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(from Aston Martin
Press Release) V12 Vantage: Aston Martin's Most Exhilirating
• Fastest and most
agile Vantage ever; ultimate performance interpretation of the
• Purposeful, striking and functional styling signalling
• Everyday usability associated with a modern Aston Martin
• Race-derived technology used throughout
Wednesday 4 February 2009. Aston Martin will present the most potent
production sports car in the marque’s 95-year history at the Geneva
motor show on 3 March. Based on the hugely successful V8 Vantage,
the V12 Vantage will feature a 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510
bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque with a top
speed of 190 mph (305 km/h) and 0-62 mph (0-100 kp/h) time of 4.2
The latest incarnation of the Vantage family has been designed to
provide a unique character, appealing to different driver tastes and
complementing the other models in the current Aston Martin line-up.
The original V12 Vantage concept was unveiled to guests at the
opening of the Aston Martin Design Studio in December 2007.
Continuing the marque’s impressive record of bringing concepts
through to production, Aston Martin engineers have brought the V12
Vantage to market in an incredible 12 months.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “This is
the ultimate performance interpretation of the Vantage range,
combining our most agile model with our most powerful engine. It
represents the definitive driving package; providing spectacular
performance to ensure a dynamically thrilling and everyday useable
“The V12 Vantage has a unique character, one unlike our other cars.
This will appeal to different people with different tastes, allowing
more people to enjoy the Aston Martin experience.
“This also illustrates one of Aston Martin’s key strengths – the
ability to act quickly and turn concepts and ideas into reality.”
Designed for the focused driver, every component of the V12 Vantage
has been honed with pure driving enjoyment in mind. Benefitting from
race-developed materials and components, and featuring lightweight
carbon fibre; performance and agility have been tuned to perfection.
Visually enticing, the V12 Vantage expresses its performance
potential through its purposeful stance created by enhanced
aerodynamic and cooling aids optically widening the car, while
retaining traditional understated Aston Martin design. Equally
inviting, the cosseting interior permits the driver to extract
maximum performance ability from the car while also enjoying
customary levels of Aston Martin comfort on longer journeys. High
levels of power and torque are available at all engine speeds making
the V12 Vantage responsive and tractable in any driving situation.
The V12 Vantage will be built at Aston Martin’s global headquarters
in Gaydon, Warwickshire joining the DBS, DB9 and V8 Vantage model
lines which are built in the state-of-the-art production facility
combining hi-tech manufacturing processes with traditional
hand-craftsmanship. Production will be limited up to 1,000 examples
over the life span of the car, making the V12 Vantage a truly
exclusive driver’s car.
Deliveries of the V12 Vantage are expected to commence during
quarter three 2009 with prices to be confirmed at the Geneva motor