Aston Martin Vantage V12 breaks cover

  • 510bhp 6.0-litre V12 engine
  • 0-62mph in 4.2sec
  • Estimated £140,000 price
Here is the Aston Martin Vantage V12, which the company has described as the most potent car in its 95-year history.

Based on the V8 Vantage, the V12 will be powered by a 510bhp 6.0-litre engine with 420lb ft of pulling power. It has a top speed of 190mph and blasts from 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds.

Aston Martin says the car has been honed for supreme driving performance, and features several race-developed materials and components. As a result, it is only about 50kg heavier than the V8 Vantage, despite having a substantially heavier engine.

However, the car is not without luxuries: electrically adjustable seats, electric mirrors, cruise control and Bluetooth are all standard.

Production will be limited to 300-500 cars a year, with the V12 going on sale in May with the first vehicles to be delivered in the autumn.

It is expected to cost around £140,000, although full details will be confirmed when the car is unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March.

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