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A legend reborn: Aston Martin V12 Vantage 600s

2018-05-09 08:14

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The legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 has been reborn in the form of a customer commissioned limited run of all-new breathtakingly beautiful Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600s, inspired and influenced by the original V8 Vantage V600.

In 1998, Aston Martin offered its customers the most extreme iteration of its Vantage sportscar, the supercharged V8 Vantage V600.

Acquired taste

Delivering 447kW, the model was one of the most powerful sports cars of its time, a car of extremes.

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Fast forward 20 years and the luxury British carmaker’s unique personalisation service Q by Aston Martin received a customer commission for a strictly limited run of 14 new V12 Vantage V600s models.

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Split between seven coupes and seven roadsters and dubbed the ‘Triple V’, this unique series of manual V12 V600s have been commissioned, designed and handcrafted without compromise.

Creating the ultimate Vantage

Underpinned by the previous-generation ‘VH’ Vantage, the V600 combines the modern performance of a muscle sportscar with timeless styling, creating the ultimate analogue Vantage.

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It's powered by an upgraded version of the car's impressive 6.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine,.

The legend lives on

A 7-speed manual transmission provides an engaged driving experience, while the front and rear dual independent wishbone suspension - featuring 3-stage adaptive damping - produces a sublime ride in all conditions.

The V600 has commanding road presence and utilises aggressive styling cues across its full-carbon fibre exterior.

Like the 90s classic, the V600 utilises a re-imagined side-strake and a bulging bonnet that hints towards the power that lies underneath.

A unique darkened grille provides maximum air and cooling to the model’s characterful V12, while the car’s rear continues to signal towards the car’s powerful nature.

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An all-new carbon fibre diffuser provides the backdrop for an attention grabbing quad exhaust system. The external look of the V600 is further distinguished by bespoke centre-lock forged and machined aluminium wheels.

The interior of the V600 is a study in the beauty of carbon fibre and dark anodised aluminium. The lightweight seats have an all-new perforation pattern, carbon fibre centre console and bespoke driver information dials.

A hand-crafted saddle leather centre armrest provides comfort and style within ergonomic reach of the machined-from-solid gear shifter.

The V600 is available on request with deliveries taking place in Q3 2018.

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