Aston Martin V12 Vantage: Final fire with 700 hp V12
electric? For real? Yes, there are increasing signs that the next Vantage will be electrified. Whether as a pure e-racer or hybrid has not yet penetrated.
When the Brits showed up on the Nordschleife with a prototype about a year ago, the fans were delighted. Fat grand piano, wide body and a sound to die for. It quickly became clear that Aston would once again produce a V12, traditionally so to speak.
Because the twelve are nothing new in a Vantage. In 2007 a concept car with the V12 from the DBRS9 race car was shown, and in 2009 the 510 hp Vantage was finally available for purchase.
2017 Beginning of a new Vantage era
All 333 vehicles sold within two hours
And is this supposed to be over now? Let’s put it this way, this V12 Vantage is at least the farewell of this era. And we want to celebrate that. The best way, of course, is to do a real test. After all, the thing with its 700 hp has to be really fast.
The test mules on YouTube definitely impressed. But then the disappointment, there will be no test cars, all 333 vehicles were sold within two hours. Not even a driving report? A no on the first try.
5.2 liter twin-turbo V12 from the DB11
Get in on the right, slide into the optional carbon shells, ignition, start and then ears open. Wonderful, the sound is new, can’t be compared. Or is it?
He can curve
So be it, the thing just looks like a racing car. And you can also forgive a gear that shuffles through the gears in D mode, as well as the outdated navigation. Anyway, the road is clear, fire!
The transmission picks the gears under full load really rabidly in the rear axle. Unfortunately, the V12 lacks this brutality somewhat. He roars well, but 700 hp have to shred even more.
There are faster ones in its power-to-weight ratio class. He can curve. And how, he snows casually through fast bends, in tight bends he confidently draws black lines. The prance in the rear is never mean, but wants to be parried.
Specifications and price: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
• Engine V12, biturbo, front longitudinal
• Displacement 5204cc
• Perfomance 515 kW (700 hp) at 6500 rpm
• Max. Torque 753 Nm at 5000 rpm
• Drive Rear wheel / eight-speed automatic
• L/W/H 4514/1962/1274mm
• curb weight 1795kg
• trunk 346L
• 0-100km/h 3.5s
• Top 322km/h
• Consumption 13.5L SP
• Exhaust CO2 not specified
• Price from 299,500 euros