Aston Martin revived the iconic V600 nameplate for a special, limited-run V12 Vantage which will be produced by the company’s Q division.
The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 is a customer commission to the special division of the British manufacturer, set to be produced in 14 examples split between seven coupes and seven roadsters.
The original V8 Vantage V600 was introduced in 1998 as the most extreme iteration of the Vantage lineup, establishing itself as one of the most powerful sports cars of its time.
The new “Triple V” is based on the previous-generation Vantage and is described as the ultimate analogue Vantage. Power comes from a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 with 600PS (592hp) paired to a seven-speed manual transmission. The suspension features three-stage adaptive dampers.
“This is precisely why we created our ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’ service,” said Marek Reichman, Vice President & Chief Creative Officer Aston Martin. “Our customers can create truly bespoke sports cars by personally collaborating with myself and Aston Martin’s design team. The V600 name remains a classic in Aston Martin’s heritage and I’m proud to see it adorn the V12 Vantage V600 once again.”
Why it looks different
The aggressive bodywork is made out of carbon fiber, utilizing a re-imagined side-strake, a bulging bonnet and a bespoke darkened front grille. An all-new rear diffuser and a set of unique center-lock forged wheels complete the external look of the new V12 Vantage V600.
Inside the cabin combines carbon fiber with dark anodized aluminum, the lightweight seats feature a new perforation system, the driver’s instruments are bespoke and the center armrest is finished in hand-crafted saddle leather. Last but not least the shifter of the manual transmission is machined from a solid block.
Aston Martin is still accepting requests for the V12 Vantage V600, with deliveries expected to start in the third quarter of this year.