VIDEO: Is the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S the Best Aston Martin?
Aston Martin has finally given the V12 Vantage S a manual gearbox. But there is more to it that makes the car really amazing.
Equipped with the new 565bhp Aston Martin AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine, featuring latest generation Bosch engine management, the car is capable of reaching 205 mph.
It provides the most visceral yet engaging sports car experience in the British luxury car maker’s current range, the new V12 Vantage S delivers exceptional sporting agility underpinned by admirable long distance refinement.
Peak and low rev torque improves appreciably, too. With 457 lb ft available at 5,750 rpm – up from 420 lb ft previously – the V12 Vantage S is not to be found wanting.
Crucially, too, low rev torque – measured at just 1,000 rpm – leaps from 324 lb ft to 376 lb ft. This serves to both flatten and fatten the torque curve, thereby significantly improving driveability.
Watch the video to find out what makes the V12 Vantage S even more interesting from the previous Aston Martin cars.