2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe
A wonderful, low mileage example of Aston Martins most exciting road car – the fantastic manual, 6Ltr V12 Vantage.
The proven formula of squeezing the largest and most powerful engine into the smallest possible space, has helped create some of the most exciting sports cars ever made. As such, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage is a perfect example of this tried and tested recipe.
The idea of shoehorning Aston Martin’s mighty 6Lr. V12 engine into their smallest road going sports car, began as a simple design exercise to establish whether the ‘unlikely’ idea was even possible. Suggested and encouraged by the then CEO Ulrich Bez, the prospect of making a further 4 cylinders fit beneath the bonnet of the Vantage (intended to house a neat and compact V8), was initially met with some uncertainty and head scratching by the designers and engineers responsible for delivering the project.
However, through sheer brilliance, perseverance and determination, the theory was proved not only possible but one that would create the most powerful and exciting sports car ever made by this respected manufacturer.
With 510bhp, the might and power of the 6Ltr. produced simply blistering performance and a soundtrack that remains difficult to rival. Despite the extra weight of the V12, the increase in performance over its smaller V8 sibling, was incredible. Regarded by Aston Martin as their most raw and focussed drivers car to date, the manual gearbox and performance of the V12 Vantage gained an instant army of fans when first launched in 2010. Only subtle visual pointers give away this as being the ‘full-fat’ 6Ltr option but to those who know, these small details provide a glimpse of a genuine wolf hiding in… well, not exactly sheep’s clothing.
This particular example is finished in the most popular combination of Onyx Black paintwork with Obsidian black leather interior. The contrasting white stitching, Tailors Grey headlining together with exposed aluminium contrast with the leather and piano black dashboard. Further optional extras include exposed carbon fibre and the hugely expensive B&O entertainment system which both add to the appeal of this low mileage example.
The Vantage was replaced in 2018 by a smaller capacity and turbocharged-V8 version, and the opportunity to own a new monstrously powerful and naturally-aspirated V12 matched to a manual gearbox, will sadly never be repeated.
With just 17,000 miles this fantastic example of Aston Martins most exciting, driver focussed sports car is ready to be enjoyed by its next keeper.
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- 17,000 mi
- 6 Speed Manual