The original V12 Vantage concept was unveiled to guests at the opening of the Aston Martin Design Studio in December 2007. Continuing the marque’s impressive record of bringing concepts through to production, Aston Martin engineers brought V12 Vantage to market in a staggering 12 months.
Every component of V12 Vantage was designed to deliver pure driver enjoyment. Benefiting from race-developed materials and components and featuring lightweight carbon fibre, performance and agility had been tuned for the ultimate driving experience.
Visually enticing, V12 Vantage expressed its performance potential through its purposeful stance created by enhanced aerodynamic and cooling aids, while retaining traditional understated Aston Martin design. Equally inviting, the cosseting interior allowed the driver to extract maximum performance ability from the car while also enjoying customary levels of Aston Martin comfort. High levels of power and torque were available at all engine speeds, making V12 Vantage responsive and tractable in any driving situation.
In the transformation from V8 to V12 power, the engineers and designers at Aston Martin forensically examined and enhanced every area of the car, from suspension and brakes to aerodynamics, cooling and lightweight carbon fibre components. The result remained unmistakably Vantage but pulled and slashed into an exaggerated form with intense visual impact.