After several years of keeping us in suspense with spy shots and teasers, Aston Martin introduced its 2022 V12 Vantage. The V12 Vantage is a highly anticipated model and it is sporting some new upgrades and features. Dive in to know more about the last iteration of the Vantage V12.
Aston Martin V12 Vantage Design
The Vantage V12 is said to be the most powerful Vantage to ever be made. It is also one of the sharpest handling cars to be made by a British automotive manufacturer. To shed off some extra weight, some parts like the rear decklid and rear bumper are composed of lightweight composite material. Parts like the bumper, front fenders, side sills, and hood are made out of Carbon fibre as well. The Vantage will also have a new lightweight battery and exhaust system which saves almost 16 pounds of weight. The power has hence increased due to the weight reduction.
There also exists a wide horseshoe-shaped vent in the bonnet which helps with the cooling of the engine. The entire body of the Vantage has been made a little wider for better stability. To improve the car’s overall stiffness, Aston Martin installed a bunch of features. Some of those features are an additional front and back suspension tower brace and a fuel tank brace as well.
The Vantage V12 is also fitted with a huge rear wing which generates downforce of 204 kg at its top speed. This feature is optional for those who might feel it is something they don’t prefer. The car also gets 1.6 inches wider to house-wide track tyres. The wheels are fitted with strong carbon brakes with 6-piston front callipers and 4-piston rear callipers.
V12 Vantage: Engine and Power
The engine and power the V12 Vantage emits are immense. It has a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine which makes 690 hp at 6,500 rpm and a torque of 753 Nm between 1,800 and 6,000 rpm. The engine is taken from the brand’s DB11 and DBS Superleggera. The rear wheels of the car are driven by an 8-speed automatic transmission. Aston Martin gives assurance that the V12 Vantage can reach from 0-60 MPH with a time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 200 MPH. Unlike the previous V12 Vantage, a manual version of this model is not available.
The production for Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage is expected to start this month, whereas deliveries will happen during the second quarter of this year. Only a total of 333 Vantages will be produced, and the car has already been sold out in the market. Aston Martin also reminds us that this will be the last time that they will put the twin-turbo V12 into the body of a Vantage. Once the deliveries for the model are commenced, it will be the end of production of the V12 Vantage.