Most of us should be already familiar with one of Aston Martin’s latest super coupes, the V12 Vantage S, which was revealed last month. But what the British sports car maker didn’t disclose were the official performance specifications of the V12 Vantage S, until now.
The new 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S sprints from 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds for a top sprint to 205 mph. This happens thanks to the brand’s latest AM28 6.0L V12 monster, churning out 565hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. Around 376 lb-ft of torque is readily available at 1,000RPM.
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That epic wave of power (and sound) is assisted by Aston’s SportshiftTIM III automated manual transmission, driving the rear wheels.
The 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S hits your local showrooms beginning in 2014 with prices starting at $184,995. And $195,950 for you Canadian lot.
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V12 Vantage S: blast-off for fastest Vantage yet
• 0-60 mph time confirmed at 3.7 seconds
• Fastest accelerating Aston Martin to date, with exception of One-77 hypercar
• Pricing confirmed as $184,995 in the United States
Aston Martin’s most extreme sports car, the new 2015 V12 Vantage S, is today confirmed as the brand’s fastest accelerating production car to date – with the exception of the limited edition, and sold-out, One-77 hypercar.
Taking just 3.7 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph the new 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 565bhp AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine, featuring latest generation 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 457 lb ft 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 376 lb ft and, driving the rear wheels through the new SportshiftTM III AMT (automated manual transmission) ensures the car boasts true sporting driveability.
Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez said: “The new V12 Vantage S brings our winning GT3 race formula to the road. It’s a car for those customers who want superior sporting performance in a ‘gentleman’s suit’. It’s the most pure, yet understated, driving machine we can imagine today.”
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 and, of course, that
motorsport-derived paddle shift gearbox, the new car includes such track-inspired components as CNC machined combustion chambers and hollow cam shafts.
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.
“With great motorsport successes already under our belt such as the WEC win at Silverstone and our superb showing at the recent Nürburgring 24 Hour race, plus the excitement of Le Mans just around the corner, it seems fitting that our most extreme road-going Vantage yet claims this acceleration record now.”
Nuanced, as well as potent, the new car includes technology which allows its driver to accurately tune its ride and handling. Three-stage adaptive damping means the driver can more precisely tailor the car’s dynamic character and exploit its clear performance potential. ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ modes provide a broad swathe of dynamic capability, while the system also governs the level of power steering assistance offered.
Working alongside the extended adaptive damping system is a ‘Sport’ mode, controlled via a button on the centre console, which alters throttle response, gearshift speed and timing, and exhaust note to, once again, tune the character of the car to the driver’s requirements.
The new ZF-ServotronicTM power assisted steering boasts a quicker 15:1 ratio, in line with the car’s sporting pedigree, linked to the adaptive damping button. It offers two-mode steering assistance designed to best match the ‘Sport’ or ‘Normal’ settings generated by the Adaptive Damping System.
Pricing for the new 2015 V12 Vantage S is also confirmed. In the United States the new car is available from (USD) $184,995 MSRP and at (CAD) $195,950 MSRP in Canada. Deliveries are expected to commence early next year across the Americas.
– By: Chris Chin