2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

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Key Specs

of the 2013 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

  • Thirsty drivetrain
  • Convertible not offered in U.S.

Notable Features of the 2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

  • 510-hp V-12
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • 190 mph top speed
  • Garmin-based navigation system

2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 re...

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

 


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Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 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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