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 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