December 13, 2007

Aston Martin unveils performance concept car

Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS
Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS. Click image to enlarge

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS

Gaydon, England – At the official opening of Aston Martin’s first-ever dedicated design centre in Gaydon, England, CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez surprised guests with the unannounced unveiling of the new V12 Vantage RS performance concept car.

Based on the V8 Vantage coupe, the 600-horsepower V12 Vantage RS uses a 6.0-litre V12 engine to create a production-feasible concept car focused on extreme performance and dynamics.

“Over the last five years, we have established a reputation for presenting fully functional, feasible concept cars, and the V12 Vantage RS is no exception,” Bez said. “We will listen with interest to feedback on this concept and, as ever, if there is sufficient demand, then we will seriously consider a low-volume production run in the near future, with a price that will reflect the exclusivity of the car.”

The V12 Vantage RS features a curb weight of less than 1,600 kg (3,527 lbs), carbon fibre hood and trunk lid, and carbon ceramic brake discs. It is the fastest-accelerating road car ever built by the company, capable of zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, and 160 km/h in 8.5 seconds.

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