Skip to comments.Hold On To Something. Aston Martin Just Unveiled A 201-MPH V-12 Monster [VIDEO]
Posted on 07/17/2014 8:00:45 AM PDT by rktman
James Bonds car of choice just got an upgrade worthy of a spy-style getaway.
British luxury manufacturer Aston Martin just unveiled its most-powerful machine ever built the 2015 V12 Vantage S Roadster, a follow-up to the line debuted in 2013 which earned the companys highest performance marks ever until now.
The new Vantage sports a 565-horsepower 6-liter V-12 engine capable of powering the car to a eyelid-ripping 201 m.p.h. top speed, and takes it from zero to 60 m.p.h. in a mere 3.9 seconds.
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....but will it hold 300 lbs. of cat litter, fifty lbs. of carrots, thirty-six lbs. of cat kibble, forty lbs. of dog kibble, and a few people groceries in the trunk?
I’ll keep my ol’ ‘89 Ford Lariat thank you. It’s paid for, and runs real good.
Fast car ping
That’s what you use your other Aston Martin for, silly.
this is supplemental to the truck..
The truck can’t go 200 miles an hour even with a jato bolted in the back.
Justin Bieber please pick up the Miami courtesy phone...
The money they’re asking for that car won’t buy a house in the neighborhoods it’s likely to move into.
Undercover cops/”spies” would likely eschew this since they like to remain un-noticed. But it would sure get a couple of SWAT guys to the scene in a hurry. Maybe a couple of pop out machine guns in the front. Ejection seat on the passenger side. Oil release feature in the back.
I love hyperbole too, but I’m pretty sure no eyelids will be ripped by acceleration alone.
Deceleration on the other hand, especially with YouTube videos of idiot valets running supercars into things, may be a different story.
used to work on Japanese bikes in the 1970s (before the ‘Ninja’ craze)
took some radical 4 and 6 cylinder bikes on the highway. scary really.
owned a relatively fast CB-750 pre K Honda...took it out early Saturday morning when it was not crowded on the highway. up around 140mph it just was crazy. driving on a 6 lane highway with almost no cars at 6AM you would pass the 70 mile an hour vehicles literally like they were still(and you were doing 70).
never kept those speeds up long.
201mph? that is totally crazy anywhere but a closed course.
You can buy two Maserati Quatros for the same price. Not sure it’s THAT great ...
Does it come with all of “Q’s” gadgets?
She is pretty!
Hell, it ain’t just supercars that valets run stuff into. Got a nice ding on the rear bumper of my Ram due to inattention by one. I guess they took the “RAM” to mean just that huh?
I look forward to The Stig putting it through it’s paces on the BBC Top Gear.
Buy a new Corvette C7 Z06...just about as fast, nice-looking and WAY cheaper. Unfortunately, it is produced by Government Motors.
My radically modified turbo MR2 hit 131 MPH at the end of the straightaway at High Plains Raceway. It was still accelerating in 4th gear when I had to get on the brakes for turn one.
I race on the track, not the street.
Ugh, and therein lies the rub...
How about a KZ1000 R?
Not very much HP for the price.
It’s a 1989 300 cid six cylinger Lariat 150 with a four speed floor shift lucky to hit 55 mph in under a minute LOL.
Both the 900 and 1000 kz Kows were animal. Then Honda came out with the CBX 6 cylinder. All a royal PITA to do valve adjustments on with their shim kits.
But these 70s super bikes were ANIMALS. I couldn’t afford one but I got to tune, then play with them. Stopped working on bikes around 1980 and lost interest after marriage and 3 kids.
Toward the end my favorite was the gold wings with the smooth quiet power. I did like the boxer 6 Valkyries when they first came out. But I never did go in that direction.
“0 to 60 in well.. never” Jermey clarkson.. ;)
The 2 cycle 3cyl 750 Kawasaki was an animal ,, the Honda CBX only made 105 hp... couldn’t lean/turn and cooked the middle cylinders ... The kz900/1000 was good ,, by then Japan Inc. had figured out that frame geometry and getting things EXACTLY on center was important ,, most super sports racers had to rework the frames to get the forks correctly in alignment with the engine cradle and rear... many were off by as much as 3/8” according to the GP motorcycle pro’s of the day...
I love the early Gold Wings when you run them naked and upgrade the suspension...
Those KH two strokes(500&750) handling wise were almost uncontrollable and the narrow power band endemic to two strokes make all that power limited to the high rpm it must be kept at to function.
Torque being equal to or more important than HP. I prefer a vehicle that can pull like a mule in any gear and not going ring a ding ding ding.
I did enjoy those Kowie 2 stroke engines a bit when installed in arctic cat snowmobiles as I wizzed across frozen lakes.
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