Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
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The V12 roar is a profound part of the Vantage’s appeal. Uphill and building steam, the Vantage is a symphony’s brass section playing the sounds of wolves on the hunt. Downshifts snarl like a pack crashing through the underbrush in search of prey. Under deceleration, it sounds like lupine static, unearthly and resonant; wound out it’s a frenzied whir. Every stab of throttle brings an immediate response: sound and acceleration in equal measure. If you have even the barest appreciation of joy, you can’t stay out of the throttle.
This is soulful, warm, and analog, it’s an authentic experience that the numbers don’t portray. It’s all right there, under the long and delicate hood – twelve cylinders displacing 5.9 liters. And inside the cabin, a seven-speed manual gearshift lever that moves through a dogleg pattern. This watch requires winding; it’s a tactile experience that the quickest, most sophisticated dual-clutch automated manual can’t touch. I can’t describe the several-millisecond difference between the Corvette ZR1s 10-speed automatic and Porsche PDK’s shift time, but I know – in intimate detail and perfect clarity – when I nail a 1-2 shift on the Aston’s dogleg box. Or when I miss the 3-4 upshift and go into 6th.
The Vantage S V12 is a true drivers car!