The Aston Martin Vantage V12 S is the fastest road car to date to come out from the stable with the exception of the extremely limited production, One-77 supercar. Guess what, it just so happens that the Vantage V12 S also borrowed its sports exhaust system from the One-77.
The Vantage V12 S is powered by the new phenomenal AM28, 6-litre engine flaunting the same numbers as the Vanquish. That is 421kW and 620Nm of torque and a top speed of 330km/h.
There’s also a new automated manual transmission with one extra gear offering faster gear changes which, according to Aston Martin, require “only milliseconds of torque interruption” between shifts.
There hasn’t been any mention of the 0 – 100km/h sprint figures but if the Vanquish can do it in 4.1s, expect the new V12 S to be much faster taking into consideration that it weighs a lot less than the Vanquish.
What we can tell you though is that the new V12 S Vantage is rear wheel drive, lighter than the Vanquish, more powerful, has three-stage adaptive damping; those being normal, sport and track. The system also governs the level of power steering assistance offered.
It has 19” black; ten-spoke lightweight Rimstock forged alloy wheels and Carbon fibre is available for the door handles, the dashboard, and the pedals.
Externally not much has changed; the grille’s design is close to the CC100 Speedster Concept, while carbon fibre strips replace the old aluminium ones to make the most of the airflow. The exterior graphics pack of the Aston Martin Vantage V12 S also gives it a real muscle car feel.
Interior include new seats, brushed up stitching and detailing, new leather grades and countless Aston Martin options.
Brembo carbon ceramic brakes bring this monster to a stop. The brake pad surface is bigger and the disc coating is improved for better performance and feel.
Overall, the Aston Martin V12 S with its bright yellow exterior colour is unmistakable and desirable! Unfortunately there’s been no talk of price or availability, yet!
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