Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Reveal : 2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage; revealed ahead of the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

At the Geneva Motor Show this march, Aston Martin's party will include 4 new models. The DBS Volante (Cabrio) version, the 4-door sedan Rapide, the very limited One-77, and this. It's the production version of the V12 Vantage!According to Aston Martin, the V12 Vantage is the fastest and most agile Vantage ever. Based on the V8 Vantage, the V12 Vantage features a 6.0L V12 engine from the DBS, producing 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Performance numbers are amazing for a Vantage. 0-60 mph comes in 4.1 seconds and will keep going all the way to 190 mph. So that's nearly 200 mph in a baby Aston!Power is connected through a 6-speed manual. Also, Aston fitted the new V12 Vantage with a faster steering and a new differential, so this Aston handles better and more stable than the standard V8 Vantage.New V12 engine weighs 100 kg more than the V8 engine, but thanks to lightweight materials and components, including, carbon ceramic brakes, lightweight wheels lightweight inner rear quarter panels, lightweight seats the overall kerb weight is only up by 50 kg than its V8 sibling.In the looks department, the V12 Vantage looks as beautiful as any Vantage, but with new supercar details. It features an all new body kit with a carbon-fiber front splitter, new rims, and a rear diffuser. There's also 4 scoops on the new bulged hood to cool that monstrous engine. All these visual changes help enhance the V12 Vantage's aerodynamics and cooling aids and which optically widens the car. It just looks fantastic!
The V12 Vantage will also be quite exclusive with only 300-500 units will be built per year.

Source: [Aston Martin]

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