The Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS concept was unveiled in
December 2007 at the official opening of Aston Martin's
new design center in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.
The V12 Vantage RS is based on the V8 Vantage, but with
a 6.0 litre, 600 horsepower V12 shoehorned under the bonnet.
The V12 Vantage RS has also undergone a weight reduction
program which involves the creation of a carbon
fibre bonnet and boot lid and carbon ceramic brakes.
All this results in outstanding performance figures, 0-60
mph in 4.0 seconds and 0-100 mph in only 8.5 seconds.
Style-wise the Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS is almost identical
to the V8 Vantage, but with more aggressive design details.
The bonnet receives louvres which help cool the engine,
extra intakes at the front of the car cool the performance
brakes, and at the rear an electronic spoiler rises from
the body at speed.
The V12 Vantage RS concept went into production in 2009
named the V12
Vantage and equipped with a 510 hp, 6.0 litre V12.
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2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin Jet 2
Aston Martin DB-ONE
V8 Vantage (production)