Aston Martin has confirmed that in response to strong customer demand, the V12 Vantage – the most potent production sports car in the marque’s 96-year history – will be made available in North and South America beginning later this year.
Based on the successful V8 Vantage, the V12 Vantage features a 6.0 liter V12 engine producing 510 bhp and 420 lb ft of torque with a top speed of 190 mph and a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 4.2 seconds.
Originally launched in 2009, the V12 Vantage has quickly established itself as a favorite with enthusiasts and media observers alike, winning accolades and praise around the world and proving a huge sales success for the British marque.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “This is the ultimate performance interpretation of the Vantage range, combining our most agile model with our most powerful engine. It represents the definitive Aston Martin driving experience; providing spectacular performance to ensure a dynamically thrilling drive in a highly exclusive package.”
For the Americas launch, the V12 Vantage will be available in a limited Carbon Black special edition. Outside, the car features a bespoke Carbon Black metallic paint with a subtle metallic twist painstakingly created through a hand painting process taking 50 man hours. The result is a deep, rich patina. The iconic Aston Martin side strake is fashioned from carbon fiber backed by a black mesh. Also included are gloss black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels. A bright-finished grille and front parking sensors (normally an option) complete the exterior detailing.
Inside, swathes of Obsidian Black leather are highlighted with a contrast silver coarse-stitch, hand-stitched by the craftspeople at Gaydon, Aston Martin’s global headquarters in England. Also featured are a piano black facia trim, center stack and center console, anodized black tread plates and unique sill plaques built on the carbon theme. The normally optional Aston Martin 700w Premium Audio System is delivered as standard equipment.
The V12 Vantage is available to order now and deliveries to the Americas are expected to commence during the fourth quarter of this year. As we go to press, prices have yet to be confirmed, but you know what they say about having to ask.