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Aston Martin reveals V12 Vantage with 690 HP, SOLD OUT

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Aston Martin has revealed the new V12 Vantage in the international market. If you are planning to book one of those, its bad news. The brand has already sold all the 333 limited units of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. The brand also revealed that the deliveries of the new car are scheduled for customers in the second quarter of 2022. 

What’s Special in the new V12 Vantage?

The new V12 Vantage not only has a larger engine but also has a 20% improved power-to-weight ratio, compared to the older V8 model. The brand has achieved this by putting the V12 on a strict diet. This also includes generous use of carbon fibre for components such as the front bumper, rear bumper, side sills, front fenders, bonnet, the rear deck etc. Thanks to this, the supercar tips the scales at 1,795 kg, giving it a power-to-ratio of 385 hp per ton. The V12 Vantage also comes with a lightweight battery and a newly developed stainless-steel exhaust with centrally mounted dual tips. Compared to the standard setup, this saves 7.2 kgs. The brand also reveals that the V12 Vantage comes with a specially tuned exhaust for a sonorous performance.

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage also comes with carbon-ceramic brakes as standard. The boffins at Aston Martin have chosen 410mm front discs with six-piston stoppers and 360mm rear discs with four-piston callipers. The CCB brakes not only reduce weight by 23 kg compared to the conventional steel setup but also reduce brake fade at temperatures of up to 800 degrees Celsius. The car comes with 21-inch wheels shod in 275/35 front and 315/30 rear Michelin Pilot 4S tires. 

Engine and transmission

Powering the V12 Vantage is a 5.2-litre V12 engine that is capable of producing 690 Hp of power at 6,500 rpm and 753 Nm of torque from 1,800 rpm. The engine is capable of offering a top speed of 322 km/h, and accelerating from 0-100 km/h takes just 3.5 seconds. The car can sprint from a standstill to 96.5 km/h in just 3.4 seconds.

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