The Aston Martin V12 Vantage are a series of hand built sports cars from the British manufacturer Aston Martin. Aston Martin has previously used the name “Vantage” on high performance variants of their existing GT models, notably on the Virage-based car of the 1990s the modern car, in contrast, is the leanest car and more agile in aligning Aston. As such, intended as a more focused model to reach out to potential buyers of cars such as the Porsche 911 as well as the exotic sports and GT cars with which Aston Martins traditionally compete.
The December 11, 2007, as part of opening his own design studio Aston Martin, the company unveiled a concept based on the Aston Martin V8 Vantage concept. The car, known as the V12 Vantage RS, featured the V12 engine from the DBS and produced 510 horsepower (380 kW). The power along with the weight of 3704 pounds (1680 kg) allows the car to reach 60 mph (97 km / h) in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 mph (310 km/h).
Other additions include a new rear diffuser, a rear spoiler that can be raised or lowered, and carbon-ceramic brakes. The trunk lid and hood ventilated are also made of carbon fiber to help reduce the car’s weight. In early 2008, the CEO of Aston Martin confirmed the production for V12 Vantage RS mid-2009. Prototype development of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS appeared in April 2008, before Aston Martin unveiled the official V12 Vantage in 2009.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage has been confirmed for the United States market. Dr. Urlich Bez has confirmed personally USA approval is underway. This is in response to the decision to extend the production run beyond 1000 units. According to the automaker, some subtle changes were needed to the vehicle structure so that to comply with the regulations of South and North America. In addition to these improvements, Aston has also announced it will add a new version of the V12 Vantage Carbon Black exclusively for the American market.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is a manageable vehicle video game need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. It is available both in the form of factory and as police version with full police livery. The Vantage Carbon Black edition is available in Test Drive Unlimited 2 as a special pre-order DLC or a car with the standard model. Also featured in Gran Turismo 5 via DLC Car Pack 3. The August 24, 2011, Aston Martin has announced they are developing a Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 version to replace the Aston Martin DBRS9. Is expected to race cars to be delivered in early 2012.
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
The May 28, 2013, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S announced – a sportier version of the V12 Vantage supercar it replaces. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S produces 565 horsepower (421 kW) and 457 lb ft (620 N · m) of torque from a newly designed 6-liter (5,935 cc) V12 engine called the AM28, which is used as the basis for future engines. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a new automated manual seven-speed Sportshift III without the option of a manual transmission, which weighs 55 pounds (25 kg) more than the Sportshift III.
The exhaust on the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S was developed from Aston Martin One-77 supercar own company, and undertakes to give the car a unique sound for the new model. Although the specifics of performance have not yet been released, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is claimed to reach a top speed of 205 mph (330 km / h), making it the fastest production Aston Martin in history.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is 15 kilograms (33 lb) lighter than the V12 Vantage, has new adaptation of three stages of suspension damping, new carbon ceramic brakes, and a way of only clue to help drivers want to take their car to the track. Aston Martin V12 Vantage styling and the aerodynamic changes include a new front grille carbon fiber, black roof and rear grille, forged alloy wheels lightweight and new finishes on interior seats and doors controls.