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By Cars.com Staff
January 10, 2013
The two-seat V12 Vantage is powered by a 510-horsepower V-12 engine and is offered as a coupe with a manual transmission. The V8 Vantage is covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section. Competitors include the Audi R8 5.2 and Porsche 911 Turbo. New for 2013 For 2013, the V12 Vantage gains new standard features like rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic headlights and a backup camera.
ExteriorThe V12 Vantage's frame replaces welding with advanced adhesives for better vibration damping, and aluminum and magnesium components reduce weight throughout the chassis. Exterior features include:
High-intensity-discharge automatic headlights
Flared front fenders are trailed by inset side vents
Integrated deck lid spoiler and twin exhaust pipes
InteriorA dizzying array of interior choices means each V12 Vantage can be personalized by its buyer. Premium materials line the aluminum-trimmed dashboard, which includes a ringed push-button ignition above the radio controls. Interior features include:
10-way power seats feature twin lumbar adjustment and memory function
Optional heated seats
Standard Bluetooth connectivity
Automatic climate control
Analog clock, stitched dashboard seams and machined instrument dials are among the upscale touches
Under the HoodThe 6.0-liter V-12 engine makes 510 hp in the rear-drive V12 Vantage. There are Normal and Sport modes engaged by a button, with Sport delivering sharper throttle response and a sportier exhaust note. Mechanical features include:
Rear-mounted six-speed manual transmission
Zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds
Top speed of 190 mph
SafetySafety features include:
Electronic brake-force distribution
Electronic stability system
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