News : February 4, 2009
Aston Martin, purveyors of the auto I’d most like to have sex with, have decided to take their oh-so-delicious Vantage and add 4 more cylinders. The New 6.0 V12 pumps out 510 horsepower and 420ft/lbs of torque and utilizes a Carbon Fiber Driveshaft mounted to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
With all that grunt from the new motor, Aston didn’t slack and gave the new Vantage some real stopping power. This sex kitten on four wheels gets 6-piston calipers clamping down onto a massive 398mm carbon ceramic disk for the front, and 4-piston calipers gripping onto 360mm rotors in the rear.
The wheels are something serious here and are staggered like crazy. The front wheels measure 19×9 inches, wrapped in 255/35 Pirelli P Zero Corsas and the rears are a wide 19×11 with 295/30’s putting it to the ground.
Continuing with the exterior, the 6 liter monster gets all new front and rear bumpers, front splitter, sills, rear diffuser, hood and trunklid as to not be confused with its lower powered sibling.
Inside, Carbon-kevlar seats, personalized sill plates, premium 700w audio system, and carbon fiber door pulls are optional. Carbon fiber is used in the hood vents and diffuser to try to reduce some of the load of the new motor.
Aston Martin hasn’t released pricing info yet, but expect a pretty hefty sum. Grab ’em quick, because they only plan on Producing 1000 of these V12 powered monsters. I’ve always had a soft spot for these machines, and this one only makes that stronger.