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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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    Video: Aston Martin releases first footage of V12 Zagato
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    Aston Martin has never had a problem making its cars look and sound glorious. A contributing hand from Zagato has only made the pointy end of its capabilities that much sharper. The V12 Zagato, built with a slew of extra man-hours on top of a V12 Vantage, will deliver 510 horsepower of twelve-cylinder, limited-edition happiness to 150 buyers. We'll see ...

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    Official: Aston Martin unleashes new Vantage GTE on WEC, Le Mans [w/video]
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    Few outfits have benefited from the kind of success that Aston Martin Racing has enjoyed. The team has emerged as an absolutely dominant force in the numerous GT classes of endurance racing around the world. But Aston's success arguably went to its head a little, prompting AMR to abandon its GT racing program to privateers as the team itself attempted to ...

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    Official: Aston Martin debuts production V12 Zagato
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    Aston Martin has pulled back the sheets on the first images of its production V12 Zagato. The road car is headed for an official debut at this year's Geneva Motor Show in March. Following in the tradition of the automaker's ultra exclusive One-77, the V12 Zagato will take more than 2,000 man-hours to manufacture thanks to hand-hewn body panels, including ...

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    Report: Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster coming to Geneva
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    It's amazing what a company like Aston Martin can do with what essentially amounts to two product families. Discounting the Toyota-built Cygnet and the exclusive One-77, the company's entire line-up is based around either the Vantage or the DB9. While the latter has also spawned the Virage, the DBS and the Rapide, Aston has also done a lot with the ...

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    Official: Aston Martin gets to work on new V12 Vantage GT3
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    It seems to us like Aston Martin never tires of rolling out ever hotter renditions of its Vantage sports coupe. As if the original V8 Vantage weren't enticing enough, Aston then shoehorned a V12 under the hood. Zagato then rebodied what we already thought was one of the shapeliest beasts on the market. And the improvements just keep on rumbling in. But ...

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    Official: Aston Martin shows off new Vantage GT3 racer
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    Recent endurance races have seen Aston Martin fielding cars at every level of competition, and the British sportscar manufacturer isn't about to give up its strategy of proliferation. The proof? A few months back, we brought you word that Aston was planning on replacing its DBRS9 with a new Vantage-based racer for the GT3 category to slot in between the ...

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    HBH sketches out one-off Aston-based supercar
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    HBH stands for Hermann, Brandt, Hartwig, the surnames of three Danes who have had hands in cars like the Kleeman GTK, Sondergard kit car and Zenvo ST-1. The partnership specializes in assisting other companies develop projects, but now HBH has one of its own: build a one-off, mid-engined concept based on the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. It has no name yet, ...

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    Report: Danish firm HRH planning mid-engined Aston Martin supercar
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    Zagato, it turns out, isn't the only coachbuilder working on a supercar based on an Aston Martin: a Danish outfit called HBH is reportedly planning to build model based on the V12 Vantage as well, but theirs will be a unique mid-engine design. The company takes its name from its founders: Jesper Hermann, Christian Brandt and Torben Hartvig. Between ...

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    Aston Martin adds V12 Vantage to Performance Driving Course [w/video]
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    Aston Martin wants you to push its cars to the limit – at least, after you've signed some waivers and paid $2,500. If that's the case, you're probably at Aston Martin's Performance Driving Course located at the Ford Proving Grounds in Romeo, Michigan. The fleet of cars at your disposal includes the V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide and DBS, and now Aston ...

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    Aston Martin launching new V12 Vantage GT3 to replace DBRS9
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    It used to be that Aston Martin race cars were staggered: the GT1 and GT3 cars were based on the DB9, while the GT2 and GT4 machines were based on the Vantage. But that was before the V12 Vantage came into the production lineup, and before the company veered into top-tier LMP1 racing. And while the DBRS9 is still competitive in the GT3 class, Aston has ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
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    The Automaker's Most Powerful Engine Meets Its Smallest Platform Sketched drawings of imaginary sports cars covered my notebook as an elementary school pupil. Assembled in the ether of a daydream, each penciled design came from an imagination unrestrained by reality, with nary a concession to things like outward visibility, bumper heights or ground ...

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    Video: Aston Martin LMP1 and V12 Vantage sing 12-cylinder love songs to each other
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    Aston Martin may offer a car with eight cylinders, but the automaker's heart truly lies within those machines powered by 12. The Vantage was recently given a full injection of awesome when the folks in Gaydon decided a power upgrade was in order. The V12 Vantage is loud and proud thanks to its 6.0-liter V12 that churns out 510 horsepower and 420 ...

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    Video: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage drops by Jay Leno's Garage
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    The 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage sits up near the top of the 'ole Autoblog must-drive car list. While we wait for the day that someone hands us a crystal 'Emotion Control Unit' to fire one up, we can sit back and live vicariously through Jay Leno. Mr. Leno recently got to spend some time with the British sports coupe and was kind enough to capture his ...

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    Report: Aston Martin to debut revised DB9, Vantage in 2013/14
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    Following the introduction of the Rapide and One-77, and with the miniaturized Cygnet on its way, Aston Martin is turning its attention to its two core model lines. But rather than replace the existing DB9 and Vantage with all-new, ground-up redesigns, word from the UK is that Gaydon is planning thorough revisions of the existing models, including to ...

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    Video: Aston Martin V12 Vantage rocks our world
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    If you've felt an unexplained disturbance in the automotive force recently, it can probably be attributed to the scheduled arrival of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage on American shores. We've been lusting after this thing since it first cropped up as concept way back in 2007, and now the ridiculously wealth or the fantastically in debt can finally get their ...

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    2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage priced at $179,995
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    Aston Martin has finally put a U.S.-approved sticker onto the V12 Vantage, and if you're aching to get into the 510 horsepower coupe, you'll need to set aside $179,995 for the "base" model. Included in the kit is the DB9-sourced V12 powerplant putting out the aforementioned 510 ponies and 420 pound-feet of torque, capable of scooting the svelte coupe to ...

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    Aston Martin announces plans to sell V12 Vantage in the U.S.
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    Aston Martin has finally answering your prayers... assuming that you, like us, have been offering up daily supplications asking that the crew from Graydon to send over its V12 Vantage to those of us living in the good ol' United States of America. Specs? Here goes: 6.0-liter V12 engine producing 510 horsepower, and 420 pound-feet of torque with a top ...

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    Spy Shots: Facelifted 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster
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    Or is that a V12 Vantage? Looking at the pics of this Aston Martin test car snapped by our crack team of spies, it's tough to say if we're looking at a refreshed V8-powered Vantage Roadster, or what might in fact be a V12 Vantage Roadster. Either way, we dig the new wheels. If you tiptoe through the gallery, you're sure to notice what's new. Namely, and ...

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    Aston Martin Racing launches one-make Vantage GT4 series in UK
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    Spy Shots: Aston Martin planning more Vantage upgrades?
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    With Aston Martin busy releasing the Rapide, preparing the Cygnet city car, running the One-77 flat out, gearing up for a fresh assault on Le Mans and toying again with the whole Lagonda project, it's been a while since we've heard anything about the Vantage. The entry-level model in Aston's range received some upgrades for the 2010 model year, including ...

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