Aston Martin Revives Iconic V600 Nameplate For Limited V12 Vantage

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.

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  • TheBelltower

    Stunning!

  • Kaisuke971

    Wow this is awesome, i love when old monikers get revived and this is just done with passion. Maybe an unveiling at LeMans could’ve been the cherry on top though ?

  • Nordschleife

    I am sure I’ll be the minority but the new Vantage looks better to me than this particular model.

    • donald seymour

      No, I can see your viewpoint.

    • I am one of the few that like the new Vantage really.

    • Belthronding

      Count me in for new one.
      Previous one was also beautiful but first 5-6 years,it has taken 13 years to replace it,so.

  • I can’t help but notice that this is looks like more civilized version of limited edition Vantage GT12.

    They also make convertible which looks like one-off Vantage GT12 Roadster, could it be that a lot of customer are disappointed that they can’t get those so AML makes this? I know the GT12 Roadster owner had to pay more in order to keep his car one off.

    • Kaisuke971

      It pretty much is, but the biggest asset is that manual gearbox which wasn’t offered on the GT12. So this is to the GT12 what the 911R is to the 991.1 GT3 RS, in many ways. I’d be pissed if i was the guy that commissioned the GT12 Roadster though, unless of course if he is also part of this

      • Well I check again and turns out the V600 was based on a customer request, AML got permission from him to make copies for other customer.

        Well yeah I wonder if the GT12 Roadster would be thrilled or he order this one too.

        • Bash

          Wow, what a piece of information.

          • Thanks Bash, knowing you I can be sure this isn’t Sarcasm 😛 (I’ve been getting a lot of sarcasm about me commenting history of cars lately)

          • Bash

            Not from me mate. Never.

    • Nordschleife

      And this is why you’re the real MVP Archer. I didn’t have to go and find it. You made a point and provided a reference. This is how a comment of this nature should be. Thank you.

      • Thank you, glad I can help and although I can get annoying sometimes, we are all learning from each other.

        • Nordschleife

          You’re welcome.

          To your latter point, I cannot lie. I think we did start off on the wrong foot but I have come to value your commentary, insight and counterpoints. We are indeed learning from one another so I appreciate all that you’ve taught me. So thank you 🙂

  • Six_Tymes

    This looks fantastic.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I like the new one but I prefer the updated styling given to this and that cool one for the Rapide.

  • fgclolz

    But does it come with bumper to bumper, unlimited warranty?

  • Ruel Lewis

    Although I was annoyed with AM milking the life out of the last gen Vantage, I dont mind just one more when it looks like this.

  • Karl

    Orgasmic indeed…it really should be a crime to be poor..

    • Nordschleife

      Completely agree.

  • Bash

    Brilliant!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I want this. What a send off for the old new Vantage.

  • Enter Ranting

    Look how clean and modern the front looks without fake grilles in the bumper. Every other carmaker – take note.

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