2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage  -  $185,650


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $185,650
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $2,115
Options: $3,000
Trim: 2dr Cpe Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 13 | City: 11 | Hwy: 17
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Man
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 5.9L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine

Pros

Power and panache; luxurious interior; available high-performance engine


Model Highlights

The V8 Vantage coupe and roadster carry a 4.2L V8 engine that generates 420 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque mated to a either a 6-speed manual or Sportshift automated manual transmission. The 6.0L V12 engine makes 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, and it only comes with a 6-speed manual. A V8 Vantage S model is tuned to 430 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque, and features faster acceleration and a higher top speed thanks to the all-new 7-speed Sportshift II automatic. The V8 and V12 Vantages are rear-wheel drive with the engine mounted under the hood, just behind the front axle.

Performance is more than respectable in the V8 coupe and roadster, with a top speed of 175 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds, with the S everything is just a bit faster. The V12, of course, goes a bit further, to a maximum of 190 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds--nearly a full second faster over the V8 model. The V12 also upgrades its brakes to the carbon ceramic variety. Owners of V8 Vantage S and V12 Vantage models get an additional sport button, which modifies throttle response and exhaust tuning for performance driving. The new S also gets a quicker steering ratio than the standard V8 model, as well as a recalibrated suspension system and new 6-piston front disc brakes. Wider wheels and wider tires complete the S package.

All Vantages have anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic braking, electronic brake assist, tire pressure monitoring and dynamic stability control. DSC in the V12 includes track mode for a stiffer, more responsive ride during performance driving. The Vantage also features what Aston Martin calls the "Emotion Control Unit," which starts the car when a special key fob is pushed into a slot on the dash.

Everything you'd expect in a 2-seater, touring car retailing in the 6-figure range is here, including a 160-watt sound system, automatic temperature control, navigation system, electrically adjustable seats, rear parking sensors, airbags. The stereo can be upgraded to a powerful 700-watt system and the interior surfaces can be had in finishes like Piano Black and personalized sill plaques can be added.


Model News

After a few styling tweaks and engine updates in 2011, the Aston Martin Vantage returns with no big changes. The N420 special edition is no longer available, but Aston plans to build more special edition Vantages in the near future.


Value Writeup

The entry-level V8 Vantage's price may start in the low six figures, but with that price comes the heritage and exclusivity of the Aston Martin brand. Even the base 4.7L V8 puts out an amazing 420 horsepower, while the 6.0L V12 makes an almost unbelievable 510 horsepower. Luxury appointments, such as leather seats and a navigation system are standard, while options at this level include an umbrella fitted in the trunk.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.1

EPA Classification
Minicompact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
17 MPG

Cruising Range - City
232.10 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
11 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
13 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
358.70 mi

Engine Type
Gas V12

Displacement
5.9L/362

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
510 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 5750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.71

Passenger Capacity
2

Wheelbase
102.5 in

Length, Overall
172.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.4 in

Height, Overall
48.6 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.5 in

Trunk Volume
10.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3704 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent double wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P255/35ZR19

Rear Tire Size
P295/30ZR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 9 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 11 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
100,000

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
10

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V480000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 02, 2012

Component
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

Potential Number of Units Affected
169

Summary
Aston Martin is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 V12 Vantage Coupe vehicles for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems." On these vehicles, the low tire pressure warning light will not illuminate until the tire pressure in the front tires is more than 25% below the recommended cold tire pressure.

Consequence
Underinflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to tire failure and a possible crash.

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the software for the tire pressure monitoring system free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule. Owners may contact Aston Martin at 1-888-923-9988.

Aston Martin's recall campaign number is RA-19-0015. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V228000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 29, 2013

Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
689

Summary
Aston Martin is recalling certain model year DB9, Virage, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, and Rapide vehicles manufactured from May 14, 2012, through April 10, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the throttle pedal arm may break.

Consequence
If the throttle pedal arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash.

