(ORDO NEWS) — There will be no more new models with a powerful engine in the line of the British brand. Aston Martin reveals V12 Vantage, latest 12-cylinder model
In 2022, the Aston Martin brand is saying goodbye to the V12 engine – the latest new model with the legendary engine is the Aston Martin V12 Vantage coupe, which will be released in a limited edition for connoisseurs of the British sports car brand.
Based on the standard Aston Martin Vantage with a 4-liter V8 turbo engine manufactured by Mercedes-AMG, the company installed a signature 5.2-liter V12 turbo engine from the Aston Martin DB11 and Aston Martin DBS models under the hood.
The 700-horsepower engine is mated to a retuned 8-speed automatic transmission, improved steering and limited slip differential as standard.
In order to increase the engine power by 20% compared to the V8, the body could carry it, it was additionally strengthened, and some of the elements were made of lightweight materials in order to reduce weight.
For the sake of engine cooling, the front air intake area was increased by 25%, and a developed aerodynamic kit was installed to increase downforce.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage comes standard with carbon-ceramic brakes, modified adaptive suspension settings and a wider sports car track, a lighter exhaust system and a smaller 12-volt battery, and lightweight carbon fiber seats are available for an extra charge.
The circulation of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage will be only 333 copies for the entire market, and it is no longer possible to buy a car – all cars were sold out in December 2021, when the first teaser of the model was presented.
Will there be more Aston Martin with V12
There will definitely not be new models with a 12-cylinder engine, but this does not mean that you will not be able to buy a new Aston Martin with a V12. The production of the two models – the DB11 and DBS mentioned above – will last until at least 2025, when the new Euro 7 environmental standard comes into force.
Although the British automaker intends to upgrade the V12 as long as possible to keep the engine within the current emission standards, the days of the engine are numbered and soon the new Aston Martin V12 will be history.
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