2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Owners Manual – It used to be sufficient to neglect the V12 Vantage S’s greatest failing: its transmission. The Graziano-made seven-speed paddle-moved auto is massive. Considerably after three iterations, its yawning movements punctuate the V12’s performance. So much it needs one serious part of info and responsibility to make it work appropriately.
Aston Martin has done a reasonable thing here. Then, binning the arthritic mechanical technology and adding a third pedal and an appropriate gearstick. No press button, paddle-moving automated transmission here: only a grip, your leg and the requirement for your hand to be in constant use.
2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S AMSHIFT
There’s a catch you can press, labeled AMSHIFT, allowing fire up matching choke blips on downshifts and flat upshifts in the event that you want. Yet it’s hard to see the purpose of it when moving your foot off the brake to flare that V12 yourself is so easy and so damned enjoyable.
There clearly is a market out there for old school interaction, regardless of whether it’s to the detriment of out and out speed. It’ll reach 100km/h in 3.9sec while in transit to a 330km/h maximum. That motor has always dominated the V12 Vantage S. The huge, naturally-aspirated 12-cylinder gives the relatively compact Aston a peculiarly ‘over engined’ feel.
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This is an Aston Martin that’s more punk than its polished relations. The V12 requires hat piercings to help vent the heat it generates. Truly, the V12 Vantage S wears its intensity with wanton pride, which, given the plethora of models that have gone before it, and the familiarity that brings, is no bad thing. In case you’re dropping all those extra dollars on it over its minor V8 relation, you should yell about it. And yell that motor does.
2016 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Without Ever Having The Lever
Simply attempt and resist the temptation to goad the accelerator, yet it’s an exercise in purposelessness. As soon as more than 2000rpm are on the dial that V12’s mechanical chatter is accompanied by the metallic rasp of the exhaust. The combination is intoxicating, and quite bit naughty. The manual uses the same seven-speed Graziano gearbox yet trashes the automated element.