Aston Martinâ€™s new 2009 V12 Vantage is the second of four new models that the supercar automaker will be revealing. All of us from all across the world have been waiting patiently for the arrival of the new two-seater coupe only for hopes to be dashed. Aston Martin confirmed that the V12 will not be making its way to the shores of the U.S.
The automaker said that there are certain legal problems in the type of engine being used and their crash protection for the car. This is a big letdown to those of us who have been excited to take the Vantage out on the road. What with its powerful engine placed into a small British car. Who wouldnâ€™t want to test that kind of power?
The V12 Vantage is powered by a 6.0 liter V12 engine that comes from the DBS model. A small car like this usually packs a V8 engine – but this is nothing compared to the V12 in terms of power. “This is the ultimate performance interpretation of the Vantage range, combining our most agile model with our most powerful engine,” says Uli Bez, Aston’s CEO.
The powerful engine is able to push out 510 horsepower – which places it alongside the Ferrari F430 Scuderia. It is also able to rev from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph.
Along with its power the V12 Vantage was built for everyday use making it more practical for people. “This is the definitive driving package, with spectacular performance and dynamically thrilling but an everyday usable driving experience,” Bez adds.