When two Aston Martins powered by a V12 compete, no need for an orchestra. So turn up the volume and watch this race between a Vanquish S Volante and a Vantage GT12.
As impressive as the current Aston Martins are, it's a shame that the 5.9-liter naturally aspirated V12 is no longer used. This engine has been praised for its performance and the sound it produces. It was one of the key ingredients that made modern Astons so attractive.
To pay tribute to this engine, our colleagues from Lovecars recently brought together two of the last Aston Martins that used it. The first is a Vantage GT12, shown here in a brilliant green hue that is more used to see on a Lamborghini than on a British sports car.
In the GT12, this block develops 600 horsepower and 625 Nm of torque. The car weighs 1,565 kg and can reach 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds before peaking at a top speed of 300 km / h. It should be noted, however, that the GT12 was not designed to be a drag-race beast. Her thing is the track!
Confrontation with a Vanquish S Volante
The other Aston Martin featured in this video is an Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante. It also operates the 5.9-liter V12, but in the latter it develops 603 horsepower and maximum torque of 630 Nm. However, with its 1,739 kg, it weighs almost 180 kg more than the Vantage GT12.
Two cars, two philosophies, but one and the same engine… all in one race. We won't spoil the surprise of the result for you, but we can already tell you that the two British sisters are standing shoulder to shoulder! Despite the difference in weight / power ratio between the two Aston Martins, the difference is almost imperceptible throughout the first part of the race. The rest, we'll let you watch it. And with sound, to enjoy the melody not of one, but of two atmospheric V12s.