Pure Performance

Extreme Sports
Extreme Figures

Unprecedented performance levels from world-class engineering. V12 Vantage S produces extraordinary figures. 573PS, 11% more than V12 Vantage, 620Nm of torque, a 9% increase, combined with a weight saving of 15kg 'power to weight' increases by more than 10%.

One final figure – 205mph – V12 Vantage S powers to the title of the quickest production Aston Martin in history.

Full Specification

 

Body

• Two-seat, two-door coupe body style
• 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)
• Black headlamp bezels
• LED rear lamps
• Clear rear lamps with a black border
• Carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser

Transmission

• Rear mid-mounted ‘Sportshift™ III; seven-speed automated manual transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system
• Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
• Limited-slip differential
• Final drive ratio 3.7:1

Brakes

• Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
• Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
• Black painted brake calipers
• Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
• Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
• Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
• Traction control (TC)

Wheels & Tyres

• 19-inch, 10-spoke forged alloy Graphite-painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
• Front wheel: 9J x 19”
• Rear wheel: 11J x 19”
• Front tyre: Pirelli P Zero Corsa 255 / 35 ZR19
• Rear tyre: Pirelli P Zero Corsa 295 / 30 ZR19
• Tyre repair kit

Interior Specification

• Full-grain leather interior
• Piano Black facia trim, centre stack and door pulls
• Alcantara-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 side strake mesh
• Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
• Heated rear screen
• Automatic temperature control
• Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
• Trip computer
• Cruise control
• Bluetooth® telephone preparation 1
• Satellite navigation system 1
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
• Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) 1
• Rear parking sensors
• Tyre-pressure monitoring1
• Alarm (with volumetric and tilt sensor) and immobiliser
• Remote-control central door locking and boot release
• Glass ECU
• Glass switches
• Tracking device (UK only) 4
• LED map-reading lights
• 160W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger
• DAB radio1

Engine

• AM28 all-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48 valve, 5,935cc, V12
• Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
• Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
• Max power: 573 PS (565 bhp) at 6,750 rpm
• Max torque: 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,750 rpm
• Acceleration: 0-60mph: 3.7 secs
• Acceleration: 0-100 km/h: 3.9 secs
• Max speed (estimated): 328 km/h (205 mph)

Dimensions

• Length: 4385 mm (inc. front number plate plinth)
• Width: 2022 mm (inc. mirrors)
• Height: 1250 mm
• Kerbweight: (estimate)1665 kg
• Fuel tank capacity:80 litres (17.6 UK gal/21.1 US gal)
• Wheelbase:2600 mm

Suspension

• Three Stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
• Front: Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube dampers
• Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, dual-rate coil springs and monotube dampers

Steering

• Rack and pinion, power-assisted steering
• 2.6 turns lock-to-lock
• Column tilt and reach adjustment

 

Incredible Underbody Engineering

Our engineers set out to create a car that delivered you accessible performance and more excitement - whatever the conditions. New technology. Innovative, patented solutions. World-class partners. They came together to create a car like no other, a car you’ll love driving.

A new-generation engine, new Sportshift III transmission, new Adaptive Damping, just three elements of our engineering story. Discover the underlying technology which makes V12 Vantage S the best Vantage we’ve ever made…

An Architectural Philosophy

Gen4 VH architecture, the latest evolution of our world-renowned and admired construction philosophy. Lightweight aluminium is joined with epoxy resin used in aerospace engineering. Gen4 - specifically engineered for V12 Vantage S - is more rigid than ever before. Holding the AM28 engine within the smallest Aston Martin chassis, our VH architecture has delivered again - flexibility, performance, the core to a pure driving experience.

    CLICK AND DRAG TO ROTATE

    More Power,
    More Often

    The AM28 engine increases peak power to 565bhp, but alongside this is instantly accessible torque throughout the rev range. Even at 1000rpm there is an additional 70Nm of torque compared to our previous model. Increased acceleration throughout the gears means a consistent performance graph. V12 Vantage S doesn’t just peak, V12 Vantage S gets ahead and stays ahead.

    Maximised Airflow

    To manage the enhanced power from AM28 we re-engineered airflow management to improve cooling and engine performance. The new carbon fibre front grille, mesh aperture and air ducts were designed and engineered to feed as much air into the radiator. Maximum cooling efficiency is achieved before air exits via the carbon fibre bonnet louvres.

    A compact, simple design means uninterrupted exterior airflow. Advanced technical solutions ensure that underbody and through-flow is just as smooth. With the new front grille improving air intake and air velocity both the Sportshift III transmission block and all-new exhaust muffler were shaped to provide maximum downforce. Engineered as a whole rather than a sum of parts, V12 Vantage S utilises all of Aston Martin’s 100 years of engineering excellence.

    Aerodynamic Performance

    Sounds You Want
    Not Noise You Don't

    The unique V12 Vantage S sound is what we want you to hear, not road noise. ‘Noise, Vibration and Harshness’ the description of everything our engineers wanted to remove from the cabin. An all new surface insulation – made from 80% recycled materials – was engineered by our materials team. Covering 33% more cabin area than V12 Vantage we’ve achieved exceptional results; a 30% reduction in noise with virtually the same mass.

    An extensive testing and durability programme means V12 Vantage S has been scrutinised and honed for nearly two years. Winter testing of chassis and powertain, sub-system durability under temperature terrain and distance extremes. Of course a car like V12 Vantage S was also honed on the track. Developed and tested from our Nürburgring test centre, a near-production version of the car also completed the grueling 24hrs of Nürburgring race in both 2013 and 2014 – passing the ultimate competitive engineering test.

    Two Years
    of Testing

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