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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

The V12 Vantage was an unprecedented engineering achievement. Combining a V12 engine with Aston Martin’s lightest sports-car in a package of pure aggression.

They could have stopped there, they didn’t. An even lighter chassis, an even more powerful engine, an even more responsive transmission. V12 Vantage S – the most ferocious Aston Martin ever produced.

Breath-taking performance: An advanced engineering story told by monumental numbers. 15kg lighter than V12 Vantage. 573PS of power. 620Nm of peak torque. With enhanced low and mid-range power the new-generation AM28 engine pushes the V12 Vantage S to a top speed of 205mph, creating the fastest series production model they’ve ever made.

Sportshift III: A seven-speed AMT transaxle gearbox was specifically designed to tap the potency of V12 Vantage S. 2017 sees the return of a manual-shift transmission as an option, creating the ultimate analogue experience in a digital world. Seamless gear changes at high engine speeds. Advanced light-touch paddleshifts giving maximum driver control, while the new manual transmission provides maximum engagement between driver, vehicle and road.

A transmission derived from the Vantage GT program brings motorsport engineering and race-car capability to the road.
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Agility and Ability: The controlled power of V12 Vantage S comes with revolutionary levels of response to driver input. Three-stage adaptive damping. All new carbon ceramic brakes. A unique track-mode with delayed anti-lock braking technology. This isn’t technology to aid the driver, it’s technology that puts the driver in control.

Extreme performance. Extreme styling. A bold new carbon fiber grill marries design and engineering to improve airflow whilst defining a more aggressive front profile. New roof and rear graphics packs. Lightweight forged alloy wheels. All new interior finishes on seats, doors and controls. Never opulent but always dramatic the V12 Vantage S is tailored for a visceral driving experience.

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Taking the digital user experience up a notch, Aston Martin has captured the sounds of each of their models – from revving the motor to driving away. I love this.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Specs:

Body

  • Two-seat, two-door coupe body style
  • Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body
  • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
  • Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
  • High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
  • Black headlamp bezels
  • LED rear lamps
  • Clear rear lamps with a black border
  • Carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser

Engine

  • AM28 all-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48 valve, 5,935cc, V12
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
  • Max power: 573 PS (565 bhp) at 6,750 rpm
  • Max torque: 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,750 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-60mph: 3.7 secs
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h: 3.9 secs
  • Max speed (estimated): 328 km/h (205 mph)

Transmission

  • Rear mid-mounted ‘Sportshift™ III; seven-speed automated manual transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Final drive ratio 3.7:1

Dimensions

  • Length: 4385 mm (inc. front number plate plinth)
  • Width: 2022 mm (inc. mirrors)
  • Height: 1250 mm
  • Kerbweight: (estimate)1665 kg
  • Fuel tank capacity:80 litres (17.6 UK gal/21.1 US gal)
  • Wheelbase:2600 mm

Brakes

  • Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
  • Black painted brake calipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction control (TC)

Suspension

  • Three Stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
  • Front: Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers
  • Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, dual-rate coil springs and monotube dampers

Wheels & tyres

  • 19-inch, 10-spoke forged alloy Graphite-painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • Front wheel: 9J x 19”
  • Rear wheel: 11J x 19”
  • Front tyre: Pirelli P Zero Corsa 255 / 35 ZR19
  • Rear tyre: Pirelli P Zero Corsa 295 / 30 ZR19
  • Tyre repair kit

Steering

  • Rack and pinion, power-assisted steering
  • 2.6 turns lock-to-lock
  • Column tilt and reach adjustment

Interior Specification & Equipment

  • Full-grain leather interior
  • Piano Black facia trim, centre stack and door pulls
  • Alcantara-trimmed sports steering wheel with black airbag ring
  • Electrically adjustable Sports seats with side airbags
  • Memory seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)
  • Dual-stage driver/passenger front airbags
  • Carbon fibre front grille
  • Titanium side strake mesh
  • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
  • Heated rear screen
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
  • Trip computer
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth® telephone preparation 1
  • Satellite navigation system 1
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) 1
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring1
  • Alarm (with volumetric and tilt sensor) and immobiliser
  • Remote-control central door locking and boot release
  • Glass ECU
  • Glass switches
  • Tracking device (UK only) 4
  • LED map-reading lights
  • 160W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger
  • DAB radio1

Learn more about the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: www.astonmartin.com/v12-vantage-s

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