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the throttle pedal assemblies. The recall began July 19, 2013. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0016.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

5.9L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Limited slip differential

3.91 rear axle ratio

Rear wheel drive

Push-button ignition w/clear glass button

4-wheel double wishbone independent suspension w/coil springs -inc: aluminum dampers

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes

Black brake calipers

Stainless steel exhaust w/active bypass valves

Cruise control

19" x 9" front/19" x 11" rear diamond turned alloy wheels

P255/35ZR19 Pirelli PZero Corsa front tires

P295/30ZR19 Pirelli PZero Corsa rear tires

Tire repair kit

Body color front/rear bumpers

Body-side moldings

Projector beam halogen headlights

Xenon (HID) headlamps w/powerwash

Pwr mirrors w/memory

LED indicators, side lamps & brake lights

Clear tail lamps

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

AM/FM/MP3/WMA/WAF stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: USB input, iPod integration

160W Aston Martin sound system

Bluetooth phone prep

Pwr sport bucket seats w/manual lumbar, memory

Full-grain leather seat trim

Contrasting stitching

Front floor mats

Center armrest w/storage & cup holder

Black Alcantara wrapped steering wheel

Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering column

Aluminum-faced organic electroluminescent instrumentation -inc: trip computer

Glass & polished stainless steel Emotion Control Unit (ECU) engine starting system

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/trunk release

Premium alarm system -inc: tilt & volumetric sensors

Satellite navigation system

Air conditioning w/automatic temp control

Rear window defogger

Auxiliary pwr outlet

LED map lights

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/integrated garage door opener

Driver/passenger visor vanity mirrors

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/electronic brakeforce distribution & emergency brake assist

Traction control

Dynamic stability control

Positive torque control (PTC)

Battery disconnect switch

Side impact door beams

Front & rear crumple zones

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags

Head & thorax side impact airbags

Passenger air bag on/off switch

Tire pressure monitor system

Parking assist reversing sensors

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$3,000

 
STRATUS WHITE
$0

 
SILVER BLONDE
$0

 
SILVER FOX
$0

 
GREY BULL
$0

 
QUANTUM SILVER
$0

 
STORM BLACK
$0

 
MARRON BLACK
$0

 
MAGMA RED
$0

 
FIRE RED
$0

 
MADAGASCAR ORANGE
$0

 
SUNBURST YELLOW
$0

 
APPLETREE GREEN
$0

 
VIRIDIAN GREEN
$0

 
MARIANA BLUE
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE
$0

 
COBALT BLUE
$0

 
HARDLY GREEN
$0

 
LIGHTNING SILVER
$0

 
MORNING FROST WHITE
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER
$0

 
HAMMERHEAD SILVER
$0

 
METEORITE SILVER
$0

 
ONYX BLACK
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
CARBON BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
CONTEMPORARY COLOR
$1,020

 
SPECIAL COLOR
$5,380

 
ASTON MARTIN SPECIAL COLOR
$5,380

 
PREVIOUS ASTON MARTIN COLOR
$3,785

 
DBS SPECIAL COLORS
$2,270

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER COLOR
$3,785

 
MATCH TO SAMPLE
$8,330

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
AURORA BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BALTIC BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FALCON GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHAINMAIL GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLUE HAZE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SPECTRAL BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PHANTOM GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BITTER CHOCOLATE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DARK MOCHA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
WINTER WHEAT, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SANDSTORM, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
MOON SHADOW, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CREAM TRUFFLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IVORY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
EIFEL GREEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARLIAMENT GREEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
MADAGASCAR ORANGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
KESTREL TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAHARA TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TUSCAN TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHESTNUT TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IRON ORE RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DEEP PURPLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SPICY RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CONTEMPORARY LEATHER COLOR
$1,020

 
MATCH TO SAMPLE LEATHER SEATING COLOR
$5,380

 
ALTERNATE COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
BRIGHT FINISH GRILLE
$750

 
ASTON MARTIN 700W PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$1,595

 
BANG & OLUFSEN BEOSOUND AUDIO SYSTEM
$8,330

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$1,495

 
CONTEMPORARY ALCANTARA TRIM
$750

 
HEATED SEATS
$750

 
FINE STITCHING
$295

 
CONTEMPORARY CARPET COLOR
$1,020

 
LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
SECONDARY GLASS ECU
$750

 
LEATHER ECU KEY POUCH
$73

 
GUNMETAL ALLOY FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
PIANO BLACK FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
CONTEMPORARY HEADLINING COLOR
$1,020

 
PERSONALIZED SILL PLAQUES
$450

 
SMOKERS KIT
$570

 
UMBRELLA W/HOLDER
$295

 
FIRST AID KIT
$145

 
FRONT PARKING SENSORS
$570

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