2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Powerful engine
  • Balanced, lightweight chassis
  • Premium materials
  • Exclusivity

The Bad

  • Pending further review

Notable Features of the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

  • 510-hp V-12
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • 190 mph top speed
  • Carbon Black special edition

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Overview

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Vehicle Overview

Aston Martin brings its most potent sports car to North America for 2011 with the V12 Vantage, a 510-horsepower version of its low-slung two-seater that tops the V-8 Vantage by 90 hp. While the V-8 Vantage is available as a hardtop coupe or convertible with a choice of automatic or manual transmissions, the V-12 version is coupe only and manual transmission only. The V8 Vantage is covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section.

A Carbon Black special edition has unique metallic paint created by hand, carbon fiber side strakes, black 10-spoke wheels, black leather upholstery and black interior trim.

Exterior
The 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 headlights
  • Flared front fenders are trailed by inset side vents
  • Integrated deck lid spoiler and twin exhaust pipes
  • 19-inch wheels
  • LED taillights

Interior
A 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 dual-stage heated seats
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Standard navigation system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Analog clock, stitched dashboard seam...
Vehicle Overview

Aston Martin brings its most potent sports car to North America for 2011 with the V12 Vantage, a 510-horsepower version of its low-slung two-seater that tops the V-8 Vantage by 90 hp. While the V-8 Vantage is available as a hardtop coupe or convertible with a choice of automatic or manual transmissions, the V-12 version is coupe only and manual transmission only. The V8 Vantage is covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section.

A Carbon Black special edition has unique metallic paint created by hand, carbon fiber side strakes, black 10-spoke wheels, black leather upholstery and black interior trim.

Exterior
The 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 headlights
  • Flared front fenders are trailed by inset side vents
  • Integrated deck lid spoiler and twin exhaust pipes
  • 19-inch wheels
  • LED taillights

Interior
A 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 dual-stage heated seats
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Standard navigation system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Analog clock, stitched dashboard seams and machined instrument dials are among the upscale touches
  • Carbon fiber door handles

Under the Hood
The 6.0-liter V-12 makes 510 hp in the rear-drive Vantage. The engine has Normal and Sport modes engaged by a button, and Sport delivers sharper throttle response and a sportier exhaust note. Mechanical features include:

  • 510-hp, 6.0-liter V-12
  • Rear-mounted six-speed manual transmission
  • Zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds
  • Top speed of 190 mph

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags are standard; seats incorporate head-protection airbags

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
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(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

American!

by Bigaster from los angeles ca on September 23, 2012

fast n sexy. reliable american, oh yeah the powerful. You have to have the skills to drive this sun of gun. Read full review

(5.0)

Get In This

by Dacta J from Havana, Georgia on March 29, 2011

The Austin Martin v12 Vantage is a beauty of a rideable machine with the power of 510 wild mustangs herded into the engine by the technologists behind the blueprints. I would recommend this sexy beast ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The V12 Vantage received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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