Vehicle Overview

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
  • 19-inch wheels
  • LED taillights

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
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes
  • Zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds
  • Top speed of 190 mph

SafetySafety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic brake-force distribution
  • Brake assist
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags