As Aston Martin’s model range continues to rapidly convert itself to the next-generation architecture first introduced by the DB11, Aston Martin’s Q branch (yes, it’s really called that) has applied its hand to a strict 14-car run of limited-edition V12 Vantage V600 models. Each features bespoke styling, upgraded drivetrains and the desirable combination of a V12 engine matched to a manual gearbox, and will be the ultimate expression of VH-architecture Aston Martins.
Distinguished from lesser Aston Martin V12 Vantage models by a variety of new styling elements, the bodywork is bespoke to the V600, made possible by adopting carbonfibre construction. One of the more dramatic changes is the AMR-like single grill opening sat within a new, simplified front bumper sporting a delicate front splitter and subtly reshaped headlight openings.
Elements familiar to the all-new Vantage are also visible, such as the new bonnet, which features the same geometric punctuations, here replacing the iconic slats that went on to define the V12 Vantage over lesser siblings. The Vantage’s side strakes have also been modernised, again mimicking the new-generation Vantage.