Aston Martin Includes V12 into Vantage
Aston Martin is coming out with its new 2009 model which is the hottest version in the two seat coupe. This one is revealed just a few days after the Rapide four-door was launched and the Vantage V12 happens to be the second of the four major launches from Aston this year. Apart from coming from the DBS convertible that would be sharing space in the Geneva festival in the V12 Vantage. It also comes with a new concept for the new-fangled Lagonda which is a dormant brand that Aston plans to revamp as a Maybach or a Rolls-Royce challenger.
The market is surrounded by the new model launches and the bad news for the car enthusiasts in the United States is that this V12 Vantage shall not be sold in the country. There are some legal issues regarding the engine and the crash protection. There also seem to be the problem with the optional bucket seats that come without the airbags.
There may perhaps be some buyers in US who might feel jilted especially when the V12 borrows one of the oldest techniques that is known to the West Coast turners. With the 510 horsepower on tap, the V12 matches up to the Ferrari F430 Scuderia however, the speed is not as quick as the Ferrari. Sales of this car start next fall and would come out with the price of $200,000. This is the same price as Aston charges for the four-door Rapide.