Vantage GT12

New Name and subtle refresh for the quintessential British grand tourer

The Vantage is one of Aston Martin’s most successful racing cars of all time – impressive, considering it was designed for the road. With the Vantage GT12 special edition, the compliment is returned. This road-legal machine features race-inspired technology, reduced weight, a broader track and radical aerodynamics. Production is limited to just 100 examples.

Overview

Aston Martin Vantage GT12

The recipe for racing success is sometimes a simple one. In Aston Martin’s case, it involved choosing the model with the smallest, strongest and stiffest body and shoehorning in their largest and most powerful engine. The result – the V12-engined Vantage GT12 – has recorded poles, wins, podiums and fastest laps across the globe, most recently finishing third in a thrilling 2015 Bathurst 12 hours.

The road-based Vantage GT12 limited edition isn’t quite as stripped out and Spartan as its racing siblings, but the essence is much the same. A 6.0 litre V12 generates up to 600PS for blistering acceleration while extensive use of lightweight materials shaves the weight down by 100kg, compared with the V12 Vantage S.

The Vantage GT12 is also lower and wider than any of its Vantage siblings, with a broader track for more composed cornering and less lateral load transfer. 19” forged alloy satin black wheels are shod with super-grippy Michelin Pilot Super Sports. The dampers and springs and uprated and there’s a choice of Normal, Sport and Track settings.

Flared carbon fibre wings, carbon fibre bonnet, door casings and even the option of a carbon fibre roof and polycarbonate rear windows bring the weight tumbling down to 1565kg. A dramatic front splitter and large rear wing underscore the message – this is an uncompromising machine, designed for high speed track and road driving.

Inside there’s a full carbon fibre centre stack and touch-sensitive control array, the seats are in carbon fibre and the Alcantara™ trim adds a further touch of race-evolved practicality. Bespoke features are available via Q by Aston Martin, enabling owners to tailor the Vantage GT12 to their own individual preferences.

Interior Tour

Technology

Aston Martin Vantage GT12

Powering the Vantage GT12 is a re-engineered 600PS version of the Aston Martin 6.0-litre V12 that features magnesium inlet manifolds and a full titanium exhaust system with centre outlets. Transmission is an automated manual Sportshift III, and Aston claims 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds. A lightweight magnesium torque tube and a lithium-ion battery are two further race-derived additions.

The aerodynamics package is as effective as it is dramatic looking, providing a massive increase in downforce at speed for higher levels of grip and stability. Aston Martin rightly reasons that the kind of owner who’ll want the Vantage GT12 will be more interested in lap times than outright top speed, which is still highly impressive at 185mph.

Specification

  • Top SpeedTBC

  • 0-60 MPHTBC

  • Max Power592 BHP

  • Engine Size5935 CC

  • Weight1565 KG

Aston Martin Vantage GT12
Dimensions
Vehicle length TBC
Vehicle width TBC
Vehicle height TBC
Wheelbase TBC
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN) 1565 kg
Engine
Engine / cylinders / valves 32-Valve V8
Fuel management Direct injection
Max torque @ engine speed TBC
Power output @ engine speed TBC
Performance
Top speed TBC
Acceleration TBC
Fuel Consumption
Urban TBC
Extra urban TBC
Combined consumption / range 1 TBC
CO2 emissions (combined) TBC