The very first Aston Martin GT12 has arrived on South African shores.
The car, which is finished in a beautiful shade of black and yellow, was delivered to Aston Martin South Africa in Sandton. The example is the first and so far only GT12 in all of South Africa.
As a reminder, all 100 units of the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 feature the firm’s customary 5.9-litre V12 engine tuned to deliver 592 hp as well as 461 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the already potent Aston Martin V12 Vantage S produces 565 hp and 457 lb-ft. Helping to achieve the power and torque gains are new inlet manifolds, a titanium exhaust system as well as tweaked geometry. Finally, the torque tube is now made of lightweight magnesium and the titanium exhaust alone saves 19 kg from the car.
Thanks to this engine, the Vantage GT12 will accelerate to 96 km/h from a standstill in a mere 3.5 seconds down from the 3.7 seconds needed by the V12 Vantage S. Due to the added downforce generating elements of the Vantage GT12 however and the higher drag, the top speed has dropped from 329 km/h (205 mph) to 297 km/h (185 mph). Tweaks to the seven-speed transmission have also been made.
The car also features a full paint protection film in order to protect the car from rock chips and other road debris. The film was applied locally by Ceramic Pro South Africa. You can check them out on Instagram.
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