Aston Martin has decided to launch a very limited series of its astonishing V12 Vantage in the form of a seven-speed manual, 600 horsepower supercar.
The British automaker is one of those manufacturers that managed to launch special edition after special edition and sell them all at huge prices, such as this V12 Vantage 600. This one, for instance, was produced in just seven units. But it was more than just a supercar. It was also a piece of art on wheels that managed to get almost unnoticed by those who didn't really know the Vantage.
With a refreshed exterior that featured a pattern with holes on the hood instead of extracting vents and an apron that came low to the ground so it could improve the car's grip, the Vantage V600 was a car for purists. There was no massive wing in the back and no fancy side skirts on the sides. Instead, it was just a clean look, with widened wheel arches to cover the fat tires.
The cabin blended luxurious materials and a sturdy roll cage. With its high-bolstered front seats, the Vantage V600 promised that it won't let the occupants slide on the sides during high-speed cornering maneuvers. At the same time, the carbon fiber covered most of the interior, from the door cards to the center stack. Moreover, the same material was used inside the instrument cluster. But an unusual detail was seen on the vents. Most vehicles had those made from plastic or aluminum, but the V600 had them leather-wrapped.
Underneath the bulged hood, Aston Martin placed a 5.9-liter V12, naturally aspirated engine. It cranked out 600 hp (608 PS) that were sent to the rear axle via a seven-speed manual gearbox.
ENGINE SPECS - 6.0L V12 7AT (592 HP)
|Power:||435.4 KW @ 6750 RPM|
592 HP @ 6750 RPM
584 BHP @ 6750 RPM
|Torque:||457 lb-ft @ 5750 RPM|
620 Nm @ 5750 RPM
|Fuel System:||Multipoint Injection|
|Top Speed:||195 mph (314 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||4 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||255/40/20 // 295/35/20|
|Length:||175.8 in (4465 mm)|
|Width:||76.5 in (1943 mm)|
|Height:||50.1 in (1273 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||61.8/62 in (1,570/1,575 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||106.5 in (2705 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||9 cuFT (255 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3373 lbs (1530 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||4034 lbs (1830 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||15.8 mpg US (14.9 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||28.7 mpg US (8.2 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||22.4 mpg US (10.5 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||245 g/km|