2012

2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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$118,650-$149,700
$0-$0
13 CITY / 19 HWY
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Overview

The V8 Vantage coupe and roadster carry a 4.2L V8 engine that generates 420 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque mated to a either a 6-speed manual or Sportshift automated manual transmission. The 6.0L V12 engine makes 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, and it only comes with a 6-speed manual. A V8 Vantage S model is tuned to 430 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque, and features faster acceleration and a higher top speed thanks to the all-new 7-speed Sportshift II automatic. The V8 and V12 Vantages are rear-wheel drive with the engine mounted under the hood, just behind the front axle.
2016,
2016,Performance is more than respectable in the V8 coupe and roadster, with a top speed of 175 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds, with the S everything is just a bit faster. The V12, of course, goes a bit further, to a maximum of 190 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds--nearly a full second faster over the V8 model. The V12 also upgrades its brakes to the carbon ceramic variety. Owners of V8 Vantage S and V12 Vantage models get an additional sport button, which modifies throttle response and exhaust tuning for performance driving. The new S also gets a quicker steering ratio than the standard V8 model, as well as a recalibrated suspension system and new 6-piston front disc brakes. Wider wheels and wider tires complete the S package.
2016,
2016,All Vantages have anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic braking, electronic brake assist, tire pressure monitoring and dynamic stability control. DSC in the V12 includes track mode for a stiffer, more responsive ride during performance driving. The Vantage also features what Aston Martin calls the "Emotion Control Unit," which starts the car when a special key fob is pushed into a slot on the dash.
2016,
2016,Everything you'd expect in a 2-seater, touring car retailing in the 6-figure range is here, including a 160-watt sound system, automatic temperature control, navigation system, electrically adjustable seats, rear parking sensors, airbags. The stereo can be upgraded to a powerful 700-watt system and the interior surfaces can be had in finishes like Piano Black and personalized sill plaques can be added.

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