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VANTAGE - - The Specialist Jd Classics - Spec­i­fi­ca­tion En­gine power Torque 0-60mph Top speed

5935cc, V12 470bhp @ 6000rpm 443lb ft @ 5000rpm 4.6sec 190mph

Spec­i­fi­ca­tion (2015MY) En­gine 5935cc, V12 power 568bhp @ 6650rpm Torque 465lb ft @ 5500rpm 0-60mph 3.6sec Top speed 201mph

The orig­i­nal Van­quish was a land­mark car – in many ways the first of the mod­ern As­tons with its largely alu­minium un­der­pin­nings – and it was a brave move to res­ur­rect the name for the cur­rent flag­ship. if the new car isn’t quite the same game-changer, the com­bi­na­tion of ag­gres­sively shaped car­bon­fi­bre body­work, 568bhp from a re­worked V12, adap­tive damp­ing and car­bon-ce­ramic brakes is still an in­tox­i­cat­ing one. A Volante ar­rived in late 2013, and in late 2014 both ver­sions got a re­fresh that in­cluded an eight-speed gear­box.

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