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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, a masterpiece of restrained aggression

Edward Green |
Reaching a new pinnacle for the Vantage range, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S combines ferocious power with superb agility and sensational open top driving performance.

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Most noticeable when you choose not to see it, the roof of V12 Vantage S takes just 14 seconds to open, and at speeds up to 30mph, this advanced canopy can instantly transform the visual and aural driving experience. Fitting beneath a compact tonneau cover means the simple exterior form of V12 Vantage S Roadster isn’t interrupted in any way, ensuring the exterior beauty of the Vantage body shape is never compromised. And with the beautiful body there comes power. A lot of it.

An explosive combination of fearsome power is delivered by the AM28 V12 engine, the most advanced sports car engine ever made by Aston Martin. This raw power is shown by scintillating figures; 565 bhp of power, 620 Nm of peak torque and a top speed of 201mph – this is the fastest convertible ever produced by Aston Martin. Numbers can only tell part of the story, the experience grows in intensity with the added exposure to the elements only V12 Vantage S Roadster can offer.

V12 Vantage S doesn’t just deliver power it's harnessed by the bespoke seven-speed Sportshift III automated manual transmission. This marriage of high performance engine and specifically engineered transmission is one derived from our GT race programme – proven through endurance race success. Lightning fast shifts are delivered with precision to ensure ultimate performance and control. The driver has even more control with optional Sport mode through rapid responsiveness.

Vantage is a true icon of contemporary design. V12 Vantage S adds further visual intensity over the subtlety of other Vantage Roadsters, with carbon fibre detailing and impactful exterior graphics for the front grille and rear tailgate panel. V12 Vantage S Roadster commands your full attention even before you drive. Artfully designed and precisely executed with only the finest materials, the cabin of V12 Vantage S is one you’ll happily put on show.

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