V12 VANTAGE S - TECHNICAL

What began as a one-off concept, overcoming apparently impossible engineering challenges to reach production reality, has now made an exhilarating evolutionary step.

V12 VANTAGE S - TECHNICAL

Specification

  • Two-seat, two-door soft-cover convertible top bodystyle
  • Extruded bonded aluminium
  • VH body structure
  • Aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body
  • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
  • Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
  • High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
  • LED rear lamps
  • Clear rear lamps with a black border
  • Carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser
  • Black headlamp bezels
  • All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48-valve, 5935 cc V12
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed, stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
  • Compression ratio 11.1:1
  • Fuel consumption litres/100 km (mpg) 
    – Urban 25.5 (12.6)
    – Extra-urban 10.2 (27.7)
    – Combined 14.7 (19.2)
  • Gas mileage – TBC
  • CO2 emissions – 343 g/km
  • Rear mid-mounted, seven-speed ‘Sportshift III’ automated manual transmission 7
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Final-drive ratio 3.727:1
  • 19” 10-spoke forged alloy graphite-painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • Front: 9 x 19” Pirelli P Zero Corsa 255/35 ZR19
  • Rear: 11 x 19” Pirelli P Zero Corsa 295/30 ZR19
  • Rack and pinion, speed-sensitive Servotronic power-assisted steering, 2.5 turns lock-to-lock
  • Column tilt and reach adjustment
  • Steering rack with 15:1 ratio
  • Front: Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry
  • Coil springs
  • Anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
  • Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry
  • Dual-rate coil springs and monotube adaptive dampers
  • Three-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
  • Front: Ventilated Carbon Ceramic Matrix discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated Carbon Ceramic Matrix discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Track mode
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction Control (TC)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Length: 4385 mm
  • Width: 2022 mm (including door mirrors)
  • Height: 1260 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2600 mm
  • Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres
  • Kerb weight (estimate): 1745kg
  • Enhanced grain leather interior
  • Piano Black facia trim, centre stack and door pulls
  • Leather-trimmed sports steering wheel with Black airbag ring
  • Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags
  • Memory seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)
  • Dual-stage driver/passenger front airbags
  • Carbon fibre front grille
  • Titanium front grille and side strake meshes
  • Titanium bonnet mesh 
  • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
  • Heated rear screen
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
  • Trip computer
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth® telephone preparation with audio streaming capability
  • Satellite navigation
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Alarm (with volumetric and tilt sensor) and immobiliser
  • Remote control central door locking and boot release
  • Glass ECU
  • Glass switches
  • LED map reading lights
  • 700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II®
  • Infotainment System (AMi III) 
  • Heated seats 
  • 10-spoke lightweight alloy wheels silver painted
  • 10-spoke lightweight alloy wheels satin black painted
  • 10-spoke forged alloy wheels graphite painted
  • 10-spoke forged alloy wheels gloss black painted with a diamond-turned finish
  • Alternative Brake Caliper finish: Black, Grey, Red or Yellow
  • Pirelli P Zero Tyres
  • Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only)
  • Black or Silver Graphics pack – individual body panels or combinations of: rear tailgate panel and lamp infills, front bonnet and grille ‘lipstick’
  • Exterior Carbon Pack comprising mirror caps, side strakes and rear lamp infills
  • Carbon fibre side strakes
  • Painted carbon fibre front grille (body colour)
  • Black front grille and side strake meshes
  • Black side window trim surround
  • Black textured tailpipe finisher
  • Silver headlamp bezels
  • ‘V12’ front wing badging
  • Delete model badging
  • Delete protective tape
  • High line centre console
  • Carbon fibre bonnet louvres 
  • Noctis Black bonnet mesh 
  • Sports-Plus Pack 
  • Contemporary Pack 
  • Assortment Pack 
  • 7-Speed Manual Sportshift III with AMSHIFT

Performance

Torque NM
Power PS
Seconds 0 to 100 kmh

620

Torque NM

573

Power PS

3.9

Seconds 0 to 100 kmh

BOUNDLESS POWER

Indeed, we are proud to say its top speed of 205 mph (329 km/h) makes it the fastest series production model in our 100-year history. The key to this sensational uplift in performance is the unique combination of our latest generation 6.0-litre V12 engine and seven-speed Sportshift III automated manual transmission.

MONUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

V12 Vantage S produces extraordinary figures. 565 bhp (573 PS), 11% more than V12 Vantage, 620 Nm (457 lb ft) of torque, a 9% increase, combined with a weight saving of 15kg 'power to weight' increases by more than 10%.These gains endow the V12 Vantage S with tremendous low and mid-range muscle.

WITHERING FIREPOWER

When coupled with the immediacy and perfectly spaced ratios of the paddle-shift gearbox the V12 Vantage S results in explosive acceleration – 0-60 mph takes just 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds) – and an intoxicating sense of boundless power.

NATURAL BORN THRILLER

Every element of the V12 Vantage S has been carefully matched to ensure it is the ultimate in performance and capability. This harmony can be found in the fact we have paired our most potent production engine with our most powerful Carbon Ceramic Matrix braking system. Likewise, the agility and directness of its precisely honed steering and suspension has been complimented by traction, stability control and ABS systems that are perfectly in tune with the car’s heightened responses.

AGILITY & ABILITY

As you would expect there is a raft of advanced technology to provide an invisible safety net, but the uprated DSC and ABS systems operate discreetly – their intervention thresholds precisely calibrated to remain very much in the background until their help is required. This approach acknowledges that it is you and not the car that has control, leaving you free to enjoy a uniquely organic, tactile driving experience that places you at the epicentre of the action.