Aston Martin is planning to offer its amazing V12 Vantage model in the United States. Aston’s CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez told the folks at Car & Driver that plans to homolgate the car for use on U.S. roads is already under way and that the initial planned production run of 1,000 units will be increased.
Currently Aston sells the V8 Vantage in North America as the brands entry-level sports car. Powered by a 4.7-liter V8 it makes 420hp. As the name suggests, the V12 Vantage gets a twelve cylinder engine under the hood. In fact, it’s the same powerplant found in the DB9 and the company’s flagship DBS model. It produces 510h and 420 ft-lbs of torque for a 0-62 mph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph.
The car also gets a long list of light-weight components to ensure the weight gain from the massive V12 is just 110 lbs.
We can’t wait!
GALLERY: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
[Source: Car & Driver]