Jesse See: The 2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage in the wild
THIS week lets take a look at this insanely cool 2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage spotted in Sydney, Australia!
The engineers that worked for Aston wanted to create the ultimate driver's car, so they took what was at the time, the most powerful engine they make from the DBS and threw it in the smallest car the make, the V8 Vantage. And that's how the V12 Vantage was born.
The engine in question is a 6.0-litre, 48 valve V12 which can produce up to 375 kW (510 hp) @ 6,500 rpm and 569 Nm of torque (420 lb-ft of torque) @ 5,750 rpm.
As I said before, the engineers at Aston Martin wanted to create the ultimate driver's car, so they fitted a 6-speed manual for the purest driving experience. This is quite a special car now as there are very few manual V12 cars in production today.
Despite having a huge V12 up front, the kerb weight of this Aston is just 1,680 kilograms, a mere 50 kilograms heavier than it's V8 counterpart.
This V12 Vantage is able to launch from 0-100 kilometres per hour in just 4.1 seconds, and it will keep accelerating until it reaches its top speed of 305 kilometres per hour (190 miles per hour).
As I mentioned earlier, this engine is the same one that is found in the Aston Martin DBS, which I featured a couple of weeks ago, but since then they have released a more powerful engine that is in the new Vanquish.
As you might have already known, the 2015 V12 Vantage S features the more powerful engine from the Vanquish.
The most noticeable visual differences between this V12 Vantage and the standard V8 Vantage include 4 carbon fibre scoops on the hood, an updated air intake, a carbon fibre front splitter, a more aerodynamic rear diffuser and lots of other little carbon goodies.
Some other features that this particular car is equipped with includes a unique Lightning Silver paint job, 19-inch ten spoke alloy wheels, four-wheel ABS along with traction and stability control, xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, electronic brake force distribution, and much more!
You can currently purchase a 2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage for around $250,000-$300,000 AUD.Jesse See is a teenage car enthusiast. His blogs and website can be found at www.jessesee.com