Pure Performance

A New Pinnacle

Designing the quickest, most ferocious production Aston Martin was a challenge we relished. A new pinnacle for the Vantage range deserved a breathtaking design. We took the classic Vantage shape. Forged unique new materials. Designed striking new styling features. V12 Vantage S roared to life.

A profile that maintains the iconic beauty of the Aston Martin Vantage, but adds much more, V12 Vantage S packs a stunning visual punch.

A Bold Front Profile

A carbon fibre grille creates a bold front profile. Inspired by the Vantage GT race programme the classic Aston Martin shape remains. Inspired by the CC100 Speedster concept unveiled at the 2013 Nurburgring 24hr race, the grille outline and struts can also be painted.

Classically Aston Martin, yet all-new – our world leading design team delivered again.

Striking Exterior Styling

V12 Vantage S offers the greatest range of exterior options ever created for Vantage. An optional carbon pack layers wing mirrors, rear lamp infills and side-strakes with a symmetrically woven carbon-fibre finish. Roof and rear panel graphics packs - painted by hand - can contrast or complement the body colour. An all new black finish for side window surround offers further customisation.

"The balance of Vantage comes from the tension in the lines, form, shape and proportions of the exterior. In the same way that athletes are balanced, poised and controlled in both proportion and motion - whether they are a sprinter crouched in the starting blocks or a downhill skier, Vantage looks balanced in every instance - whether on the driveway, on the road, or on the track."

Aston Martin Director of Design - Marek Reichman

Balanced in
Every Instance


    Pure Performance

    In the transformation from V8 to V12 power, the engineers and designers at Aston Martin forensically examined and enhanced every area of the car, from suspension and brakes to aerodynamics, cooling and lightweight carbon fibre components.

    The result remains unmistakably Vantage but pulled and slashed into an exaggerated form with intense visual impact.

    Lightweight Wheel Designs

    V12 Vantage S debuts two custom made alloy wheel finishes, both using a new lightweight ten-spoke design. Thin yet high-strength spokes clearly display the carbon ceramic disc and calliper for a wheel design with three distinct elements. Forged rather than cast, this specialist structure is one of the lightest wheels we’ve ever created. Available in Silver or Satin Black finishes.


    Great design marries materials, technology and usability. V12 Vantage S introduces ‘Easy-Start’. Using the iconic real-glass Aston Martin ‘Emotional Control Unit’, Easy-Start means you don’t have to depress the unit to start the engine.

    The same tactility, the same feel, now even easier.

    Lightweight Seats

    V12 Vantage S introduces re-engineered lightweight seats. Clothed in alcantara or leather with an exposed carbon-fibre rear panel a distinctive studded Aston Martin wings badge is also included for a unique finish.

    Dramatic Interior

    Vantage’s exquisite interior melds the latest technology with high quality, tactile materials handfinished with unerring accuracy. The new, sophisticated waterfall fascia cuts a bold architectural form but feels entirely natural to interact with and blends harmoniously with the supple instruments. With almost endless colours and materials from which to choose, each V12 Vantage S is unique and an experience to savour.

    Q by Aston Martin is our unique personalisation service, for an Aston Martin that truly reflects you. Taking you on a journey of inspiration through the world of art, design and craft, to distant lands or favourite places, soaking up the character of objects, materials, colours, and textures - translating them all into key elements of your own car. We are only bound by the limits of imagination.

    View two recent examples of V12 Vantage S 'Q by Aston Martin' creations below.

    A bold paint scheme, including the thoughtful application of track-inspired vibrant Orange to contrast the Stratus White base colour and Jet Black roof, are mixed with vibrant leathers inside to create a car that looks almost as thrilling standing still as it is on the move.

    Orange brake calipers, satin finish carbon fibre details, chrome and white enamel Q by Aston Martin badging: these demonstrate the level of detail change possible via the bespoke personalisation service, and hint at an interior that is as extreme as the car’s blistering performance.

    With a rich blue purple amethyst exterior paint punctuated with bright painted Monterey Pearl front grille and rear diffuser give this scheme has a dynamism that matches it’s manner on the track. Fun and punchy. The satin black finish on these 10-spoke lightweight wheels enhances the car’s purposeful stance.

    The Obsidian Black interior is enlivened with Vivid Purple leather details on the seat stripe, door stripe and a bold headliner, but subtlety on the 12 o’clock stripe on steering wheel and paddle shifter tips.