V12 Vantage

2009 - 2013

Extreme performance: mighty V12 in a light, powerful package.

As its name suggests, the most aggressive variant of the Vantage range features the manufacturer’s renowned V12 engine – as well as performance and looks to match the 510bhp the motor produces. Compared to the athletic but subtle looks of most Aston Martins, the V12 Vantage has an unapologetically belligerent appearance.

The clearly visible carbon fibre diffusers at the front and rear, the large air intakes on the front bumper, and the wasp-waisted side panels are notable stylistic differences from the V8 Vantage models. These modifications, however, have not simply been made for appearance’s sake; each one provides an incremental boost that maximises the vehicle’s performance.

Overview

The V12 Vantage is available as both a Coupé and a Roadster. The two variants are slightly different in terms of 0-62mph acceleration (4.2 seconds for the Coupé, 4.5 seconds for the Roadster), due to the extra 80kg of weight added by the Roadster’s roof and modified suspension. There is no difference, however, in the maximum speed of 190mph.

As well as vast reserves of horsepower, the 6.0-litre V12 engine delivers maximum torque of 570Nm at 5750rpm. The throttle response is therefore instantaneous in any gear, particularly when travelling on roads fast enough to make “Sport Mode” feasible.

The V12 Vantage’s leather, Alcantara and carbon fibre interior cossets you from bumps and potholes. The 300 litres of boot space is also a notable achievement, considering that this is a compact sportscar just over four metres in length.

Interior Tour

Technology

Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Advanced brakes and tyres ensure that the V12 Vantage remains stable and controlled even on winding rural roads.

The ventilated carbon ceramic brake discs, measuring 398mm at the front and 360mm at the rear, mean that the stopping distance at 60mph can be as little as 32.3 metres in dry conditions. The Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres assist the brakes in maintaining stability when decreasing speed. With the Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control, they also give the car excellent grip when negotiating tight corners.

Driving the V12 Vantage is made a still more enjoyable experience by standard amenities such as an Apple iPod connector, Bluetooth® phone preparation and a satellite navigation system. There is also the option of a 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system, which accompanies your journey with outstanding clear sound.

Specification

  • Top Speed190 MPH

  • 0-60 MPH4.1s

  • Max Power510 BHP

  • Engine Size5935 CC

  • Weight1680 KG

Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Dimensions
Vehicle length 4385 mm / 172.6 in
Vehicle width 2202 mm / 79.6 in
Vehicle height (unladen) 1241 mm / 48.6 in
Wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN) 1680 kg / 3704 lb
Engine
Engine / cylinders / valves V / 12 / 48
Fuel management Direct injection
Max torque @ engine speed 570 Nm / 420 lb ft @ 5750 rpm
Power output @ engine speed 510 bhp / 517 PS (DIN) / 380 kW @ 6500 rpm
Performance
Top speed 190 mph / 305 km/h (governed)
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.1 sec
Fuel Consumption
Urban 11.6 mpg (Imp.)
Extra urban 24.1 mpg (Imp.)
Combined consumption / range 1 17.3 mpg (Imp.)
CO2 emissions (combined) 388 g/km

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