Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Production years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Aston Martin Vantage S was introduced in late 2013 and it was the replacement for the V12 Vantage model. And there was more than just a letter added at the end of its name.
The 2013 Aston Martin Vantage S was designed on the same idea given by Henrik Fisker back in 2005 but with better mechanical components. The car's shape was similar to its predecessor. There was a big difference on the hood, where multiple vents helped cooling the big V12 engine. It was, apart from One-77 hypercar, the fastest Aston Martin ever built by the time of its launch.
The Vantage S was not a GT as its Vanquish sibling. It was built using race-car technologies with CNC-machined combustion chambers and hollow camshafts to reduce their inertia. These are just a few examples of what Aston Martin's engineers did to the 6.0-liter AM28 engine. For the transmission, the Vantage S featured a newly developed gearbox together with the Italian company Oerlikon Graziano. They shaved 25 kg (55 lbs) when compared to the older gearbox. Moreover, since the gearbox was installed on the rear axle, it helped to reduce the weight in the back of the car. The driver could have left the gearbox to switch gears in automatic mode, or to select them via two paddles installed behind the steering wheel.
The interior of the car was special, with a minimalist design, but with expensive and special materials such as carbon-fiber, aluminum, and Alcantara. The car featured all the comfort amenities for a relaxed drive, but it was built mainly for performance driving. It was lighter than the Vanquish with more than 200 kg (440 lbs) and that made it quicker.
ENGINE SPECS - 6.0L V12 7AT (573 HP)
|Power:||421 KW @ 6750 RPM|
573 HP @ 6750 RPM
565 BHP @ 6750 RPM
|Torque:||457 lb-ft @ 5750 RPM|
620 Nm @ 5750 RPM
|Fuel System:||Multipoint Injection|
|Top Speed:||203 mph (327 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.7 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||7-speed Sportshift III automatic transmission|
|Tire Size:||255/35 ZR19 // 295/30ZR19|
|Length:||172.6 in (4384 mm)|
|Width:||79.6 in (2022 mm)|
|Height:||49.2 in (1250 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||102.4 in (2601 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||4.3 in (109 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||10.6 cuFT (300 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3671 lbs (1665 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||4200 lbs (1905 kg)|