With production of the all-new Aston Martin Vantage now in full swing, Aston Martin are celebrating the previous Vantage with one last hoorah – the V12 Vantage V600.
Paying homage to both the previous iteration of Vantage and inspired by the legendary twin-supercharged V8 Vantage V600 of 1998, a strictly limited run of just seven coupes and seven roadsters will be produced by Aston Martin’s bespoke department, Q by Aston Martin. For many, the key to the beautiful new V12 Vantage V600 will be its underlying simplicity and its old school nature; featuring a 600PS, naturally aspirated, 6.0-litre V12, it only comes with the option of a seven-speed manual gearbox.
The V12 Vantage V600 will be the final Aston Martin to use the ‘VH’ underpinnings of the previous generation Vantage, building upon the already fantastic handling with front and rear dual independent wishbone suspension and 3-stage adaptive damping.
Speaking of the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600, Marek Reichman – Vice President & Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin – said:
“This is precisely why we created our ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’ service. Our customers can create truly bespoke sports cars by personally collaborating with myself and Aston Martin’s design team. The V600 name remains a classic in Aston Martin’s heritage and I’m proud to see it adorn the V12 Vantage V600 once again”.
Styling wise, the familiar stunning aesthetic of the previous generation Vantage has returned but, as with the 1998 V8 Vantage V600, it has been re-imagined with various new aggressive features.
To begin, the full-carbon fibre exterior features a new side-strake, a bulging bonnet with punched holes – similar to the DB10 created for James Bond – and a unique darkened grille.
At the rear, an outrageous new quad exhaust system sits within an all-carbon fibre diffuser that adds further aggression and aids downforce and handling even further. Topping it all off, Aston Martin have equipped the V12 Vantage V600 with bespoke centre-lock forged and machined aluminium wheels.
The darkened carbon fibre theme continues within the cabin in the form of a carbon fibre centre console and bespoke dials. Keeping weight to a minimum without compromising luxury, V12 Vantage V600 has been fitted with lightweight seats with an all-new perforation pattern.
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