Ever since we’ve laid eyes on the Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS Concept, we were a bit iffy – okay well, we were very pissed off about the color choice. Why color a 600 horsepower Aston with baby blue? We’d much rather see this beauty in all black, all white, charcoal gray or even Aston’s famous Racing Green.
Anyway Aston has announced that they will call the baby blue color of the V12 Vantage RS Concept ‘Mako Blue.’ Yes, they released a whole press release about the color and they can do that because they are Aston Martin. More importantly, is the last paragraph of the press release where Aston says it is currently evaluating customer feedback and is planning on a possible low-volume production run if there is enough demand for the model.
The 6.0 liter V12 engine produces 600 horsepower and gives the Vantage RS the ability to do 0-60 in exactly 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph. 0-100 comes in at just 8.5 seconds.
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Mako Blue Chosen for V12 Vantage RS Concept
Mako Blue Chosen for V12 Vantage RS ConceptGaydon, 13.02.08. The newly housed Aston Martin Design team has selected a name for the colour of the company’s V12 Vantage RS concept car, after inviting suggestions from the public at the opening of the company’s new Design Studio last year.
The V12 Vantage RS was unveiled in December by Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez, who, during his speech, invited suggestions to name the colour of the concept. The Aston Martin design team was inundated with suggestions, and after careful consideration has selected ‘Mako Blue’ as the name of the concept colour.
Design Director, Marek Reichman said: “The name is taken from the Mako shark, which is the fastest and most agile shark known to man. We thought the name not only reflected the colour, but also that the nature of the shark was synonymous with the character of the car.
“The Maori translation for ‘Mako’ is ‘Blue Lightning’ which obviously is descriptive of both colour and car – a very befitting name.”
Mat Watson, who penned the winning name added: “The name came to me instantly, when I first saw the car. There is a distinct parallel between the shark and the car ““ both being the fastest of their kind.”
The environmentally sustainable Design Studio is the marque’s first purpose-built and fully-owned design facility. The Vantage RS concept features a 600bhp 6.0 V12 engine and has been subjected to a weight-loss programme. The result is the fastest ever road-going Aston Martin.
Aston Martin is currently evaluating feedback from customers to the Vantage RS concept, with a view to a possible low-volume production run should sufficient demand exist.
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