Even though Aston Martin released the final tribute to the V12 Vantage with the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S just a few days ago, Theophilus Chin took it upon himself to render what a possible 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S would look like.
Although Aston Martin has typically released convertible versions of its special edition supercars in the past, it’s unlikely that the British firm will develop a 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S due to the simple fact that it wouldn’t be as impressive to drive as the coupe, and the V12 Vantage should be sent off with its most driver-focused variant to date.
Powering the 2014 Aston Martin Vantage S is an uprated version of the normally-aspirated 5.9-liter V12 AM28 engine which is actually the fifth generation of Aston Martin’s 5.9-liter V12 engine. In 2014 Aston Martin Vantage S guise, this powerplant delivers a total of 565hp therefore matching the power produced by the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish from the same engine. This horsepower figure then represents a 55hp gain over the regular Aston Martin V12 Vantage.
In addition to the increased horsepower, the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage now produces 457lb-ft of torque, which is a 37lb-ft gain over the regular V12 Vantage. This powerful engine is then mated to a seven-speed automated manual transmission taken from the V8 Vantage and outfitted with a longer drive ratio for higher top speeds. The transmission is operated via steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.