2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage: The End of an Era.. 2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage: The End of an Era. Aston Martin brings us today the ultimate expression of its Vantage coupé . It’s also the end of an era as the all-new 2023 V12 Vantage will be the last of its kind before the brand turns to electric.
We prefer to warn you right away: only 333 copies will be produced and delivered from this spring, but they are all already sold.
«Every major sports car brand has a heroine in its lineup and the V12 Vantage has played that role for Aston Martin since the 2007 concept,» said Tobias Moers, Aston Martin CEO. But the time has now come to close its story, naturally with the most spectacular version yet – the fastest, most powerful and most dynamic ever. »
At its heart, therefore, is a 5.2-litre V12 developing 690 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 555 lb-ft of torque between 1,800 and 6,000 rpm. It gives accelerations from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h.
Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, specially tuned for faster shifts, and a mechanical limited-slip differential. At the same time, the 2023 V12 Vantage benefits from a completely reworked suspension including a new adaptive damping system. The springs are 50% firmer in the front and 40% firmer in the rear.
These changes are supported by new steering settings and carbon-ceramic brakes as standard with 410mm front and 360mm rear discs, the former being bitten by six-piston calipers. These brakes are not only more resistant to heat and wear, but also 23 kg lighter than steel brakes.
Speaking of lightness, the car lightens its weight with carbon fiber bumpers, hood, front fenders, trunk lid and other components. Added to this is a lightweight battery and an exhaust system that alone saves 7.2 kg. New 21-inch wheels with a satin black finish are available, again with the option of lighter rims that take 8 kg off. They are shod with high performance Michelin Pilot 4S tires.
It should also be noted that this V12 Vantage has a wider track for more stability and a body that is 40 mm wider than the V8-powered Vantage. Its grille is 25% larger and the accompanying aerodynamic package includes an aggressive front spoiler. Aston Martin offers the option of eliminating the rear wing for those who desire a more understated style.
Finally, the cabin retains the decor of the Vantage that we know with the exception of the new Sport Plus seats fully trimmed in semi-aniline leather (those with optional carbon fiber structure reduce weight by 7.3 kg ).
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