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The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is a sports car manufactured by Aston Martin. It is powered by a 5.9L V12 which was also used in the Aston Martin DBS.

Carbon-fibre louvres on the bonnet, a new rear diffuser, and a rear wing distinguish the car from other Vantage models.

Production started in 2009 and was originally planned to be limited to 1,000 units. The limit was later lifted and over 1,300 units were produced including a convertible variant and the Zagato-designed V12 Zagato.

The production of the V12 Vantage ended in mid-2013 and the model was replaced by the more powerful and lighter V12 Vantage S later in the year.

Games

Need for Speed: World

The V12 Vantage was made available in Need for Speed: World on September 9, 2011 following the second "Spot the Devs" event.

The V12 Vantage's acceleration and nitrous boost are almost the same as the Aston Martin DBS. It also has great handling attributes due to good grip whilst cornering and a nimble steering. Top speed is 192 mph (309 km/h).

Stock: 641 (A class) Maximum: 734 (A class)

Blue

The Blue style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost4500. It was made available on September 13, 2011.

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Performance Parts
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Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class A Car 682
TopSpeedIcon2.png 690
AccelIcon2.png 827
HandlingIcon2.png 529
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Standard
SpeedBoost4500

Grey

The Grey style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png1,200,000, and was initially released on November 14, 2012.

On May 14, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png1,600,000 as part of the End of the World event.

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Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class A Car 641
TopSpeedIcon2.png 601
AccelIcon2.png 802
HandlingIcon2.png 520
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Standard
Dollar icon.png1,200,000

Cop Edition

The Cop Edition style is a Cop Edition car that costs SpeedBoost5000. It was initially only obtainable as a top-up gift from October 21, 2011, and was later released on November 14, 2011.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts. It is the first police variant to feature flashing police lights.

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Performance Parts
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Aftermarket Parts
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Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
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Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
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WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
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Pressing 'L' toggles working police lights
Class A Car 700
TopSpeedIcon2.png 731
AccelIcon2.png 838
HandlingIcon2.png 533
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Cop Edition
SpeedBoost5000

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) as a Super Series racer vehicle, and as an SCPD Rapid Deployment unit.

The racer vehicle is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 645,000 racer bounty. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 645,000 cop bounty.

Compared to other vehicles within its performance class, the V12 Vantage is clearly lacking in terms of acceleration. However, it is featured with powerful nitrous, very responsive steering, and is capable of performing longer drifts. It is a balanced vehicle for pursuits, being reasonably durable but not the best in class.

Need for Speed: The Run

The V12 Vantage appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a Exotic class car.

It made a brief appearance in a teaser trailer released on April 28, 2011,[1] before being revealed in the "Death From Above" trailer[2] on June 4, 2011, and during Electronic Arts' E3 2011 Press Conference on June 6, 2011.[3] Its inclusion was revealed by the official Need for Speed website on September 30, 2011.

Stock

The stock V12 Vantage is unlocked upon the player completing Stage 3 of The Run.

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Top Speed: 189 mph (304 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 4.3s
BHP: 510 @ 6,500 rpm
Performance: Tier 4
Handling: Challenging
Class: Exotic
Drivetrain: RWD
Value: $180,000.00
Manufacture Year: 2010

"Lightweight"

The "Lightweight" Signature Edition V12 Vantage was added as part of update 1.1 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: The Run. It is unlocked upon the player beating 10 Solo Objectives in the "Manufacturer Battles" Playlist.

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Top Speed: 241 mph (388 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 3.7s
BHP: 845 @ 6,500 rpm
Performance: Tier 6
Handling: Challenging
Class: Exotic
Drivetrain: RWD
Value: $180,000.00
Manufacture Year: 2010

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

The V12 Vantage appeared in the E3 Reveal trailer of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012). It has also been featured in the "Find it, Drive it" gameplay trailer.

It was officially announced as a featured vehicle through Need for Speed's official website on September 30, 2012.

The V12 Vantage is available as a silver starter car, which is classed as a Sports car. The player must use it to reach the Jack Spot of a yellow Porsche 911 Carrera S (991). In multiplayer, it is unlocked upon reaching SpeedLevel 22.

In terms of acceleration, the V12 Vantage is one of the fastest rear-wheel drive Sports cars. The Marussia B2 is nearly identical in this field but has a higher top speed.

The handling is easily managable, making it a useful starter car. However, the Alfa Romeo 4C Concept and the Porsche 911 Carrera S are capable of cornering faster.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Mobile)

GU1LTY Icon.

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage appears in the mobile release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) under the alias of "GU1LTY".

It is the #6 Most Wanted vehicle in the game and can be purchased after defeating it in the event - "Full English."

Need for Speed: Edge

The V12 Vantage 2009 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered

The V12 Vantage appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered as a car tier 3 vehicle available to cops and racers.

It lacks in terms of acceleration but has a powerful nitrous boost, very responsive steering, and is capable of holding long drifts. It is a balanced vehicle for Hot Pursuits, being reasonably durable but not the most robust in its tier.

Cop

The V12 Vantage Interceptor is an SCPD Rapid Deployment unit unlocked upon earning 645,000 cop bounty.

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Rapid Deployment Unit - Cop (Tier 3)
"Aston Martin's Most Exhilarating Sports Car Yet"
Earn 645,000 cop bounty.
Top Speed:
190 mph (305 km/h)
0 to 62:
4.20 seconds
BHP:
510 @ 6,500 rpm
Drive:
Rear-Wheel
Price:
$220,000
Year:
2009

Racer

The V12 Vantage is a Super Series racer unlocked upon earning 645,000 racer bounty.

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Super Series - Racer (Tier 3)
"Aston Martin's Most Exhilarating Sports Car Yet"
Earn 645,000 racer bounty.
Top Speed:
190 mph (305 km/h)
0 to 62:
4.20 seconds
BHP:
510 @ 6,500 rpm
Drive:
Rear-Wheel
Price:
$220,000
Year:
2009

Trivia

  • In Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010), it can be selected with either a Casino Royale, Mako Blue, or Toro Red body paint colour.
  • The V12 Vantage is featured on the box art for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012).

Gallery

References

  1. Video: Official EA UK (2011) Need For Speed: The Run | Teaser Trailer. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_23HBXNZi40
  2. Video: Electronic Arts (2011) Need for Speed The Run - Trailer 1 "Death From Above". Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL-qZg8uSvk
  3. Video: IGN (2011) Need for Speed: The Run - E3 2011: Gameplay Demo. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KqdPo4Pt5c


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