Used 2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe

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The release of the all new 2012 Aston Martin V12 2 door Vantage coupe was eagerly awaited by car enthusiasts in 2012. This sports car presents a slightly improved and different exterior design compared to its 2011 predecessor. It is still equipped by the big and powerful 510 horsepower 6.0 Liter V12 engine that kicks 346 pound-feet torque. Though the V12 is very heavy for a small sports car, it still does not affect its performance even at top speed.

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The 2012 V12 Vantage is still fitted by lightweight carbon fiber materials both in the interior and on the exterior. In fact, the Aston engineers deliberately designed to have these lightweight parts fitted on to ensure that the weight distribution is even to maintain a much faster and smooth riding experience.

On its gear box, the standard 6-speed manual transmission is still in use. Some may find this manual transmission unusual for a sports car that has a top speed of 190 mph but owners of the 2011 Vantage liked this feature. They even reported to like the feel of the engine kick on the clutch as they change from gear to gear. Having a manual gear box on this V12 Vantage, as they said, still creates be a wonderful and powerful ride. In fact, from speed tests conducted for its 2011 edition, the V12 went from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

So scientific is the exterior design of this 2012 V12 Vantage sports car that even the simple, yet artistic, carbon fiber gills on its hood were designed as an exhaust for superheated air from the engine. After stopping from a hard drive, you will be fully amazed when you see a blurry visual come out from those front gills. This is hot air produced by the V12 on its cooling stage after a long hard drive. The sleek, contoured hood and front splitter, is also designed to make the air pass through the gills (brushing the engine, front brake and the radiator), the hood, the side sills all the way to the rear spoiler to produce just enough downward force, thereby, maintaining the fluidity of the ride.

As for the interior of the 2012 V12 Vantage, it represents a comfortable ambiance with highly modernized equipment and gadgets. The interior makes you feel like you are in your own comfortable abode. Safety airbags and warranty are available for peace of mind whilst driving.

With all of these wonderful features for the 2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage coupe, we still cannot ensure the reliability and safety conditions of this car since the 2011 Vantage edition has not yet completed safety and crash tests.

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