As you might have noticed, this isn’t the latest Aston Martin Vantage, which was revealed late in 2017. Paying homage to the 1998 Vantage V600, the British automaker has created this rather intimidating model, which it calls the V12 Vantage V600.
The brand’s special personalisation service, “Q by Aston Martin”, received a customer commission for a limited run of 14 (seven coupés and seven roadsters) V12 Vantage V600s, all to be based on the previous-generation model. The resulting variant boasts a carbon-fibre exterior and various details that pay homage to the 1998 model, including the side-strakes and that bulging bonnet.
The grille has been darkened as well, while the rear diffuser is finished in carbon-fibre and frames a quad-exhaust system. The aggressive image is completed by a set of centre-lock forged-and-machined alloy wheels.
Inside, you’ll find a collection of carbon-fibre and anodised aluminium trims pieces, as well as a set of lightweight seats that bear a new perforation pattern. A hand-crafted “saddle leather” armrest and machined manual gear shifter round off the upgraded cabin.
And the V12 under the bonnet? Well, this engine boasts 441 kW (or 600 PS, to match the number found on its badge), delivered to the rear axle via a seven-speed dogleg manual gearbox. Front and rear dual independent wishbone suspension fitted with a three-stage adaptive damping system is also included.