This is officially the fastest Aston Martin excluding the limited edition, and sold-out, One-77 hypercar.

The V12 Vantage S is powered by an AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine – 573HP (421 kW) and  620 Nm (459 lb-ft) of torque at 5,750RPM. 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). The engine is connected to a Sportshift™III AMT (automated manual transmission) powering the rear wheels.

"The new V12 Vantage S brings our winning GT3 race formula to the road. It's a car for those customers who want superior sporting performance in a ‘gentleman's suit'. It's the most pure, yet understated, driving machine we can imagine today." , commented Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez.

The suspension features 3-stage adaptive damping - Normal, Sport and Track.

The pricing for the new V12 Vantage S is also confirmed - £138,000 in the UK, €179,950 for Germany and $184,995 for the US.

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Source: Aston Martin