Aston Martin V12 Vantage may not reach the U.S.
Anyone who loves cars knows what Aston Martin’s Vantage with a V12 engine can bring into their life. It is pretty much the adrenaline pump when you step on the pedal and hear the engine roaring and the carbon fiber reach body brings in the wow factor.
Aston Martin though is not sure if consumers in the United States will be able to experience in real life the difference between the sister V8 Vantage and the big bro V12 Vantage. They might be producing only 1000 units of the car and it might not be cost effective to redesign it to meet the tough crash safety regulations in the U.S.
It is not the end of the story though since Aston Martin is still studying the case. They might give in to a high demand but nothing is for certain yet.
The V12 Vantage is the fastest in the Aston Martin fleet with its power coming from a V12 5.9L that boasts of 510hp. It was originally designed to take a V8 and the V12 engine takes much of the space which should be reserved for crumple zones in case of a crash. Another problem is meeting the pedestrian crash safety requirements. The shell seats made of carbon fiber also does not meet the U.S. standards.
The car is, quite simply, an astonishing feat of automotive engineering. Capable of speeds that would make a cheetah feel a little overwhelmed, the Vantage has fast become one of the iconic cars of this era. Aston Martin has been a symbol of luxury, quality and raw power, and once you’ve invested, sorted the car insurance and the road tax, you’ll be itching to get behind the wheel. There’s nothing quite like driving a Vantage, and that V12 engine really lets you know how powerfully it can move.
The V12 Vantage can zoom from 0 to 100 in a mere 4.2 seconds. It is a fraction of a second quicker than the DBS. It has a whopping top speed of 305km/h that is reached with a manual six speed gearbox. Who would want to miss that? Well, Aston Martin has not decided yet and North American consumers can still hope that V12 Vantage will be available to them.