The legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 is back, reborn in the form of a customer-commissioned limited run of all-new V12 Vantage V600s, inspired and influenced by the original V8 Vantage V600. The original car, produced in 1998, was one of the most powerful sportscars of its time, a car of extremes. Owners had the most extreme iteration of the Vantage with the supercharged V8 producing no less than 600 bhp.

Fast forward 20 years and the British carmaker’s unique personalisation service known as ‘Q by Aston Martin’ received a customer order for a strictly limited run of 14 new V12 Vantage V600s. The order is split between 7 coupes and 7 roadsters and dubbed the ‘Triple V’. Underpinned by the previous-generation ‘VH’ Vantage, the 2018 V12 Vantage V600 combines the modern performance of a muscle sportscar with timeless styling, creating the ultimate analogue Vantage.

Commenting on the project, Marek Reichman, Vice-President & Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin said: “This is precisely why we created our ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’ service. Our customers can create truly bespoke sports cars by personally collaborating with myself and Aston Martin’s design team. The V600 name remains a classic in Aston Martin’s heritage and I’m proud to see it adorn the V12 Vantage V600 once again”.

The upgraded version of Aston Martin’s 6-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine producing 600 ps is fitted with a 7-speed manual transmission. The front and rear dual independent wishbone suspension – featuring 3-stage adaptive damping – produces a sublime ride in all conditions.

The V12 Vantage V600 has commanding road presence and utilises aggressive styling cues across its full carbonfibre exterior. Like the 1990s classic, the 21st century V600 utilises a re-imagined side strake and a bulging bonnet that hints towards the power that lies underneath. A unique darkened grille provides maximum air and cooling to the engine while the car’s rear continues to signal towards the car’s powerful nature.

An all-new carbonfibre diffuser provides the backdrop for an attention-grabbing quad exhaust system. The external appearance is further distinguished by bespoke centre-lock forged and machined aluminium wheels.

The interior of the Vantage V600 is a study in the beauty of carbonfibre and dark anodised aluminium. The lightweight seats have an all-new perforation pattern, carbonfibre centre console and bespoke driver information dials. A hand-crafted saddle leather centre armrest provides comfort and style within ergonomic reach of the machined-from-solid gear shifter.

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