Aston Martin will show off the most potent production sports car in the marque’s 95-year history at the Geneva Motor Show, which begins on Tuesday March 3.
Based on the hugely successful V8 Vantage, the V12 Vantage will feature a 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque with a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h) and 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 4.2 seconds.
Aston Martin said the latest development of the Vantage family has been designed to “provide a unique character, appealing to different driver tastes and complementing the other models in the line-up”.
The original V12 Vantage concept was unveiled to guests at the opening of the Aston Martin Design Studio in December 2007. Chief executive Ulrich Bez said: “This is the ultimate performance interpretation of the Vantage range, combining our most agile model with our most powerful engine.
“It represents the definitive driving package; providing spectacular performance to ensure a dynamically thrilling and everyday useable driving experience for the motorist. The V12 Vantage has a unique character, unlike our other cars.
‘‘This will appeal to different people with different tastes, allowing more people to enjoy the Aston Martin experience. This also illustrates one of Aston Martin’s key strengths – the ability to act quickly and turn concepts and ideas into reality.”
The V12 Vantage will be built at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, alongside the DBS, DB9 and V8 Vantage models.
Deliveries of the V12 Vantage are expected to start in the third quarter of this year and prices will be announced at the Geneva show.