Limited-run coupe and convertible a last hurrah for V12-engined sports car
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 has been revealed, marking the final run of the previous-generation 'VH' model of the British marque's two-door sports car.
Just 14 examples of the V600 will be made – seven coupes and seven roadsters – reviving the name worn by the wild supercharged 1998 V8 Vantage V600.
The strictly-limited production run is a customer commission, with all 14 units fitted with a higher-output 600PS (441kW) 6.0-litre V12 from the Vanquish S and Vanquish Zagato, mated exclusively to a seven-speed manual transmission.
Distinguishing features include a full-carbon-fibre exterior package, a redesigned frontal treatment including a new grille and bonnet, and new carbon-fibre rear diffuser housing a new quad-tipped exhaust system.
Completing the look are a set of bespoke centre-lock forged and machined alloy wheels.
Inside, the V12 Vantage V600's cabin is highlighted by dark-anodised aluminium and carbon-fibre. There's also a new perforation pattern for the seats, bespoke dials for the driver, and a hand-crafted saddle leather centre armrest – which, Aston Martin claims "provides comfort and style within ergonomic reach of the machined-from-solid gear shifter".
"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" said Marek Reichman, vice president and chief creative officer at Aston Martin.
"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."
Buyers can now order the V12 Vantage V600 "on request", with deliveries arriving in the third-quarter of 2018.
We've contacted Aston Martin's local division regarding Australian availability of the V12 Vantage V600. Stay tuned for an update.