The 2014 V12 Vantage S takes the Aston Martin luxury sports car to extreme levels with the unprecedented engineering achievement of combining a V12 engine inside their lightest sports car. It’s a package of pure aggression by the classic automotive sports car legend.
Offering incredible performance, the remarkable modern design by Aston Martin features an even lighter chassis, an even more powerful engine, and an even more responsive transmission than its predecessor. The numbers support the impeccable marvel that is the V12 Vantage S with a starting price of $119,525, as it is 15kg lighter and 573PS more powerful with 620Nm of peak torque. With top speeds reaching 205mph and enhanced low and mid-range power that the new generation AM28 engine offers, and this marks the fastest series production model ever created by Aston Martin.
Assembled in England, the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S introduces Sportshift III, which is a new seven-speed AMT transaxle gearbox that is specifically designed to advance the aggression of the sports car. Seamless gear changes occur at high V12 engine speeds through the light-touch paddleshifts that give the driver maximum control as both hands remain on the wheel. This effectively brings motorsport engineering and racecar capabilities to the road through a transmission derived from the Vantage GT programme.
The agility and ability of the V12 Vantage S to perform unlike any Aston Martin before it comes with revolutionary levels of response to the driver’s input by way of three-stage adaptive damping, an all new carbon ceramic brakes system, and a unique track-mode with delayed anti-lock braking technology. This is Aston Martin setting the course for future models to come, as the technology undoubtedly puts the driver in complete control of such a luxurious automobile.
With its extreme performance, the two-door coupe luxury sports car that is the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S boasts extreme style through a bold new carbon fibre grille marries design and engineering fit to improve airflow while defining a more aggressive profile. This includes a new roof and rear graphics packs, lightweight forged alloy wheels, and all new interior finishes on seats, doors, and controls – all designed to offer a platinum level driving experience by a pinnacle level automobile maker in the worldwide luxury car market.
Below are selected photos of the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S from our Photo Galley:
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