Aston Martin unveiled its fastest regular production car in its history: ladies and gentlemen, this is the V12 Vantage S. As its name says it, the car is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine delivering 565 bhp and 457 lb ft available at 5,750 rpm. Although the official numbers were not released, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is expected to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than four seconds.
Top speed is limited at 205 mph or 330 km/h. The engine uses a race-derived Sportshift III hydraulically actuated automated manual transmission that provides motorsport-style paddle shift changes.
Moreover, the new transmission is also lighter than the six-speed manual gearbox, saving 55 lb. The V12 Vantage S also features a three-stage adaptive damping, a first for the Vantage family, which allows the driver to tailor the car’s dynamic character.
'Normal', 'Sport' and 'Track' modes provide a broad swath of dynamic performance that can be tuned to better suit the driver's requirements. Aston Martin installed new Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes that were adapted from the exclusive One-77 supercar.
In terms of design, the V12 Vantage S comes with a new front grille inspired by the CC100 Speedster Concept that made its debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours earlier this month, but also new carbon fiber side strakes, revised rear bumper and a new optional exterior graphics pack that paints the roof and bootlid pack.
The interior was also upgraded and we find carbon fiber, Alcantara and leather. Pricing was not released yet, but the V12 Vantage S is expected to be more expensive than the standard V12 Vantage.