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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    wow, seems CEO'scant afford anymore by oil price dropped,lol


    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    martini964:

    wow, seems CEO'scant afford anymore by oil price dropped,lol

     

    You will be surprised what is still getting stuck in showrooms or what has come out onto the market!


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Whoopsy:

    This black one is also a 7 speed dogleg Smiley

    Nice! Smiley


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Found this up for sale - pretty nice, I thought... ASTON MARTIN V12 Vantage 5.9 S

    Also a dog-leg, and marked down a bit. I like the colour, too angry


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Whoopsy:
    JoeRockhead:

    Very nice Nick. Do you have space in your garage for it?


    Well no. Smiley

    It's ok though. I am rotating my Porsches via the Porsche dealer right now. They actually have 3 of my cars right now.

    Not a bad strategy. Smiley


    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    DaveGordon:

    Found this up for sale - pretty nice, I thought... ASTON MARTIN V12 Vantage 5.9 S

    Also a dog-leg, and marked down a bit. I like the colour, too angry

     

    Tempting now isn't it? Especially when the price came down quite a bit!

    I fell for one Smiley


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    DaveGordon:

    Found this up for sale - pretty nice, I thought... ASTON MARTIN V12 Vantage 5.9 S

    Also a dog-leg, and marked down a bit. I like the colour, too angry

    Go for it Dave Smiley 


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Nick, great looking car. Very elegant and classy. Unfortunately, black hides the magnificent lines of the car.surprise


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    nberry:

    Nick, great looking car. Very elegant and classy. Unfortunately, black hides the magnificent lines of the car.surprise

     

    I beg to differ. Black is actually the best colour to show off lines on cars. The deep black acts as a mirror and highlights the curves from reflections. 

    White/silver cars would be the colours that would hide the curves, as every angle would be washed out.

    Not my car, just a photo off the internet. See the high spots on the curves reflecting the sky?

    0137dbb167f491edfadb1c15b9b6af27.jpg


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    And compare that one to this white one.

    The curves all but disappeared in white. But at least all the vents are highlighted.

    Aston_Martin_V12_Vantage_tuning.jpg


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Better still (IMO)...

     


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Rossi:

    Better still (IMO)...

     

     

    Unfortunately I don't like any of the 50 shades of grey or sliver Smiley


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Whoopsy:
    Rossi:

    Better still (IMO)...

     

     

    Unfortunately I don't like any of the 50 shades of grey or sliver Smiley

    That's the reason why you didn't choose this gorgeous Hurracan Spyder in Grigio Lynx and went with this boring black again... Smiley


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Rossi:
    Whoopsy:
    Rossi:

    Better still (IMO)...

     

     

    Unfortunately I don't like any of the 50 shades of grey or sliver Smiley

    That's the reason why you didn't choose this gorgeous Hurracan Spyder in Grigio Lynx and went with this boring black again... Smiley

     

    You guys know me soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo well.Smiley


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Nick, for black to look good on a car, it needs perfect lighting and a terrific photographer.indecision

    Onthe road, black is almost indistinguishable from all other black and dirty cars. yes


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    nberry:

    Nick, for black to look good on a car, it needs perfect lighting and a terrific photographer.indecision

    Onthe road, black is almost indistinguishable from all other black and dirty cars. yes

     

    That's good then, even cops won't even notice me Smiley


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Whoopsy:
    That's good then, even cops won't even notice me Smiley

    But they will hear you for sure. These Astons make a helluva sound which I guess partly makes up for how poorly they handle. But seriously, Congratulations Smiley


    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    crayphile:
    Whoopsy:
    That's good then, even cops won't even notice me Smiley

    But they will hear you for sure. These Astons make a helluva sound which I guess partly makes up for how poorly they handle. But seriously, Congratulations Smiley

     

    Haha yes, I heard those Astons before and they sounded intoxicating! 

    Sat in one in the showroom before and tried the shifter, about 4 steps down from the one on the 911R, but I don't care as the Aston is just too damn sexy to pass up. Don't even care if it handles properly, it won't get driven fast enough on the street to matters. 


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Congrats!  There is another esteemed Renteam member who now has a V12VS Manual too, but I think he is keeping quiet on here! smiley

    Anyway, a couple of pics from Kermit and his recent friends over here in the UK!

    Last week :

    and one from earlier today :

     

     


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    You mean we have someone hiding in the closet?

