The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is an unapologetic brute of a supercar that manages to squeeze the marque’s signature V12 engine into a 911 sized coupe. With 421kW/620Nm being sent to the rear wheels thanks to the enormous 5.9L engine up front, the Vantage S will muscle its way to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and keep on going to a top speed of 330km/h- good luck utilising that in Australia.
The Vantage S is the gentleman’s alternative to the rather ingenuous 911 Turbo. Whilst it may not be a match for the precisions of its all-wheel-drive rival around a race track, it will certainly leave it in its wake in the smile-per-mile classification. The 911 Turbo is unequivocally German; It’s outrageously fast, efficient and defined, whereas the Vantage S is the sort of car that makes you giggle like a child whenever you make any sudden movements with your right foot.
The evolution of supercars means that the Vantage S may soon be resigned to the pages of automotive history. Tightening emission regulations and a move towards forced induction mean that huge displacement engines in small coupes are quickly dying out. It’s sad to think, but examples such as this Vantage S may be one of the final opportunities to own a classic V12 supercar.
Price $357,500 Location Melbourne, Victoria Mileage 419km
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
7 Speed Automatic Single Clutch
Rear Wheel Drive
5.9L Aspirated V12
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