2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S.
The V12 Vantage S was an unprecedented engineering achievement. Combining a V12 engine with Aston Martin's lightest sports-car in a package of pure aggression.
An advanced engineering story told by monumental numbers. 15kg lighter than V12 Vantage. 573PS of power. 620Nm of peak torque. With enhanced low and mid-range power the new-generation AM28 engine pushes the V12 Vantage S to a top speed of 205mph, creating the fastest series production model Aston Martin has ever made.
Sportshift III, a new seven-speed AMT transaxle gearbox specifically designed to tap the potency of V12 Vantage S. Seamless gear changes at high engine speeds. Advanced light-touch paddleshifts giving maximum driver control as both hands remain on the wheel. A transmission derived from the Vantage GT programme brings motorsport engineering and race-car capability to the road.
Agility. The controlled power of V12 Vantage S comes with revolutionary levels of response to driver input. Three-stage adaptive damping. All new carbon ceramic brakes. A unique track-mode with delayed anti-lock braking technology. This isn’t technology to aid the driver, it’s technology that puts the driver in control.
Distinctive Styling. Extreme performance. Extreme styling. A bold new carbon fibre grille marries design and engineering to improve airflow whilst defining a more aggressive front profile. New roof and rear graphics packs. Lightweight forged alloy wheels. All new interior finishes on seats, doors and controls. Never opulent but always dramatic the V12 Vantage S is tailored for a visceral driving experience.
AM28 Engine. The new-generation AM28 V12 engine delivers exceptional performance. Integrated with our ‘Gen4’ VH architecture this combination drives peak power to 565bhp and a phenomenal top speed of 205mph. An advanced engine management system controls AM28 alongside the debut of Dual Variable Camshaft Timing and knock-sensing - all improving efficiency and engine capability.
Gen4 VH architecture, the latest evolution of Aston Martin's 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 all new AM28 engine within the smallest Aston Martin chassis, their VH architecture has delivered again - flexibility, performance, the core to a pure driving experience.
More Power. 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 Aston Martin 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.
Aerodynamic Performance. 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.
Sound vs Noise. The unique V12 Vantage S sound is what we want you to hear, not road noise. ‘Noise, Vibration and Harshness’ the description of everything their engineers wanted to remove from the cabin. An all new surface insulation – made from 80% recycled materials – was engineered by Aston Martin's materials team. Covering 33% more cabin area than V12 Vantage they’ve achieved exceptional results; a 30% reduction in noise with virtually the same mass.
A bold front profile. An all new carbon fibre grille creates a bold new front profile. Inspired by the Vantage GT race programme the classic Aston Martin shape remains, with optional black or titanium mesh creating distinctive appearances. Inspired by the CC100 Speedster concept unveiled at the 2013 Nurburgring 24hr race, the grille outline and struts can also be painted.
Classically Aston Martin, yet all-new – our world leading design team delivered again.
(source: Aston Martin)
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