When Aston Martin unveiled the V12 Vantage, they presented us with a package of pure aggression that combined their breath-taking V12 with their lightest sports-car. Building on this already incredible car, the V12 Vantage S sees Aston Martin combine an even lighter chassis with an even more powerful V12 to create the most ferocious Aston Martin ever.
Boasting the ability to deliver exceptional sporting agility that is underpinned by long distance refinement, the V12 Vantage S is the flagship of the V12 Vantage range, demonstrating a potent blend of Aston Martin’s quintessential luxury design and their racing car DNA.
Maintaining the renowned compact proportions and silhouette of the beautiful Vantage, the V12 Vantage S is a beautiful demonstration of Power, Beauty and Soul.
Adding additional elements, such as more pronounced bonnet vents and flared wheel arches, V12 Vantage S not only hints at its sporting potential but also promotes presence and assertion.
Complementing these feelings of V12 Vantage S' race bred sporting potential, the car does away with the familiar aluminium vanes and instead wears an all-new carbon or titanium silver mesh grille.
Inspired by the grille of the CC100 Speedster concept, the spectacular new design ensures maximum airflow into the new V12 engine whilst also enhancing the racing car derived aesthetic of the V12 Vantage S even further.
Perfectly complimenting these new features, this ferocious V12 Vantage S also debuts entirely new lightweight forged aluminium ten-spoke wheels and an optional subtle exterior graphics pack that includes a black painted roof and part-painted boot panel.
Equipped with Aston Martin’s new 573PS AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine, the V12 Vantage S is capable of a top speed of 205mph and reaching 60mph from a standstill in just 3.7 seconds – a sprint that is 14% faster than its predecessor.
Available with either the superb Sportshift III automated manual transmission, which offers a more contemporary experience, or a seven-speed manual gearbox, which unashamedly champions driver engagement, the V12 Vantage S delivers the driver with an involved driving experience that allows them to take advantage of all of the car's potential.
For the first time in the Vantage family, the V12 Vantage S gains three-stage adaptive damping that allows precise tailoring of the car’s character to the driver’s style and taste. Providing ‘normal’, ‘sport’ and ‘track’ modes, the system also governs power steering assistance levels and once again helps to provide the driver with the ability to access all of the V12 Vantage S’ performance potential.
Ensuring the stunning exhaust note that one would expect from and Aston Martin, a new exhaust system that utilities technology has been taken from the One-77 hypercar.
Complementing the sports focused exterior design language, the interior of the V12 Vantage S has also been designed to reflect the sporting potential of the car. Presenting V12 Vantage S customers with an array of trim choices, the interior comes with new-style Sport or carbon fibre lightweight seats that demonstrate incredible attention to detail, two different grades of leather and the option of including Alcantara.
If V12 Vantage S owners would like to further promote the racing car DNA of their car, there is also the option of a Carbon Fibre Interior Pack that adds the material to the car’s facia and door pulls.
In another first for the V12 Vantage S, there is the possibility of including black pedals – due to the plethora of options available, every V12 Vantage S can be extensively personalised by each owner for a truly bespoke car.
As standard, every V12 Vantage S utilises Aston Martin’s new Ami III infotainment system. Providing intuitive access to all of the car’s systems – such as Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth and text message integration, to name but a few – the refined infotainment system seamlessly marries style and convenience.