2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Priced From $184,995

After confirming that the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is Aston Martin’s fastest car with the exception of the Aston Martin One-77, the British manufacturer has official released U.S. pricing details for the new rear-wheel drive supercar.

The base 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S will cost $184,995 when it hits U.S. shores shortly and that price is expected to fluctuate somewhat depending upon the optional extras ordered by the customer. By comparison, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fitted with the Z51 Performance Pack is around $130,000 cheaper and almost just as fast.

Nevertheless, Aston Martin claims that the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S can rocket from 0-60mph in just 3.7 seconds, or 62mph in 3.9 seconds, placing it just behind the Aston Martin One-77 in terms of acceleration. Its top speed of 205mph is also shy of the One-77’s, but also gives the V12 Vantage S the highest top speed of any other Aston Martin.

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.

[Via Motor Authority]

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