Monday, February 23, 2009

2010 Aton Martin V12 Vantage

As is often the case with new car releases, Aston Martin found it difficult to wait until the official unveiling of its Aston Martin V12 Vantage. The V12 Vantage will be unveiled in ‘the flesh’ at the Geneva Motor Show in about a month’s time but the official details and images are now ours to share.

Packing a 6.0-litre V12 engine, the newest Vantage is good for 380kWs and 570Nms. The V12 Vantage is expected to dispatch the 0-100km/h dash in around 4.2-seconds, while a top speed of over 300km/h is on the cards.

The eagle-eyed among you will note the handful of subtle differences that differentiate the V12 Vantage from its V8 powered brother.

A new vented bonnet and front bumper with larger intakes are the most notable changes up front, while new sill panels and wheels give the Vantage a more aggressive side profile.

Out back Aston has fitted a larger rear spoiler, a functional rear diffuser, clear taillights and a new dual exhaust system with larger tips.

Not much has been done to the interior of the V12 Vantage, which was already well appointed, but a piano gloss black trim centre and Alacantra wrapped steering wheel can be seen in the provided images.

Aston Martin is looking to begin customer deliveries in the third quarter of this year but has announced that only 1000 examples will be produced. The one piece of news that has not been revealed, the price, will be confirmed at the Geneva show.

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