New and extreme Aston Martin V12 Vantage S unveiled
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
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Aston Martin has just unveiled the new V12 Vantage S which emerges as the fastest ever road going Aston Martin after the One-77.
The supercar brings a plethora of racebred technologies into a road car package. The V12 Vantage S is powered by a new AM28 6.0 litre V12 engine which packs in a massive 573PS of power and a phenomenal torque of 620Nm (50Nm more than the previous V12 Vantage). The engine benefits from race derived features like CNC machined combustion chamber and hollow camshafts.
The gearbox is a new hydraulically actuated Sportshift III AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) which is lighter than the previous car's manual gearbox by a good 25kg. The V12 motor employs Bosch's engine management and is capable of hurtling the supercar as fast as 205 mph (328 kph). However, Aston Martin haven't released the 0-100 kph acceleration time.
The V12 Vantage comes with a new three stage adaptive damping suspension and a new ZF Servotronic power steering. The driver can change the car's behavior by shuffling through three drive modes namely Normal, Sport and Track. The engine mapping, steering response and the gear shift pattern change accordingly.
As far as the looks are concerned, the V12 Vantage S retains the compact yet powerful stance of its predecessor. The aluminum slats in the front grill have been replaced by carbon fibre elements to increase the air flow to the V12 motor, just like the CC100 concept that was unveiled a few days ago.
New 10-spoke forged alloy wheels and a dual tone exterior color theme with a black painted roof and a part painted boot lid gives the car some fresh appeal while retaining the traditional Aston Martin design language.
The interior gets two leather options - Luxmill and semi-aniline. The stitching and felt detailing are new and one can specify Alcantara detailing as well. An optional carbon fibre interior pack is also on offer for those who love the bespoke feel.
Overall, the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S turns out to be a race inspired, road going supercar.
New Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Image Gallery
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Press Release
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