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Hold On To Something. Aston Martin Just Unveiled A 201-MPH V-12 Monster [VIDEO]
dailycaller.com ^ | 7/16/2014 | Giuseppe Macri

Posted on 07/17/2014 8:00:45 AM PDT by rktman

James Bond’s 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 company’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Travel
KEYWORDS: gofast
ZOOM ZOOM! Me likey. Too bad I used a lot of my available cash to buy a house instead. :>}
1 posted on 07/17/2014 8:00:45 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

DANG!!!!!


2 posted on 07/17/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: rktman

....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.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 8:05:31 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: Anoreth

Fast car ping


4 posted on 07/17/2014 8:07:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sometimes I like to drink all by myself.)
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To: rockinqsranch

That’s what you use your other Aston Martin for, silly.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: rockinqsranch

this is supplemental to the truck..

The truck can’t go 200 miles an hour even with a jato bolted in the back.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: rktman

Justin Bieber please pick up the Miami courtesy phone...


7 posted on 07/17/2014 8:14:49 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: rktman

The money they’re asking for that car won’t buy a house in the neighborhoods it’s likely to move into.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 8:17:38 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

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.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 8:20:46 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

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.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 8:20:55 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: rktman

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.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 8:22:26 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: rktman

You can buy two Maserati Quatros for the same price. Not sure it’s THAT great ...


12 posted on 07/17/2014 8:22:46 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: rktman

Does it come with all of “Q’s” gadgets?


13 posted on 07/17/2014 8:23:08 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Huskrrrr

She is pretty!

14 posted on 07/17/2014 8:23:52 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Rinnwald

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?


15 posted on 07/17/2014 8:23:59 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

I look forward to The Stig putting it through it’s paces on the BBC Top Gear.


16 posted on 07/17/2014 8:35:00 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Buy a new Corvette C7 Z06...just about as fast, nice-looking and WAY cheaper. Unfortunately, it is produced by Government Motors.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 8:38:57 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Vaquero
Modern sportbikes are way different than the 70s bikes. I had to radically gear down my FZR-1000. Every time I let my eye wander off the speedo it sneaked up to 125 MPH. Felt like 80 on my old bike.

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.

18 posted on 07/17/2014 8:40:24 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: hal ogen
Unfortunately, it is produced by Government Motors.

Ugh, and therein lies the rub...

19 posted on 07/17/2014 8:44:01 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Vaquero

How about a KZ1000 R?


20 posted on 07/17/2014 8:57:09 AM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: rktman
The new Vantage sports a 565-horsepower 6-liter V-12 engine... Telegraph estimates the car will retail in the $265,600 range.

Not very much HP for the price.

21 posted on 07/17/2014 9:48:56 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: cableguymn

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.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 11:18:04 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: Rannug

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.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 12:34:26 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: rockinqsranch

“0 to 60 in well.. never” Jermey clarkson.. ;)


24 posted on 07/17/2014 1:00:52 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Vaquero

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...


25 posted on 07/17/2014 4:22:51 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer

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.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 4:58:16 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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