Aston Martin has announced a limited run of all-new V12 Vantage V600s, inspired and influenced by the original V8 Vantage V600.
In 1998, the British manufacturer offered its customers the most extreme iteration of its Vantage sportscar, the supercharged V8 Vantage V600. Delivering 600 bhp, the model was one of the most powerful sports cars of its time.
Fast forward 20 years and the luxury carmaker’s bespoke department Q by Aston Martin has received a customer commission for a strictly limited run of 14 new V12 Vantage V600s.
Dubbed the “Triple V”, and underpinned by the previous-generation ‘VH’ Vantage, the reborn version will be split between seven coupes and seven roadsters.
Performance details include a 592 bhp 6.0-litre V12 engine mated to a 7-speed manual transmission, as well as front and rear dual independent wishbone suspension that features 3-stage adaptive damping.
On the outside, the V600 utilises aggressive styling cues across its full-carbon-fibre exterior. Like the 90s classic, it adopts a re-imagined side-strake and a bulging bonnet, while a darkened grille provides increased air and cooling. At the rear, an all-new carbon-fibre diffuser provides the backdrop for a quad exhaust system. Bespoke centre-lock forged and machined aluminium wheels complete the external look.
The interior, meanwhile, sees a mix of carbon-fibre and dark anodised aluminium detailing. There’s also a hand-crafted saddle leather centre armrest set within reach of a machined-from-solid gear shifter, as well as bespoke driver information dials and an all-new perforation pattern for the lightweight seats.
“This is precisely why we created our ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’ service. Our customers can create truly bespoke sports cars by personally collaborating with myself and Aston Martin’s design team. The V600 name remains a classic in Aston Martin’s heritage and I’m proud to see it adorn the V12 Vantage V600 once again,” says company design boss, Marek Reichman.