Motoring
by Aspect County

Extreme Aston – Their fastest accelerating car to date

Aston Martin’s most extreme sports car, the new V12 Vantage S, has been confirmed as the brand’s fastest accelerating production car to date – with the exception of the limited edition, and sold-out, One-77 hypercar. The new car replaces the outgoing V12 Vantage in markets around the world.

Taking just 3.7 seconds to sprint from 0 – 60 mph (3.9 seconds 0 – 100 km/h) the sports car underlines its position as not only the brand’s fastest accelerating production car, but also the most potent Vantage in Aston Martin’s glittering 100-year history.

Equipped with the new 573 PS AM28 6.0‑litre V12 engine, featuring latest generation Bosch engine management, the car is capable of reaching 205 mph making it, also, the fastest sports car to wear the iconic Aston Martin wings – One-77 excepted.

With 620 Nm of torque available at 5,750 rpm the V12 Vantage S is as flexible as it is powerful. Low rev torque – measured at just 1,000 rpm – stands at 510 Nm and, driving the rear wheels through the new Sportshift™ III AMT (automated manual transmission) ensures the car boasts true sporting driveability.

As might be expected of such a potent machine, race car technology features throughout the V12 Vantage S. Aside from significant development time spent lapping the green hell’ of Germany’s infamous Nürburgring to hone its dynamic capabilities.

Race-derived and motorsport proven technology – used routinely in Aston Martin Racing’s race-winning Vantage GT4, GT3 and GTE competition cars – provides for great driver control.
Ian Minards, Product Development Director at Aston Martin, said: Harnessing the sheer, raw, power of the AM28 engine – ensuring it is delivered in the most coherent, engaging way – has been a challenge for the Engineering team, but this record acceleration figure ably demonstrates that it is one we have more than met.

Pricing for the new V12 Vantage S is also confirmed. In the UK the new car is available from £138,000.

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