NEW FOR 2012:

– New Sport edition
– Garmin satellite navigation replaces hard disc drive navigation
– New beam-blade wipers
– Available brake caliper colours

For 2012, the Aston Martin Vantage adds a higher-performance Sport edition to its V8 line-up. All other changes are in trim. A Garmin navigation system replaces the previous hard disc drive version, while the standard black calipers can be optioned to red, grey or yellow.

The Vantage V8 is available as a coupe or roadster, including an N20 special edition that celebrates the company’s Vantage N24 race car. The V12 comes as a coupe only. The V8 uses a 4.7-litre V8 with six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automated “sport-shift” transmission mounted mid-rear. The Sport model also uses the 4.7-litre but with higher power output and with a new seven-speed Sport Shift transmission only. The V12 uses a 6.0-litre V12 engine with six-speed manual transmission.

Features on the V8 Vantage include 18-inch aluminum wheels, automatic climate control, full grain leather interior, alloy trim, electroluminescent gauges, power seats, xenon headlamps, backup sensors, trip computer, tire pressure monitoring system, LED map lights, rear parking sensors, and six-CD/MP3 stereo with integrated Apple iPod connector. The coupe features an Alcantara headliner.

The N420 includes 19-inch forged alloy wheels, carbon fibre splitter, diffuser and side strakes, sports exhaust, sport suspension, front parking sensors, sport steering wheel, Alcantara or leather seat inserts, and numbered engine bay plaque.

Features on the V12 include 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, carbon fibre door pulls, ten-way power-adjustable sport seats with memory, trip computer, cruise control, navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, power-folding mirrors, rear parking sensors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, tire pressure monitoring system, and audio system with MP3 connectivity. A special Carbon Black Edition is also available, featuring black paint scheme, ten-spoke wheels, 700-watt premium audio system, unique interior appointments and front parking sensors.

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