The Legend Lives On: Aston Martin V600 Reborn

By Paul Joseph

The legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 has been reborn in the form of a limited edition, customer commissioned Aston Martin V12 Vantage.

Inspired and influenced by the original V8 Vantage V600, the model is the creation of the luxury British carmaker’s unique personalisation service Q by Aston Martin

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.

Fast forward 20 years and by Aston Martin received a customer commission for a strictly limited run of 14 new Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600s.

Underpinned by the previous-generation ‘VH’ Vantage, the 2018 Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 combines the modern performance of a muscle sports car with timeless styling.

Marek Reichman, Vice President & Chief Creative Officer Aston Martin said, “This is precisely why we created our ‘Q by Aston Martin - Commission’ service. Our customers can create truly bespoke sports cars by personally collaborating with myself and Aston Martin’s design team.

“The V600 name remains a classic in Aston Martin’s heritage and I’m proud to see it adorn the V12 Vantage V600 once again.”

Powered by an upgraded version of Aston Martin’s 6.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, producing 600PS, the Vantage V600 is designed to excite the senses. A 7-speed manual transmission provides an engaged driving experience, while the front and rear dual independent wishbone suspension is billed as producing a sublime ride in all conditions.

The interior of the Vantage V600 boasts eye-catching carbon fibre and dark anodised aluminium. The lightweight seats have an all-new perforation pattern, carbon fibre centre console and bespoke driver information dials. Meanwhile a hand-crafted saddle leather centre armrest provides comfort and style.

The 2018 Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 is available on request with deliveries taking place in the third quarter of 2018.

By Paul Joseph