Three point seven seconds. That’s how long the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S takes to go from a standstill to 62mph. Aston Martin confirmed the blistering figure today, officially classifying its new beauty as the fastest accelerating car it’s made to date, with the exception of the One-77.
It’s about bleedin’ time an Aston Martin sneaked under the magic four second barrier. Until now, most Aston Martins have been comparatively tardy, taking over four seconds to break the 62mph barrier. Their rivals – such as Ferrari 458s, McLaren MP4 12Cs and the like – have been doing it for years.
The V12 Vantage S is also Aston Martin’s fastest car in a straight line (outside of the One-77). Its 6-litre V12, with its updated engine management system, can propel the car to a top speed of 205mph.
Ian Minards, Product Development Director at Aston Martin, said: “Harnessing the sheer, raw, power of the AM28 engine – ensuring it is delivered in the most coherent, engaging way – has been a challenge for the Engineering team, but this record acceleration figure ably demonstrates that it is one we have more than met.
“With great motorsport successes already under our belt such as the WEC win at Silverstone and our superb showing at the recent Nürburgring 24 Hour race, plus the excitement of Le Mans just around the corner, it seems fitting that our most extreme road-going Vantage yet claims this acceleration record now.”
The V12 Vantage S is available from £138,000 in the UK excluding VAT.
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S pictures