Aston Martin has finally whipped the wraps off the new V12 Vantage, with the British marque saying the latest generation is the fastest, fiercest and most dynamically accomplished Vantage to date.


Celebrating the end of an era, this final edition of the Vantage “is the ultimate expression of extreme performance and driver-focused thrills … [it] mixes blistering straight-line speed and scintillating handling with spectacular looks and enviable exclusivity”. Only 333 units will be made. 

“Every great sportscar brand has a hero car. For Aston Martin in more recent years that car has been the V12 Vantage,” said Tobias Moers, Aston Martin CEO. “The recipe has been refined over the years with great success, but the essence has remained the same. Now it is time to bring this bloodline to a close, fittingly with the most spectacular example yet – the fastest, most powerful and most dynamically capable V12 Vantage ever.”

At the heart of the V12 Vantage sits a 5.2-litre V12 motor, producing 515 kW and 753 Nm of torque, the latter available from “just” 1 800 r/min. Power is directed to the rear axle via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, which has been calibrated to enhance shift speeds and driver interaction. A limited-slip differential is mounted at the rear. 

According to the brand, the “most powerful” Vantage ever created sprints to 60 mph (96.6 km/h) marker from a standstill in “just” 3.4 seconds. The maximum speed is rated at 322 km/h. 

Stopping power is provided by a set of standard-fitment carbon-ceramic brakes all-round, with the front (six-piston) callipers measuring 410 mm. The rear (four-piston) units measure 360 mm.