    There is no shame of owning a dogleg Aston V12 Vantage!!smiley

    I mean, they only made 130 of those, 24 in Canada, 100 in USA and 6 in Europe 

     


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    I shall say no more until he wants to post himself.Smiley

    There are a few more than 6 in Europe, not sure where you got that number from.yes

    The Viridian Green car above is a manual so that's 2 in one photo, but that said they are still quite rare.  The consensus on the AM forums is that full production number is likely about 100 V12VS Manuals in the UK, plus a handful more in the ROW, but don't forget AM have just announced the AMR V12 Vantage of which there are another 100 worldwide (US excluded I think), most of which seem to be being ordered with the 7sp Manual also.

    So maybe 350 worldwide if you combine with the AMR model?


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    Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Dogleg Manual, Kermit Green, Buckets


    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Adam2S:

    I shall say no more until he wants to post himself.Smiley

    There are a few more than 6 in Europe, not sure where you got that number from.yes

    The Viridian Green car above is a manual so that's 2 in one photo, but that said they are still quite rare.  The consensus on the AM forums is that full production number is likely about 100 V12VS Manuals in the UK, plus a handful more in the ROW, but don't forget AM have just announced the AMR V12 Vantage of which there are another 100 worldwide (US excluded I think), most of which seem to be being ordered with the 7sp Manual also.

    So maybe 350 worldwide if you combine with the AMR model?


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    Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Dogleg Manual, Kermit Green, Buckets

     

    LOL, I am just kidding about the European having only 6 Smiley 

     


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    They have seven. 


    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Nick, Good luck with your Vantage V12kiss . They have a visual presence that  911s lack and make glorious noises. For a street car you haven't gone wrong at all. 


    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Astons are surely very very far from being amongst the best cars out there....but they have an aura that few other cars have. whenever I drive my Rapide S I never receive anything but compliments and looks of approval....

     

    congrats on a fine car that is very different from your other (perfectionist) cars.


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    One advantage of the Astons is that you don't get that ricer moniker that you get with some other cars like the GT3. People are mostly curious because they don't see many on the road. Even loud, they are more easily accepted.


    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Leawood911:

    They have seven. 

     

    You mean 007? Smiley


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Here is another shocker.

    I have decided to let go of the F12 to make room for the Aston.

    It was my quasi daily but with a Turbo S Exclusive incoming that daily job can be handled by the Porsche.

    Don't really need 730HP for a daily street car, and the F12 wasn't that great on the track either. I have gotten over chasing mega HP for street cars. The 600HP Turbo S Exclusive will be perfectly fine and good enough. And yes, I have a 700HP GT2RS coming, but that car is an RS and that means I can play with it on the track.

    Now dropping even lower for the V12 Vantage S and I have no regrets.

     


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Whoopsy:

    Here is another shocker.

    I have decided to let go of the F12 to make room for the Aston.

    It was my quasi daily but with a Turbo S Exclusive incoming that daily job can be handled by the Porsche.

    Don't really need 730HP for a daily street car, and the F12 wasn't that great on the track either. I have gotten over chasing mega HP for street cars. The 600HP Turbo S Exclusive will be perfectly fine and good enough. And yes, I have a 700HP GT2RS coming, but that car is an RS and that means I can play with it on the track.

    Now dropping even lower for the V12 Vantage S and I have no regrets.


    Seems a yet another one gets slowly tired of the manufacturer with the prancing horse, we read that several times here before... Smiley


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    Re: 2017 V12 Vantage S test,150mph on a lake and a Geman gets tasered

    Rossi:
    Whoopsy:

    Here is another shocker.

    I have decided to let go of the F12 to make room for the Aston.

    It was my quasi daily but with a Turbo S Exclusive incoming that daily job can be handled by the Porsche.

    Don't really need 730HP for a daily street car, and the F12 wasn't that great on the track either. I have gotten over chasing mega HP for street cars. The 600HP Turbo S Exclusive will be perfectly fine and good enough. And yes, I have a 700HP GT2RS coming, but that car is an RS and that means I can play with it on the track.

    Now dropping even lower for the V12 Vantage S and I have no regrets.


    Seems a yet another one gets slowly tired of the manufacturer with the prancing horse, we read that several times here before... Smiley

    No he's getting older with a saggy bottom - prototypical Aston V12 customer Smiley.. And Yes I know the Ferrari equivalent has a big gut too !


     
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