Though I am a huge supporter of exclusivity, depriving America of the fantastic machine that is the Aston Martin V12 Vantage was a crime. It has taken nearly a year for the company to make the decision and I’m sure it has a lot to do with how popular the car is in Europe. If you wanted to place a fresh order for one of these in the UK you are looking at a waiting list that stretches a year, that or a hefty premium on a nearly new one.
The 510BHP V12 monster will arrive in the US with a price tag of $179,995 and in my eyes that’s a bargain. It’s cheaper than the DBS yet performance in noticeably better thanks to its size, making this the fastest Aston on sale today. 0-60MPH is done in 4.2 seconds and it will continue to 190MPH, but let’s be honest you aren’t just buying this car for its performance capabilities. The body work is stunning mixing bold lines with English charm, this car is absolutely beautiful.
The states also get an exclusive Carbon Black edition of the car for $194,995 that includes special paintwork, a new grill and black rims. To be honest I think Aston Martin are pulling the wool over the yanks eyes as I seem to remember a Carbon Black edition going on sale in the UK with very similar upgrades.
This is by far and away one of the best cars we have ever reviewed and you can read our take on it HERE. I hope the population of America can appreciate this car for what it is and not just treat it as a “shiny car”. And if I hear of just one incident involving one of these and a tree expect to find me at your front door with an axe!