By on March 14, 2008

aston_martin_v12_vantage_rs_concept_motorauthority_013.jpgI suppose the biggest problem with naming a car "V8" is that the moniker becomes moot when you stuff a V12 beneath the bonnet. Other than that, the V12 Vantage RS looks to be perfect. The numbers are unclear, but as the engine is closer to the DBR9 racer than the DBS, power should be in the 600 horsepower neighborhood. Which means 60 mph happens in (about) four seconds and a top speed of oh, let's just say 190 mph. The price is equally bracing. Motor Authority claims the V12 Vantage RS will cost more than the $265k DBS. Stop the presses! The smaller car from a sportscar maker is the most powerful, fastest and most expensive? And all this time we thought Farago's pleas for a stonkin' Cayman motor have been falling on deaf Porsche ears. Turns-out our Aston Martin's been listening (as if). Those who are about to fly salute you. As a life long Astonphile, I'm salivating over this sucker. There are only two cars I routinely pine for: the Veyron and a Se7en. Make that three, assuming this car happens.

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7 Comments on “James Bond Is Stoked: Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS Cometh...”

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    It may not have the raw numbers of the Veyron (and its ultimate prize for most over the top engine ever) or the Seven, but it’s just such a hot car…
    I’m so jealous that the ones I see in my neighborhood are driven by dubious-looking gumbas.

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    Astons have to be some of the best looking cars on the planet (IMHO). Too bad I’ll never be able to afford one…. Oh well! Dreams are free.

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    The V8 Vantage has always been one of the sexiest shapes out there. It’s great that it is finally getting the power it deserves… and then some!

    As you noted, it is doubly exciting the the smaller car from a sports-car manufacturer is getting the -est of everyting.

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    Holy smokes. It’s great to finally see a manufacturer have [earmuffs] BALLS [/earmuffs]. I miss my big blocks, Gruppe B, et al.

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    Thanks Jonny ….I think the the AM Vantage Aston is the best looking Aston to date. At minimum , it is at least as good looking as the 60`s Zagato Aston.

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    Jonny, I thought you were pining for the RS4. I guess that’s yesterday’s news now?

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    Jonny Lieberman


    Great car, but when I close my eyes, I see a Se7en.

    And when I engage my brain, I see a Veyron.

    Don’t get me wrong — no RS4 gets kicked out of my bed.

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