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REV TO THE LIMIT
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is a car that removes the smooth, silky Aston Martin veneer and shows it true self - an angry, shouty driving machine. An Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is perfect if you want to tell everyone you have a gentleman's car, but are actually kind of a lunatic.
The people over at XCAR have driven it and they say it is crazy. Watch the video below to see the full review. Or you can just listen to it, that is the noise they play in heaven.
Check out this great video of the new 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 against the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, the fastest ever Aston.
The new 911 GT3 is simply one of the best sports cars money can buy. With its breadth of abilities, it’s more accessible than ever, yet it still offers the track-inspired technology and driver engagement it’s famous for. Few cars, at any price, can match its performance and handling.
Since its launch in 1999, the Porsche 911 GT3 has been the benchmark against which every other track-focused car has been rated. There are more powerful, more expensive 911s, but the GT3 represents the sports car at its purest and most intense. In fact, all four generations of GT3 arguably rank alongside 1973’s legendary 2.7 RS in the annals of greatest 911s.
As for the Aston Martin, this is the company at its best. They are producing cars that driving enthusiasts can really get excited about. We love its engine, its handling and its styling but can’t help being frustrated by the gearbox. To illustrate just how good the rest of the car is, though, you’ll find yourself forgiving the V12 S its quirks as soon as you find a twisty piece of tarmac.
We’ve already declared the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S the best Aston in the line-up off the back of a drive on the twisty, sun-soaked tarmac of Palm Springs but its big test will be this first drive in the UK.
Porsche 911 GT3 vs Aston Martin V12 Vantage S vs Mercedes C63 AMG. Yep, This Video by Chris Harris is Awesome.
Driving the Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series is a special occasion indeed. Which is best for the track and on the road, and which one would you have?
Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.
Base price: $297,995
Drivetrain: 6.0 liter V12
Power: 565hp, 457lb/ft
Transmission: Six speed automatic
Performance: 0-60mph 4.1 sec
Prettiest convertible on the market.
Love that V12
It's a cruiser, not a sports car.
ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH VOLANTE
Aston's new V12 is the key to this model. While it uses the same block as the outgoing V12, 75% of the internals are new. Improvements include fully variable intake and exhaust valve timing, hollow shafts, CMC-machined combustion chambers and larger throttle bodies, allowing the engineer to generate. 565hp and 457lb/ft of torque. It keeps the six speed automatic gearbox.
The chassis has been equally upgraded, but is still based on the aging VH frame. A mix of extruded aluminum box sections, stamped floor plans and added carbon fiber components and body parts complete the body upgrades. The soft top retracts in under 14 seconds. The interior is typical Aston Martin beautiful, way more charming than its competitors, they just know how to do it well.
The driving experience gives you that wind in your hair awesome feeling. The sound from the hunking big V12 is rather quiet at low speeds, but get aggressive with the throttle and those bypass flaps open in the exhaust to wake the entire neighborhood. Not a frenetic Ferrari wail, but a deeply satisfying V12 rumble that has a nice metallic rasp to it. Acceleration is quick with the automatic, but most oft he fun is in the higher rev ranges where's things really come alive.
The steering is tight and communicative and combined with the Volante's electrically adaptive suspension it is definitely tuned for convertible cruising rather than all out race track hooliganism, which suits this car perfectly.
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