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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S [UPDATE]

A little more than two years ago, I called the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage "an intoxicating machine masterfully engineered to gratify every emotion in a car enthusiast's soul." It wasn't difficult to understand why, as the aluminum two-seater was like an old-school muscle car in its mechanical execution. While most of its competitors were boasting small-displacement engines with forced induction, the Aston Martin was fitted with a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12. While the others used sophisticated electronic dampers to maximize grip, the British automaker stuck with a fixed-rate... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
6.0L V12
Power:
565 HP / 458 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed SCT
Base Price:
$184,995
As-Tested Price:
$209,690
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