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New Aston Martin V12 Vantage S quicker than Jaguar F-Type V8 S

Fri, 21 Jun 2013

The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S (pictured) is Aston’s quickest car

At the end of last month, as expected, and following the ending of production of the V12 Vantage, the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S arrived.

Aston proclaimed the new V12 Vantage S as the quickest production car they’d ever built (with the exception of the £1 million One-77) but declined to tell us exactly how quick it was. But now AML have finished playing with their stopwatch and declared the V12 Vantage S will get to 62mph in 3.9 seconds (0-60mph in 3.7s), an improvement of 0.3 seconds on the V12 Vantage and giving the V12 Vantage S the edge over the car we think it should be compared to – the new Jaguar F-Type V8 S.

Admittedly, the V12 Vantage S times are for the Coupe, and the F-Type is a Roadster, but if the figures on the V12 Vantage are anything to by then the Vantage S Roadster will be 0.3 seconds slower than the coupe, and just beat the F-Type by 0.1s.

The extra power makes the V12 Vantage S more appealing, and the price jump over the old car is just £2k at £138,000. But that still makes it £58k more expensive than the F-Type.

Is it worth an extra £58k for being the prettiest car in its class?

By Cars UK