Is there anything new with the Aston Martin v12 Vantage roadsetter?
By: Dakash on 24 december 2014
|Well, aside from the engine upgrade, the other major change is the gearbox. In place of the six-speed row-your-own manual of its predecessor is a seven-speed ‘Sportshift III’ automated transaxle unit. This saves 20kg and allows you to keep both hands on the wheel for more of the time – no bad thing given 201mph potential. But in common with most robotised manuals (see: Maserati), the self-shifting action verges on embarrassing. Pull away from a standstill set to auto in town, and with the roof down you have the advantage of being able to hear people laughing, as the car lurches into second with all the grace of a first lesson learner.|
Aston Martin V12 Vantage's new avtar get major updates in engine and that though in the ECM of this engine which is now more concentrated to performance and suspension becomes stiff at high speed and gears. Aston Martin also introduced some of the curves in design that fins overall results in better aerodynamic efficiency and no doubt this curves also enhance the looks of this super car. If you watch closely you will see some of the minor updates in light cluster and chorme touches in both interior and exterior profile.
There are only few cars that get timely updates and Aston Martin V12 Vantage is one of them. The alterations in this car include its gearbox and it now has a seven speed ‘SportshiftIII’ automated transaxle unit. This saves approx 20kg and offers you a fine driving experience. All the new features have a splendid impact on the vehicle and this is reflected when you drive no matter what are the conditions of the road. I personally believe that this makes it have an upper hand in the competition.
Aston Martin V12 Vantage's new facelift comes with a few tweaks. The major among them is the gearbox is now a 7 speed automatic affair from the six speed manual one found in the earlier version. In addition, Aston Martin has also introduced some of the curves in the design that fits quite nicely in better aerodynamic efficiency and looks of this car. All the new features have a amazing rub off on the vehicle and this is reflected when you drive no matter what are the conditions of the road.
The V12 Vantage was an unprecedented engineering achievement. Combining a V12 engine with our lightest sports-car in a package of pure aggression. We could have stopped there, we didn’t. An even lighter chassis, an even more powerful engine, an even more responsive transmission. V12 Vantage S – the most ferocious Aston Martin ever produced.
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