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Aston Martin V12 Vantage

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin
aka Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Production 2010 - present
1000 units only
Class Supercar
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat Front-Engined Coupe
Length 172.5 in (4380 mm)
Width 73.5 in (1865 mm)
Height 49 in (1241 mm)
Wheelbase 107.9 in (2600 mm)
Weight 3704 lb (1680 kg)
Transmission 6-speed Manual, RWD
Engine 6.0 litre (5935 cc) Quad-OHC V12, 48 valves
Power 510 hp (380 kW / 517 PS) @ 6500 rpm
420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque @ 5750 rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

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Recent Changes

  • On December 18, 2009, Aston Martin announced the V12 Vantage Carbon Black. The limited edition model features a bespoke Carbon Black metallic finish that takes 50 man-hours of hand painting and quality checks to complete. It is also set apart from the ordinary V12 Vantage with gloss black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels, carbon fiber side strake over a black mesh vent, a bright finished grille and front parking sensors. Inside, the interior is swathed in Obsidian Black leather contrasted by hand stitched silver thread while the sport seats are formed from Carbon Fibre and Kevlar (saving 17 kg or 37 lb). Other interior niceties include Piano black facia trim, centre stack and centre console, anodised black tread plates, unique carbon fibre sill plaques and 700w Premium Audio System. There is no word yet on the pricing but Aston Martin has said that buyers should expect a 5 per cent increase over the price of the basic models. Deliveries will commence from March.[1]
  • On April 24, 2009, Aston Martin announced their return to the 24 Hours of Nurburgring by introducing their specially modified V12 Vantage racer for the job. The car is liveried in striking sky blue with white streaks over the a-pillars. Interestingly, the car is close to standard with only very minimal changes made to reduce weight and improve handling. Pirelli has also provided specially selected P Zero Circuit Racing slick tyres. [2]

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ASTON MARTIN

Prodrive Ltd.


Prodrive | Aston Martin | Lagonda | Tickford | Glenn Seton Racing | Aston Martin Racing


Current Models: V8 Vantage · V8 Vantage Volante · V12 Vantage · DB9 · DB9 Volante · DBS · Rapide · One-77

Historic cars: DB1 · DB2 · DB3 · DB2/4 · DB Mark III · DB4 · DB4 GT Zagato · DB5 · DB6 · DBS · V8 · DB7 · V12 Vantage · DB7 Zagato · DB AR1 · Lagonda · Lagonda Rapide

Historic Supercars: V8 Vantage · V8 Zagato · Virage · V12 Vanquish

Racing/Competition: DB3 · DBSS · DBR1 · DBR2 · DBR3 · DBR4 · DBR5 · DP212 · DP214 · DP215 · Nimrod · AMR1 · DBR9 · DBRS9 · Rally GT · Vantage GT2 · Vantage GT4 · LeMans Works LMP1 · Rapide 24h Nurburgring

Concept cars: AM4 · Jet · Bulldog · Jet 2 · Lagonda Vignale · Vanquish Zagato Roadster · 20/20 · AMV8 Vantage · Rapide Concept · V12 Vantage RS Concept · Cygnet Concept


David Brown


Lionel Martin Corporate website A brand of Prodrive Ltd.


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