The last of its kind is already sold out.
Following the DBX 707, Aston Martin is introducing the very final V12 Vantage, another high-powered supercar. We’ve been keeping an eye on the top-of-the-line model for nearly a year, and the covers are finally coming off. You’re staring at the most powerful Vantage ever equipped with a combustion engine, a twin-turbo 5.2-liter that improves the car’s power-to-weight ratio by over 20% over the V8 variant.
The V12 Vantage has the juicy figures for the model’s final hurrah, producing 690 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 753 Newton-meters (555 pound-feet) of torque from 1,800 rpm. After a number of weight-saving techniques, the supercar hits the scales at 1,795 kilos (3,957 pounds) with 385 horsepower per metric tonne. Carbon fibre is used extensively throughout the automobile, including the front bumper, hood, front fenders, and even the side sills. The deck lid and bumper on the back are also constructed of carbon fibre.
A lightweight battery and a freshly built stainless-steel exhaust with centrally located twin tips are also part of the Draconian diet. It saves 7.2 kilogrammes (15.8 pounds) over the basic configuration and has been tweaked to create a more aggressive soundscape to match the V12 Vantage’s status as a flagship model.
Aston Martin engineers have fitted standard carbon-ceramic brakes with 410-mm front discs gripped by six-piston callipers and 360-mm discs paired with four-piston callipers as part of the weight-loss effort. When compared to a traditional steel configuration, the CCB brakes save 23 kg (51 lbs). These, according to the Gaydon-based maker, can withstand temperatures of up to 800 degrees Celsius (1,472 degrees Fahrenheit).
Those new 21-inch alloy wheels, which are wrapped in Michelin Pilot 4S tyres, not only look amazing, but they also help you lose another 8 kg (18 lbs) of weight. The tyres are 275/35 R21 on the front axle and 315/30 R21 on the back axle as standard. The V12 Vantage has been enlarged by around 40 millimetres (nearly 1.6 inches) to accommodate a wider track, and these gleaming new wheels are housed within beefier fenders.
Because the car generates 204 kg (450 lbs) of downforce at top speed, the redesigned bodywork pays off in terms of aerodynamics. The V12 Vantage will reach a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h) after accelerating from 62 mph (100 km/h) to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and 3.4 seconds, respectively. What a way to go out on a high note….
An eight-speed automatic transmission and a rear-mounted mechanical limited-slip differential provide all of the power to the rear wheels. Using the experiences learnt while building the V12 Speedster and Vantage F1 Edition, the ZF gearbox has been altered to manage the engine’s increased power and enable faster shifts.
Another important hardware change is represented by the new adaptive suspension featuring redesigned anti-roll bars, bushings, and spring and damper assemblies. Compared to a regular Vantage, the V12 model has 50 percent stiffer front springs while the ones at the back are up by 40 percent.
The optional Comfort Package can make the tough performance machine a little easier to live with. It restores some of the insulation and incorporates a parcel shelf and divider to reduce NVH levels. Since these automobiles are rarely driven, there are several options available, including a four-piece baggage set, an indoor car cover, a trunk mat, and a battery conditioner.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage, which is already sold out, will be limited to only 333 units, with delivery beginning in the second quarter of this year.
Source: Aston Martin