2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage  -  $184,815


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $184,815
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $2,115
Options: $2,100
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 13 | City: 11 | Hwy: 17
Body Style: 2dr Cpe
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 6.0L 48-valve V12 engine

Pros

Mighty powertrains with strong acceleration; great seats; opportunities to customize; a shape that looks great in coupe or roadster form


Model Highlights

The Vantage lineup is offered in V12 Vantage and V8 Vantage versions, as well as either a Coupe or Roadster.

V8 Vantage versions include a 4.7L V8, making 420 horsepower. It comes with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed auto-shift manual. V8 Vantage S models get the latter, plus a 430-hp version of the engine. V12 Vantage versions come with a 6.0L V12 engine that makes 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

On the outside, V12 models can be spotted only through their additional hood venting; there are few other changes on the outside. Roadsters come with a power soft-top arrangement, as well as a different rear damper and spring setup. V8 Vantage S models offer a sports suspension upgrade that includes some of the V12 Vantage changes, with a revised rear anti-roll bar, different shocks and uprated springs. Both models ride on Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, and stopping power is provided by Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes.

There are two user-selectable driving modes in the Vantage S. The Normal mode softens throttle response and switches to a somewhat quieter, more refined exhaust note. Switch over to the Sport mode, and response gets sharper, plus an exhaust bypass that opens at a certain level of accelerator travel to create a sportier, more 'raw' exhaust note.

Compared to the Coupe, Vantage Roadster models get a redesigned trunklid--including more of a 'flip' up at the back, for aerodynamics, as well as a different lower front air intake. The Roadster's soft top fits under a metal tonneau.

The Vantage is nearly 173 inches long, or about the same length as a compact sedan. They're 2-seaters, with plenty of space even for taller adults to sprawl out--although there isn't a lot of headroom to spare.

In Coupe and Roadster models, the carbon-fiber front splitter and diffuser are hand-made. Inside, the Vantage models have real glass switches in the center stack, while interior trim pieces are made of true carbon fiber.

Equipment on all Vantage models includes automatic climate control, full power accessories, a trip computer, reverse parking sensors, power seats with lumbar support, variable intermittent wipers and headlight washers.

Carbon fiber lightweight seats are an option, bringing 6-way adjustable seats with fixed backrests, trimmed with full leather, with an exposed carbon-fiber frame. Standout options include front parking sensors, cruise control, satellite radio and a 13-speaker, 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system, with Alcantara (faux suede) trim, polished alloy treadplates, an umbrella with built-in holder, and all sorts of custom color combinations for the carpet, upholstery, and headliner. Those who like the look of carbon-fiber trim might also want to consider either the Exterior Carbon Pack (rear light housing, side strakes, and mirror caps) or the Interior Carbon Pack (dash, shifter and door pulls).


Model News

After a round of significant improvements last year, the 2013 V8 Vantage gets a new sport suspension option, as well as a newly standard rearview camera and rain-sensing wipers.

The Vantage is also the lowest-priced point of entry in the Aston Martin lineup with a starting base price of $122,400.


Value Writeup

The Vantage is the most affordable car from Aston Martin, and is neither a light-and-lean roadster nor a performance-oriented grand touring coupe. Rather than taking on other exclusive high-performance cars, it's positioned against other sport-touring models like the BMW M6, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG and Jaguar XKR-S.

A simplified, more 'honest' driving experience is one argument for the Vantage, in this age of seemingly endless custom settings in some models for driving characteristics. EPA fuel economy ratings for the V8 Vantage, at 13 mpg city, 19 highway, aren't bad, considering this car's performance focus and traditional V8 engine.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.1 (2012)

EPA Classification
Minicompact

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
17 (2012) MPG

Cruising Range - City
232.10 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
11 (2012) MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
13 (2012) MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
358.70 mi

Engine Type
Gas V12

Displacement
6.0L/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
102.4 in

Length, Overall
172.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.4 in

Height, Overall
48.6 in

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 9.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 11.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear 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
Pwr

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
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.

