Watch an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Drifting on Ice

At the recent Aston Martin on Ice event held in Saint Moritz, a stunning blue Aston Martin V12 Vantage S came along for the ride and got seriously sideways during the event and when captured on film, the slides which look like slow-motion are mesmerising to watch!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fIS83uJD6U#t=92[/youtube]

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 565 hp therefore matching the power produced by the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish from the same engine. This horsepower figure then represents a 55 hp gain over the regular Aston Martin V12 Vantage.

In addition to the increased horsepower, the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage now produces 457 lb-ft of torque, which is a 37 lb-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.

Unfortunately, the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S will only be available with this transmission and not the six-speed manual found in the regular V12 Vantage. Aston Martin has yet to release final performance figures for the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S but it’s expected to hit 62 mph in less than 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph, making only the One-77 faster in a straight line.

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