With limited production and only one unit available in Brazil, the V12 Vantage marks the end of an era, delivering 700 hp and 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds.
Aston Martin has officially unveiled the new V12 Vantage which, in the manufacturer’s own words, is “the fastest, sharpest and most powerfully refined of them all”. With global production limited to 333 copies, this model marks the end of an era: it will be the brand’s last car to use a twelve-cylinder engine.
It has a 5.2 V12 biturbo engine that produces 700 hp at 6,500 rpm and 76.8 kgfm of peak torque between 1,800 rpm and 6,000 rpm. Its top speed is 322 km / h, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds.
This was made possible by extensive use of lightweight materials to reduce weight throughout the car, delivering a power-to-weight ratio of 390 hp per tonne – that’s an increase of more than 20% over the V8-powered Vantage. . The transmission is an eight-speed automatic, with special tuning for the model.
Among the measures taken to reduce weight are a carbon fiber front bumper, a shell-shaped hood and the use of composite materials on the rear bumper and tailgate. The battery is also lighter and there is a two-part stainless steel exhaust system that helped shed around 7.2kg compared to the system fitted to the Vantage.
Rounding out the package is a damping suspension and ceramic brakes, with the addition of front and rear side panels that increase body stiffness by 8% and lateral stiffness by 6.7%. The wheels are 21-inch alloys, which save another 8 kg in the vehicle’s weight, shod with 275/35 R21 tires at the front and 315/30 R21 at the rear.
Production of the V12 Vantage is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022, and the first deliveries are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2022. And that includes Brazil, which will have a sales unit, as expected by CAR car at the opening of the first Aston Martin dealership in the country under the new representation of UK Motors.