Aston Martin has come up with a replacement of the popular V12 Vantage. The new replacement is badged as the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, which is more powerful than the outgoing model with additional 55 BHP of power. The Aston Martin One-77 was the fastest road-legal model for the British automaker but now that it’s not in production anymore, the new V12 Vantage S is the manufacturer’s fastest road-legal vehicle.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S features the new AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine that produces 565 BHP of power with 620 Nm of torque (50 Nm more than the outgoing model), mated to a Sportshift III automated manual transmission derived from the V8 Vantage S and fitted with paddle shift. The V12 Vantage S is capable of reaching a top speed of 330 km/hr. The automaker claims that the V12 Vantage S is equipped with racecar technology featuring CNC machined combustion chambers and hollow camshafts.
The latest offering from Aston Martin also comes with three-stage adaptive damping – Normal, Sport and Track modes, which allows the driver to toggle with the supercar’s dynamics. The new exhaust system is also lighter, smaller and louder than that of its predecessor. Tweaks on the exteriors include the new grille derived from the CC100 Speedster Concept, which replaces the aluminium slats with carbon fibre treatment.
Apart from that, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S wears a new set of lightweight forged 10-spoke alloy wheels and exterior graphics with black painted roof and part-painted boot panel. On the inside, buyers have an option of choosing between sport and carbon fiber lightweight seat options with exclusive stitching and welt detailing. The leather grade options include Luxmill, semi-aniline and Alcantara. The automaker also offers Carbon Fiber Interior Pack, which includes carbon fiber trim on the fascia, door pulls with black pedals.