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V12 Vantage loses its top, three years after the coupe arrived
Another niche filled. Still, the Vantage has not dated badly at all. I'd have one.
Yes why not fill the niche, if Porsche can do it!
Only difference is, Porsche does not shoehorn a V12 in it's fatty rear....
Just lovely, V12, relatively compact dimensions, a wonderful GT! There is nothing in this class like it.
I honestly don't see the point of this over the V8.
Sam the Eagle says:
But, but, but... It's got a V12!!!
HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE THE POINT OF A V12!?!
Hell is other people.
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Sam the Eagle is totally right!
How can you not see the point of a V12?
Small roadster...big naturally aspirated V12.
What other car manufacturer does that? I will tell you: 0.
It's unique, with all the downsizing and turbocharging. It is wonderful to be able to fully rev a natural breathing V12.
I am not a big fan of Aston, but I do see the point of this. After all, why not? There is something very attractive about a big, naturally aspirated engine in a (relatively) small car.
I am not sure about the bonnet vents, though - in the fixed roof Vantage they seem natural, in the soft top they look slightly contrived and at odds with what is otherwise an elegant and understated design.
The V12 Vantage demonstrates the challenge of transmitting that much power through just two wheels: It is more than 1,5 seconds slower to 60 mph than a Nissan GT-R!
Well I do love convertible cars. This V12 look great. Bond will rather drive off Duty.
So it's 0.3s faster than the V8 and around 15-20k more expensive than the V8, no really I do FAIL to see the point of this. Oh I get it. You get V12 bragging rights at the pub, well let's see:
'What car do you drive?'
'An Aston V12'
'Wow, which one?'
'Ah ok' (face back in his beer).
You'll be stuck with the Porsche Boxster syndrome - wrongly perceived as the poor man's 911, but in the Aston's case perhaps not without merit.
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