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2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S news, pictures, specifications, and information

MANUAL TRANSMISSION FOR V12 VANTAGE S: THE ULTIMATE ANALOGUE ASTON MARTIN

◾V12 Vantage S now available wîth manual transmission
◾7-speed manual transmission features a 'dog-leg' first gear
◾17MY highlights include new AMi III infotainment and satellite navigation system across all Aston Martin model lines

6 April 2016, Gaydon: Únderlining its commitment to building exceptional sports cars that appeal to the most discerning enthusiasts, Aston Martin has ushered in its 17MY range by offering the sensational V12 Vantage S wîth a manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

True icons of pure performance blessed wîth exceptional agility, each V12 Vantage S transmission option delivers its own unique character and dynamic emphasis; the manual unashamedly championing classic tradition and total driver engagement, while the Sportshift™ III transmission offers a more contemporary driving experience. Both exude the unrivaled sporting qualities for which the V12 Vantage S is renowned.

Director of Product Development, Ian Minards said: 'We're all enthusiasts here at Aston Martin. Building cars that offer something exceptional is what we do. Technology drives us forward, but we understand the importance of tradition. The true purist will always hanker for the tactility and connection offered by a manual transmission, so it has been a real pleasure to offer just that in our fastest and most focused model. At a time when manual transmissions have almost entirely disappeared in high performance cars, this makes the manual V12 Vantage S a very special car indeed'.

The seven-speed manual transmission features a classic dog-leg first gear position; an echo from the past that will be welcomed by driving enthusiasts. This dog-leg configuration also ensures the gears used most frequently are located in a double 'H' pattern like that of a conventional 6-speed manual.

Vital Stats
Engine : 5.9 L., 12-cylinder
Power: 565 hp
Torque: 457 ft-lbs

7-speed Manual
The new manual transmission also features AMSHIFT. The system, which is driver selectable uses clutch, gear position and propshaft sensors, together wîth finely-tuned programming of the engine management, to mimic the technique of heel-and-toe downshifts; the act of blipping the throttle while braking and changing gear. AMSHIFT also offers the capability of full-throttle upshifts for maximum smoothness and minimal interruption in acceleration.


AMSHIFT can be used in all driving modes, but is especially effective in Sport, wîth the sharper throttle response and louder exhaust note really emphasising the downshift throttle blip for maximum excitement.

Offered as a no-cost option*, the manual V12 Vantage S is a series production model. Customers simply have to make the choice between manual and Sportshift™ III transmission when ordering their car. Both versions are otherwise mechanically identical, sharing the same chassis and brake packages and powered by the same 6.0-litre V12 engine.

Though their style of delivery are different, whether manual or Sportshift™ III, potent performance is guaranteed wîth the V12 Vantage S accelerating from a standstill to 62mph in 3.9sec and both can reach 205mph.

Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: 'Broadening the scope of the V12 Vantage S wîth a manual transmission option is an indication of our desire to offer the keenest drivers a more analogue and immersive machine to enjoy. I'd like to take this opportunity to reiterate that the manual gearbox remains an integral part of our product plans and will do for many years to come.'

A new Sport-Plus Pack option includes a raft of exterior and interior changes. Foremost amongst these is a choice of five body colours, which can be combined wîth no-cost optional accent colours applied to the front grille lipstick, side sills, mirror caps and rear diffuser blades. Ten-spoke graphite finish lightweight alloy wheels complete the Sport-Plus Pack's exterior changes, while a choice of black or grey upholstery wîth stripes and contrast stitching offered in a range of accent colours create a suitably dramatic interior thémé.

17MY also marks other important changes to the Vantage range, wîth the V8 models now consolidated into Coupe and Roadster versions of the V8 Vantage S. Mechanically unchanged, the timelessly stylish V8 Vantage S receives a range of small detail changes to the exterior and interior. Together wîth five new option packs offering broad scope for personalisation and even greater value the V8 Vantage S is a compelling and competitive entry point to the Aston Martin range.

One change to be implemented across all current model lines is the new AMi III infotainment system. This includes a new integrated Satellite Navigation system that offers significant improvements over the outgoing AMi II technology. Key areas of improvement are the integrated graphics, quicker and easier address input, reduced loading times, updatable maps, graphical itinerary planning, advanced traffic information, enhanced map graphics and a greater range of voice guidance options. AMi III also incorporates Apple© CarPlay© to enable the integration of iPhone© functions into the built-in display.

In addition to the new AMi III Infotainment and Satellite Navigation System upgrade, both 17MY Rapide S and Vanquish model lines are offered wîth a range of new option packs. Carefully created to simplify the specification process, these option packs continue to offer added value and a huge range of exterior and interior colour, trim and detailing combinations.

First deliveries of the manual V12 Vantage S are scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2016.

Source - Aston Martin
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