The not-unexpected news that the V12 Vantage, Aston’s best driver’s car, will be available in North and South America was made by the Gaydon company today, 10 May.
At launch in 2009, the 190mph car had originally been denied to the American market due to the homologation and testing processes required for what was always going to be a low-production-run GT.
Such has been the demand from a significant market (and credit, please, to the clever engineers at Gaydon who have accomplished the small changes required), that the small car with a very big engine will be on sale in the Americas from later this year. Prices are yet to be confirmed.
Michael van der Sande, Aston Martin Chief Commercial Officer, commented: “We are very pleased to be able to respond to customer demand and launch this car in the Americas – still our biggest market globally.
“This illustrates one of Aston Martin’s key strengths – the ability to act quickly and turn concepts and ideas into reality, giving our customers what they want.”
From launch in the North and South American market, dealers will be offering the limited-edition Carbon Black series specification in addition to the regular colour palette.
You can read our road test of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage elsewhere on Classic Driver.
Text: Steve Wakefield
Photos: Aston Martin
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