6.0L 48-valve V12 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Limited slip differential

3.71 rear axle ratio

Rear wheel drive

4-wheel double-wishbone suspension w/coil springs -inc: front/rear stabilizer bars

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated carbon-ceramic disc brakes -inc: 6-piston monobloc calipers

Stainless steel exhaust system w/active bypass valves

Cruise control

19" x 9.0" front/19" x 11" rear 10-spoke diamond-turned forged alloy wheels

P255/35ZR19 front & P295/30ZR19 rear Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires

Tire repair kit

Carbon fiber front splitter

Carbon fiber rear diffuser

Xenon (HID) headlamps w/pwr wash

LED indicators, side lamps & brake lamps

Clear tail lamps

Pwr folding heated mirrors

160W AM/FM/MP3/WMA/WAF stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: USB input, iPod integration, aux audio input jack

Bluetooth phone prep

Pwr sport bucket seats w/dual lumbar

Tilt/telescopic adjustable Alcantara-wrapped steering column

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

Aluminum-faced organic electroluminescent instrumentation -inc: trip computer

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/trunk release

Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer

Satellite navigation

Air conditioning w/automatic temp control

Rear window defogger

Piano black fascia trim

Graphite center console trim

LED map lamps

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

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

Traction control

Dynamic stability control

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags

Seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Tire pressure monitor system

Parking assist reversing sensors

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$2,100

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
METEORITE SILVER
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER
$0

 
MAGMA RED
$0

 
ONYX BLACK
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE
$0

 
MARIANA BLUE
$1,020

 
HARDLY GREEN
$1,020

 
HAMMERHEAD SILVER
$1,020

 
STRATUS WHITE
$1,020

 
APPLETREE GREEN
$1,020

 
VIRIDIAN GREEN
$1,020

 
MARRON BLACK
$1,020

 
COBALT BLUE
$1,020

 
SILVER BLONDE
$1,020

 
MADAGASCAR ORANGE
$1,020

 
FIRE RED
$5,380

 
SUNBURST YELLOW
$5,380

 
MORNING FROST WHITE
$5,380

 
STORM BLACK
$5,380

 
QUANTUM SILVER
$5,380

 
LIGHTNING SILVER
$5,380

 
DBS SPECIAL COLOR
$2,270

 
PREVIOUS ASTON MARTIN COLOR
$3,785

 
SPECIAL AML COLOR
$5,380

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER COLOR
$3,785

 
MATCH TO CUSTOMER SAMPLE
$8,330

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BALTIC BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PHANTOM GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IRON ORE RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SPICY RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DARK MOCHA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHAINMAIL GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LORDS RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
AURORA BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
BLUE HAZE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
SPECTRAL BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
BITTER CHOCOLATE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
SANDSTORM, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
MOON SHADOW, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
CREAM TRUFFLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
EIFEL GREEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
MADAGASCAR TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
KESTREL TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
SAHARA TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
TUSCAN TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
DEEP PURPLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
FALCON GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
CHANCELLOR RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
CHESTNUT TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,020

 
MATCH TO SAMPLE LEATHER SEATING COLOR
$5,380

 
GRAY COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
RED COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
YELLOW COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
BRIGHT FINISH GRILLE
$750

 
700W PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$1,595

 
BANG & OLUFSEN BEOSOUND AUDIO SYSTEM
$8,330

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$1,495

 
CARBON FIBER SEAT
$3,785

 
HEATED SEATS
$750

 
FINE STITCHING
$295

 
TILT/TELESCOPIC ADJUSTABLE LEATHER-WRAPPED SPORTS STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
ADDITIONAL STAINLESS STEEL/SAPPHIRE KEY FOB
$750

 
LEATHER ECU KEY POUCH
$73

 
CONTEMPORARY CARPET COLOR
$1,020

 
ALARM SYSTEM UPGRADE
$450

 
MEMORY FOR SEATS & EXTERIOR MIRRORS
$450

 
PIANO BLACK FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
GUNMETAL FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
CONTEMPORARY ALCANTARA TRIM
$750

 
PERSONALIZED SILL PLAQUES
$450

 
POLISHED ALLOY TREADPLATES
$450

 
CONTEMPORARY HEADLINING COLOR
$1,020

 
SMOKERS KIT
$570

 
UMBRELLA W/HOLDER
$295

 
FIRST AID KIT
$145

 
FRONT PARKING SENSORS
$450

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