Aston Martin V12 Vantage review

          The Aston Martin Vantage has broken cover with a 12 cylinder model featuring some new exterior design and performance technology that should bring the aging Vantage back into relevance. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage, as the new British sports car is aptly called, gets a big bump in power and a new stability control system to help put it to the road.

         Although the 5.9 liters V 12 lacks the latest tricks there’s no direct fuel injection or even variable valve timing those deficiencies won’t be on your mind when you shift out of fifth gear at the 6800 rpm redline and find the V 12 still pulling with an alarming surge past 170 mph in sixth gear, toward a top speed of 190 mph.

           First impressions are dominated by the engine, which is hard to ignore. Although the drama builds as you climb into the figure-hugging, optional carbon shell seats fitted to our car, the V12 is the undoubted star of the show. From the moment you get behind the wheel and push the sapphire tipped key into the dash, the pulsating engine note fills the cabin with a deep.


            * Type of engine: DBS-Sourced V12
            * Horsepower: 510 hp @ 6500 rpm
            * Acceleration 0-60 mph s:: 4.1 seconds
            * Max speed: 190 mph
            * Price (est): £135,000

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