Time is nearly up for the outgoing Aston Martin Vantage coupe and convertible now that the new model has been released, Aston Martin has created a special version of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage called the V600.
The legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 has been reborn in the form of a customer commissioned limited run of all-new breathtakingly beautiful Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600s, inspired and influenced by the original V8 Vantage V600.
In 1998, Aston Martin offered its customers the most extreme iteration of its Vantage sportscar, the supercharged V8 Vantage V600. Delivering 600bhp, the model was one of the most powerful sports cars of its time, a car of extremes.
Fast forward 20 years and the luxury British carmaker's unique personalisation service Q by Aston Martin received a customer commission for a strictly limited run of 14 new Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600s. Split between seven coupes and seven roadsters and dubbed the 'Triple V', this unique series of manual V12 V600s have been commissioned, designed and handcrafted without compromise.
Powered by an upgraded version of Aston Martin's 6.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, producing 600PS. 7-speed manual transmission. Full-carbon fibre exterior.
The hood is given a menacing bulge, and the louvered vents of the regular V12 Vantage have been replaced by more subtle circular holes arranged in a shape similar to the standard vents. The vents in the fenders have been changed to something similar to those of the new Vantage. Up front, a grille shaped like that of the Rapide AMR replaces the normal one, and it has a unique mesh insert. In the back, the V600 gets a custom diffuser and quad exhaust tips.
The interior features loads of carbon fiber, dark anodized aluminum trim and leather. The lightweight seats have an all-new perforation pattern, carbon fibre centre console and bespoke driver information dials. A hand-crafted saddle leather centre armrest provides comfort and style within ergonomic reach of the machined-from-solid gear shifter. (ultimatecarpage.com & autoblog.com)
(Photos from ultimatecarpage.com, autoexpress.co.uk,
conceptcarz.com & carbodydesign.com)