V12 Vantage S - Technical What began as a one-off concept, overcoming apparently impossible engineering challenges to reach production reality, has now made an exhilarating evolutionary step. V12 Vantage S - Technical What began as a one-off concept, overcoming apparently impossible engineering challenges to reach production reality, has now made an exhilarating evolutionary step. V12 Vantage S - Technical V12 Vantage S Design Technical Multimedia Test Drive Specification Body Two-seat, two-door coupe body style Extruded bonded aluminum VH body structure, aluminum magnesium alloy, composite and steel body Extruded aluminum door side-impact beams Halogen projector headlights (main beam) High Intensity Discharge headlights (low beam) Black headlight bezels LED taillights Clear rear lights with black surround Carbon-fiber front splitter and rear diffuser Engine AM28 all-alloy, quad overhead camshaft 48 valve 5,935 cc V12 Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive Fully catalyzed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves Fuel consumption litres/100 km (mpg) – Urban 25.5 (12.6) – Extra-urban 10.2 (27.7) – Combined 14.7 (19.2) Gas mileage – TBC CO2 emissions – 343 g/km Transmission Rear mid-mounted “Sportshift™ III” seven-speed, automated manual transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system Alloy torque tube with carbon-fiber propeller shaft Limited-slip differential Final drive ratio 3.7:1 Wheels and Tires 19-inch 10-spoke forged alloy Liquid Silver painted wheels Front Wheel: 9J x 19-inch Rear Wheel: 11J x 19-inch Front tire: Pirelli P-Zero Corsa 255/35 ZR19 Rear tire: Pirelli P Zero- Corsa 295/30 ZR19 Steering Rack and pinion, power-assisted steering 2.6 turns lock-to-lock Column tilt and reach adjustment Suspension Three stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with normal, sport and track modes Front: Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube shock absorbers Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, dual-rate coil springs and monotube shock absorbers Brakes Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 15 1/2-in diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 14 1/4-in diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers Dynamic stability control (DSC) with track mode Anti-lock braking system (ABS) Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) Traction control Dimensions Length: 172.63 in Width: 79.61 in (including door mirrors) Height: 49.21 in Wheelbase: 102.36 in Fuel tank capacity: 21.1 gal Curb weight (estimate): 3670 lbs Standard Equipment Enhanced grain leather and Alcantara® interior Piano Black fascia trim, center-stack and door handles Alcantara®-trimmed sports steering wheel with Black airbag ring Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags Memory seats and exterior mirrors (three positions) Dual-stage driver/passenger front airbags Carbon-fiber front grille Titanium front grille and side strake meshes Powerfold exterior heated mirrors Heated rear window Automatic temperature control Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays Trip computer Cruise control Bluetooth® telephone preparation Satellite navigation Rear parking sensors Tire pressure monitoring Alarm (with volumetric and tilt sensor) and immobilizer Remote control central door locking and trunk release Glass ECU Glass switches Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra (UK only) LED map lights Infotainment System (AMi III) 700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II® Heated Seats Titanium bonnet mesh Optional Equipment 10-spoke, lightweight alloy wheels silver painted 10-spoke, lightweight alloy wheels satin black painted 10-spoke forged alloy wheels Graphite painted 10-spoke, forged alloy wheels gloss black painted with a diamond-turned finish Alternative Brake Caliper finish: Black, Grey, Red or Yellow Pirelli P Zero Tires Black or Silver Graphics Pack – individual body panels or combinations of: roof, rear tailgate panel and lamp infills, front hood and grille ‘lipstick’ Exterior carbon-fiber pack comprising mirror caps, side strake and lamp infills Carbon-fiber side strakes Painted carbon-fiber front grille Black front grille and side strake meshes Black side window trim surround Black textured tailpipe finisher Front parking sensors Rear parking assist camera Silver headlight bezels Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) High line center console Carbon fiber bonnet louvres Noctis Black bonnet mesh Sports-Plus Pack Contemporary Pack Assortment Pack 7-Speed Manual Sportshift III with AMSHIFT Performance Torque lb-ft Power HP Seconds 0 to 62 mph 457 Torque lb-ft 573 Power PS 3.7 Seconds 0 to 62 mph BOUNDLESS POWER Indeed, we are proud to say its top speed of 205 mph (329 km/h) makes it one of the fastest series production models in our 100-year history. The key to this sensational uplift in performance is the unique combination of our latest generation 6.0-litre V12 engine and seven-speed Sportshift III automated manual transmission. MONUMENTAL PERFORMANCE V12 Vantage S produces extraordinary figures. 565 bhp (573 PS), 11% more than V12 Vantage, 620 Nm (457 lb ft) of torque, a 9% increase, combined with a weight saving of 15kg 'power to weight' increases by more than 10%.These gains endow the V12 Vantage S with tremendous low and mid-range muscle. WITHERING FIREPOWER When coupled with the immediacy and perfectly spaced ratios of the paddle-shift gearbox the V12 Vantage S results in explosive acceleration – 0-60 mph takes just 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds) – and an intoxicating sense of boundless power. NATURAL BORN THRILLER Every element of the V12 Vantage S has been carefully matched to ensure it is the ultimate in performance and capability. This harmony can be found in the fact we have paired our most potent production engine with our most powerful Carbon Ceramic Matrix braking system. Likewise, the agility and directness of its precisely honed steering and suspension has been complemented by traction, stability control and ABS systems that are perfectly in tune with the car’s heightened responses. AGILITY & ABILITY As you would expect there is a raft of advanced technology to provide an invisible safety net, but the uprated DSC and ABS systems operate discreetly – their intervention thresholds precisely calibrated to remain very much in the background until their help is required. This approach acknowledges that it is you who are in control and not the car, leaving you free to enjoy a uniquely organic, tactile driving experience that places you at the epicenter of the action.