Silverstone. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. It doesn't get much better than that.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to drive this hardcore Aston around one of Britain's most legendary racetracks, here's your chance to find out. Sort of.
Aston put together some in-car footage of a V12 Vantage S lapping Silverstone, complete with speed and g-force data.
It's not quite the same as getting some real seat time, but at least you can see that the V12 Vantage S is the real deal.
Aston calls it the most "extreme" model it's ever made. Under the hood is a 6.0-liter V12, producing 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. It's coupled to Aston's Sportshift III automated manual transaxle (AMT).
That hardware allows the V12 Vantage S to reach 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph.
The S also features adaptive damping with three settings--"Normal," "Sport," and "Track"--and electronically-controlled hydraulic power steering that automatically adjusts to match each of them.
Styling changes are limited to carbon fiber or titanium accents, new 10-spoke wheels, a graphics package, and a new grille insert inspired by the CC100 Speedster Concept.
The interior features sport seats and a choice of several unique trim packages.
All of that comes with a price tag of $184,995.
To see the V12 Vantage S do what it does best on the road, check out this video, and read our first drive review of the V12 Vantage to learn more about the model it's based on.