2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage  -  $122,465


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $122,465
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $2,115
Options: $1,700
Trim: 2dr Cpe Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 15 | City: 13 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Man
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 4.7L DOHC 32-valve V8 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
12.2

EPA Classification
Minicompact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
274.30 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
400.90 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.7L/289

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91

Passenger Capacity
2

Wheelbase
102.4 in

Length, Overall
172.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.4 in

Height, Overall
49.6 in

Trunk Volume
10.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3595 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
P245/40ZR19

Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 10.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.3 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
15.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V389000

Mfg's Report Date
June 21, 2017

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
315

Summary
Aston Martin The Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2011-2012 V8 Vantage vehicles. The affected vehicles received updated transmission and engine control software which may conflict with the pre-existing clutch settings and may cause the transmission to shift to neutral, or enable clutch protection mode which give abrupt gear shifts.

Consequence
If the transmission shifts into neutral or does not operate as intended, there is an increased the risk of a crash.

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will reinstall clutch system software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 7, 2017. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-949-379-3100. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-07-0022.

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
17V390000

Mfg's Report Date
June 21, 2017

Component
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
6

Summary
Aston Martin The Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2012 V8 Vantage vehicles equipped with 6-speed Auto-Shift Manual (ASM) transmissions. A connector for the transmission fluid lines may break resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak.

Consequence
The loss of hydraulic fluid may prevent the vehicle from shifting out of the gear that it is in. Additionally, if the vehicle is being driven when the fluid level significantly drops, the transmission may shift to an emergency neutral as the vehicle comes to a stop. If the driver ignores the dash warning message and exits the vehicle without applying the parking brake, the vehicle may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch pipe, connector assembly, and related brackets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 7, 2017. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-949-379-3100. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-07-0023.

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.

4.7L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine -inc: resonance induction system, variable inlet camshaft timing

6-speed manual transmission

Limited slip differential

3.91 rear axle ratio

Rear wheel drive

Push-button ignition w/clear glass button

Battery disconnect switch

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

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes -inc: radial-mounted 4-piston monobloc calipers

Positive torque control

Stainless steel exhaust w/active bypass valves

Grey brake calipers

19" x 8.5" front/19" x 10.0" rear aluminum wheels

P245/40ZR19 Bridgestone Potenza front tires

P285/35ZR19 Bridgestone Potenza rear tires

Body color front/rear bumpers

Body-side moldings

Projector beam halogen headlamps

Xenon (HID) headlamps w/powerwash

LED indicators, side lamps & brake lamps

Pwr folding heated mirrors w/memory

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

Pwr sport bucket seats w/manual lumbar

Full-grain leather seat trim

Contrast stitching

Center armrest w/storage & cup holder

Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering column

Leather wrapped steering wheel

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

Aluminum-faced organic electroluminescent instrumentation -inc: trip computer

Front floor mats

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/trunk release

Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer

Air conditioning w/automatic temp control

Rear window defogger

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Gunmetal alloy fascia trim

Alcantara headlining

LED map lamps

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 airbag on/off switch

Tire pressure monitor system

Parking assist reversing sensors

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,700

 
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

 
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 GREY, 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

 
SPORTS PACK W/10 SPOKE WHEEL
$4,545

 
MAGNUM SILVER MESH PACK
$750

 
ALTERNATIVE COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
19" 20-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS
$1,595

 
19" 20-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS W/GRAPHITE FINISH
$1,595

 
19" 10-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS W/SILVER FINISH
$3,190

 
19" 7-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS W/SILVER FINISH
$2,270

 
19" 7-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS W/ANTHRACITE FINISH
$3,190

 
FRONT WHEELS STONE GUARDS
$295

 
BRIGHT FINISH GRILLE
$750

 
N420 SILL DESIGN
$1,595

 
CLEAR TAIL LAMPS
$750

 
700W PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$1,595

 
BANG & OLUFSEN BEOSOUND AUDIO SYSTEM
$8,330

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$1,495

 
BLUETOOTH PHONE PREP
$750

 
INDENTED LEATHER INSERTS
$570

 
HEATED SEATS
$750

 
MEMORY SEATS
$750

 
INTERIOR FINE STITCHING
$295

 
CONTEMPORARY CARPET COLOR
$1,020

 
COLOR-KEYED STEERING WHEEL TRIM
$450

 
SECONDARY GLASS KEY
$750

 
LEATHER ECU KEY POUCH
$73

 
CRUISE CONTROL
$450

 
PREMIUM ALARM SYSTEM
$450

 
SATELLITE NAVIGATION
$2,720

 
PIANO BLACK FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
MICROSPIN ALLOY FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
PIANO BLACK FASCIA TRIM & IRIDIUM CENTER CONSOLE FINISH
$1,595

 
PRISM ALLOY FASCIA TRIM & IRIDIUM CENTER CONSOLE FINISH
$1,595

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/INTEGRATED GARAGE DOOR OPENER
$450

 
PERSONALIZED SILL PLAQUES
$450

 
CONTEMPORARY HEADLINING COLOR
$1,020

 
SMOKERS KIT
$570

 
UMBRELLA W/HOLDER
$295

 
FIRST AID KIT
$145

 
FRONT PARKING SENSORS
$570

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