Aston Martin Vantage V12 S

Aston Martin Vantage V12 S

Year of production 2013 - ...

Model: Vantage (2005 - ...)


V12 Vantage S

(2013 - date)

Since 2009, the most overtly sporting Aston was the V12 Vantage; a combination of the most powerful V12 engine squeezed into the smallest, lightest body. Enthusiasts worldwide were hugely disappointed when in April 2013, AML announced the V12 Vantage was about to be discontinued. The disappointment did not last long however as a new version of the V12 Vantage, the extreme, lightweight V12 Vantage S, most ferocious Aston Martin yet produced was announced in the wee small hours of the  29th May 2013.

The V12 Vantage S is so extreme, it is the quickest series production Aston Martin ever with a top speed on 205 mph, and a 0-60 time of only 3.5 seconds. Perhaps the biggest change from the regular V12 Vantage is the adoption of a new 7-speed Sportshift III gearbox fitted as standard with near-seamless gearchanges at high engine speeds. This maximises the performance potential of the engine when compared to the previous 6-speed manual gearshift. There is no stick shift manual gearbox option for the V12 Vantage S whatsoever.

The ‘S’ also introduces 3-stage Adaptive Damping (normal, sport and track) and Servotronic Steering to extract the maximum amount of the potential performance in the widest range of situations. The AM28 engine has a power increase of 55 bhp from 510 bhp to 565 bhp, matching the new Vanquish. Of greater real-world significance is the immediate increase in torque when pulling away from only 1000 rpm where an additional 70 Nm is available versus the V12 Vantage. A new and advanced Bosch engine management system (unique to the ‘S’) controls AM28 alongside the debut of Dual Variable Camshaft Timing and knock-sensing – all improving efficiency and engine capability. This makes the car considerably quicker both when accelerating from stand-still and through the gears. Special attention has been paid to achieve greater aerodynamic efficiency to both aid cooling and increase vital downforce.

The exterior styling largely follows on from the previous car but features a new look Carbon Fibre front grille with vertical spars of the CC100 Concept Car, engineered to maximise airflow cooling and aerodynamic balance. The ‘S’ can also be specified with new optional 10 spoke lightweight forged alloy wheels although the standard wheel remains the 10-spoke design from the previous V12 Vantage, both with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.

A new graphics pack allow for three separate areas of the V12 Vantage S (‘lipstick’ around the front grille, roof panel and tailgate panel/lamp infill) to be painted in a contrast colour of either silver or black. The ‘S’ can also be spec’ed with an exterior carbon pack (side strakes, mirror cars and rear lamp infill), interior carbon pack, black side window surrounds and has black headlamp bezels as standard. A small but easy to spot addition specific to the ‘S’ is an optional additional ‘V12′ badge that sits alongside the side repeater.


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Manual (2017) First Drive

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Year Document Language Size Pages
from 2013 definitive guide an introduction to the v12 vantage s.pdf English 126 KB 2

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2014 v12 vantage s brochure.pdf English 12.7 MB 11
2013 aston martin int vantage s.pdf English 24.6 MB 43


Year from-to Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
2013 AM28 gasoline 5 935 12 / Furcate 421 620 48

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