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 aluminium VH body structure aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams Halogen projector headlamps (main beam) High intensity discharge headlamps (dipped beam) Black headlamp bezels Led rear lamps Clear rear lamps with a black border Carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser Engine AM28 all-alloy, quad overhead camshaft 48 valve 5,935cc v12 Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive Fully catalysed 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 fibre propeller shaft Limited-slip differential Final drive ratio 3.7:1 Wheels and Tyres 19-inch 10-spoke forged alloy Liquid Silver painted wheels Front Wheel: 9j x 19-inch Rear Wheel: 11j x 19-inch Front Tyre: Pirelli P-Zero Corsa 255/35 ZR19 Rear Tyre: 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 dampers Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, dual-rate coil springs and monotube dampers Brakes Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm 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: 4385mm Width: 2022mm (including door mirrors) Height: 1250mm Wheelbase: 2600mm Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres Kerb weight (estimate): 1665kg Standard Equipment Enhanced grain leather and Alcantara® interior Piano Black facia trim, centre stack and door pulls 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-Fibre front grille Titanium front grille and side strake meshes Titanium bonnet mesh Powerfold exterior heated mirrors Heated rear screen Automatic temperature control Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays Trip computer Cruise control Bluetooth® telephone preparation Satellite navigation Rear parking sensors Tyre pressure monitoring Alarm (with volumetric and tilt sensor) and immobiliser Remote control central door locking and boot release Glass ECU Glass switches Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra (UK only) LED map reading lights 700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II® Infotainment System (AMi III) Heated seats 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 Tyres Black or Silver Graphics Pack – individual body panels or combinations of: roof, rear tailgate panel and lamp infills, front bonnet and grille ‘lipstick’ Exterior Carbon-Fibre Pack comprising mirror caps, side strake and lamp infills Carbon-Fibre side strakes Painted Carbon-Fibre 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 headlamp bezels ‘V12’ front wing badging Delete model badging Delete protective tape Interior Carbon-Fibre Pack comprising facia and door pulls Carbon-Fibre paddle shifts Leather sports steering wheel Black pedal pads and footrest Lightweight seats with six-way electrical adjustment Passenger seat with ISOFIX (fixed height) Lightweight carpet Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) 700 W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with Dolby® Pro Logic II® 1000 W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower® technology Satellite radio(USA and Canada only) Garage door opener (Europe only) Second glass ECU Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra Personalised sill plaques First aid kit Ashtray and cigar lighter Boot-mounted umbrella Leather ECU pouch High line centre console Carbon Fibre bonnet louvres Noctis Black bonnet mesh Sports-Plus Pack Contemporary Pack Assortment Pack 7-Speed Manual Sportshift III with AMSHIFT Performance Torque NM Power PS Seconds 0 to 100 kmh 620 Torque NM 573 Power PS 3.9 Seconds 0 to 100 kmh 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 complimented 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 and not the car that has control, leaving you free to enjoy a uniquely organic, tactile driving experience that places you at the epicentre of the action.