2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Revealed!
2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage – Overview
The massive twin-turbo 5.2-liter V-12 from the DBS Superleggera has been crammed into the infant Vantage by Aston Martin.
The automobile will be constructed in a limited run of 333 units, with Aston claiming that the order book has already closed “due to exceptional demand.”
Here are the major highlights:
- The twin-turbo V-12 engine in the Aston Martin V12 Vantage will produce 690 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque.
- The V12 variant has a new suspension system, a wider track, and a spectacular aerodynamic kit.
- It will be limited to only 333 automobiles worldwide and only be available as a coupe.
The requirement to handle the V12 Vantage’s high-speed airflow drove much of the altered exterior design.
The massive “horseshoe” vent on the bonnet appears to take up more than half of the hood, and the radiator grille is also 25% larger than the standard Vantage‘s.
A new splitter piece below the front bumper and a diffuser at the back help with aerodynamics, but it’s the massive new wing that makes the most significant difference.
Buyers can opt-out of this for a more stealthy look, but doing so will reduce the 450 pounds of peak downforce the wing-wearing V12 Vantage is capable of producing at top speed.
Buyers will have the option of picking either leather sports seats or lightweight buckets with exposed carbon shells and manual adjustment, which will save an additional 16 pounds of weight.
Aston’s Q customization service will allow customers to choose unique exterior and trim colors.
The firm does not expect any two finished cars to be identical.
Unlike the previous-generation Vantage, which had several V-12–powered variations, all of which utilized the older 6.0-liter normally aspirated engine, the new V12 Vantage will only have one type.
There will be no roadster option, and it will only be available as a coupe. The engine shares many similarities with the DB11 and DBS, including the latter’s headline power output of 690 horsepower at 6500 rpm.
The 555 pound-feet of torque, while outstanding, is 108 pound-feet less than the Superleggera. The V8-powered Vantage isn’t bad, but Aston Martin promises the V12 Vantage will have a power-to-weight ratio that’s more than 20% better.
The transmission is an eight-speed torque-converter automatic with specific calibration for faster shifts, a manual would have been too much to hope for.
In addition, the V12, in contrast to the regular Vantage, which has an electronically controlled rear differential, has a mechanical limited-slip differential, which was previously only available on the manual Vantage.
Other improvements include major chassis adjustments, similar to those performed last year to allow the Vantage-based V12 Speedster to fit the V-12.
V12 Vantage’s revisions are significant enough to be considered a new model, with spring rates increased by 40% in the front and 50% in the rear, new top mounts, revised sway bars, and a new secondary spring for the rear axle to improve ride comfort.
Brakes & Suspension
The V12 Vantage is 1.6 inches wider than the ordinary car and has numerous carbon-fiber components. Compared to the V-8 model, a rear strut brace and extra reinforcements have enhanced structural stiffness.
Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, as are 21-inch wheels, and the steering system has been overhauled. A lightweight version of these wheels will be available, and all V12 Vantages will be equipped with Michelin Pilot 4S tires.
Date of launch and Price
There is no official word on pricing yet, but we’ve been told that it will cost roughly $300,000 in the United States before options, with deliveries beginning later this year.
That’s more than double the price of a standard Vantage, but it’ll also be a lot rarer automobile.
The Vantage will be one of the penultimate uses for Aston’s V-12 engine, which is approaching emissions-mandated retirement.