Aston Martin Vantage V12

* Full report * Every major car launch * Complete rundown of Geneva show...

Author Avatar
What Car? Staff
03 March 2009

Aston Martin Vantage V12

Aston Martin isn't holding back with the superlatives at Geneva motor show, describing its Vantage V12 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.