New Aston Martin V12 Vantage not sold in the US

April 5th, 2009 / Filed Under: Aston Martin Vantage / No Comments

Aston Martin V12 VantageUS enthusiasts will wince because Aston’s latest coupe will not be sold in the US market. Aston’s hottest two-seater coup faced legal issues with its engine and its lack of crash protection for passengers, namely side airbags on the bucket seats.

This is a pity because this newest Vantage borrows largely from US technology in terms of engine power. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is currently the smallest and sexiest British sports car in the market today.

The Vantage V12 features a 6.0 liter engine, making it the most compact and efficient Vantage model to date. It can run with 510 hp, rivaling Ferrari’s lusty F430 Scuderia.

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is suitable for both race track and city driving. It still has carbon-ceramic breaks, and its dampers and springs won’t give out on you once you hit the race tracks.

Aston’s V12 Vantage was the 2nd new toy that the company has released this year. Earlier, they launched the Rapide four-door coupe which also drew attention in its own right.

Next on the line are the DBS convertible and the new Lagonda model. Rumors have it that the DBS Convertible will be shown in Geneva along with the V12 Vantage.

The sticker price on the V12 Vantage is estimated at $200,000. This is the same price quoted for the Rapide four-door. The company also said that production of the V12 Vantage will be limited—less than 1000 units to say the least.

Sales for the V12 model are pegged some time this fall.

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