Engine: 6.0 Liter V12
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Horse Power: 510 hp
The Aston Martin Vantage was introduced in 2005 with a V8 engine. In 2011, Aston Martin squeezed the hugely powerful V12 into the chassis, creating a smaller version of their flagship cars... and it is awesome.
This example is a 2011 Carbon Black Edition finished in a black metallic paint that takes 50 man-hours to apply. Carbon fiber trim is found on the interior and exterior, including the vents on the top of the hood. The 510 hp is delivered through a 6-speed manual transmission (the only available transmission) with 420 lb-ft of torque, and carbon ceramic brakes in place to stop. The interior is superb, as expected from Aston Martin, finished in black leather with a suede headliner, piano black veneer, brushed aluminum, and carbon fiber trim.
Aston Martin estimates a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 11 mpg city and 17 mpg highway, with a 13 mpg combined.
The V12 vantage is an impressive car by almost anyone's standards combining the agile Vantage with Aston Martin's most powerful engine.
It's a car that can be used daily. There is a large trunk in the back. The doors open out (and slightly up to avoid curbs). The engine is in the front, but the nose is not lengthy. And, you get all the comforts of an Aston Martin, such as navigation, heated seats and an iPod connection.
However, it's also a powerful sports car with a V12 engine, louvres in the hood hinting that what is beneath is barely contained, and the stopping power of carbon ceramic brakes. It strikes a chord with a loyal following of drivers who crave the 6-speed manual. The kind that requires both feet.
Finally, if you want a luxury car, you are covered there also. The Vantage is in the familiar shape of Aston Martin, so the design is beautiful. And, you get the comfort of an Aston Martin on the inside complete with navigation.
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