Aston Martin V12 Vantage S has been voted as the 'most elegant car of 2014' by viewers of popular French automotive TV show Automoto TF1. The V12 Vantage S is Aston Martin's fastest series production car to date and is capable of doing 328 km/h. The car also boasts subtle styling additions emphasizing its visceral performance potential with features such as the carbon fibre grille that has been designed and engineered to improve airflow and also for a more aggressive front profile, new roof and rear graphics packs, and lightweight forged alloy wheels.
Inside, the Aston Martinn V12 Vantage S gets bespoke finishes on seats, doors and controls, while carbon fibre lightweight seats come as an option. The trim choices are available in the form of two leather grade options, Luxmill and semi-aniline, with the option of Alcantara. To further enhance the sporty appeal, there is the optional Carbon Fibre Interior Pack that adds material to the car's facia and door pulls, and black pedals.
Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, said: “The V12 Vantage S is our most powerful engine, dressed in a beautifully tailored suit. It is elegant, yet brutal, and it is at the same time easy to control. It has everything that sums up Aston Martin: power, beauty and soul."
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is powered by the same AM28 6-litre V12 engine that powers the V12 Vantage model but in a more powerful tune. The V12 Vantage S produces 11% more than V12 Vantage with 573 PS, 9% more torque with 620 Nm and is 14% much faster with 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds. While the top speed for the V12 Vantage is pegged at 305 km/h, the V12 Vantage S gets a top speed of 328 km/h. The S is also 15kg lighter with the 'power to weight' increased by more than 10%.
Source : CarDekho