Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage V600 Is An Emotional Sendoff

Built as the last iteration of the previous-gen Vantage, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 brings together the best parts of the British sports car and dresses them in a unique carbon fiber bodywork.

The new ‘Triple-V’ is powered by Aston’s naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine, kicking out 592hp (600PS) and paired to a seven-speed manual transmission.

The bodywork is new and bespoke to the V600, featuring a redesigned side strake, a new bonnet complete with a bulge in the middle, and a bespoke front grille with a wavy pattern. The rear diffuser is also unique, as are the center-lock forged wheels.

The V600 does away with the racecar-vibe of the Vantage GT12, focusing instead on improving the already great design with wider fenders and deeper side sills. This car doesn’t need a huge fixed rear wing and a sharp front spoiler to make a statement.

And it’s so rare that will fill the romantics with despair; Aston Martin made just 14 examples of the V12 Vantage V600, 7 coupes and 7 convertibles.

If this is the last naturally aspirated V12 manual sports car, then the analogue sports car goes out with a bang. Carfection’s Henry Catchpole reviews the V12 Vantage V600 on the video that follows.

 

  • TheBelltower

    This is the most beautiful version of AM’s most beautiful car ever. IMHO, of course.

  • WITH THAT GOOFY GRIN ON IT’S FACE I DON’T KNOW IF I’D CALL IT EMOTIONAL.

  • Bob

    It looks like a tuner. I’m not a fan thanks.

  • Belthronding

    the best designed version of previous vantage.

  • eb110americana

    “Let’s take one of the most beautiful cars on the road, add an ugly double bulge in the hood, then in case people don’t notice it, fill it full of holes. Then, we’ll slap a tall Pikachu grille on the nose, to get rid of that nice horizontal intake. Lastly, we’ll take the iconic side vent, and turn it into a bland arc.” If there was ever proof that the designers at Aston have no clue what they are doing–well, it’s the new Vantage, and the DB11–but ruining this took some effort as well. As a refresher, they started with this:
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