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

    Kermit made a few friends this morning at Hardwick Hall (used as the Ghastly Hallows in Harry Potter).

    From left to right: Blu Cepheus Aventador LP700-4,  Kermit Green V12 Vantage S,  Flugplatz Blue V12 Vantage S, Mantis Verde Huracan LP610-4


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

    Very cool! The blue V12S would be my choice!


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

    Great pics Smiley


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

    Hi Adam,

     

    You have such a beautiful V12 Vantage ! I have just stumbled across this thread and am deciding on one too.

    However, I've never driven a Vantage !  Thus far I have been a Porsche only  guy.

    I like the fact that you too have a GT4, just like me. So, I was wondering what you think of the Vantage.

    I absolutely love everything I hear about it on all the reviews, but what is it like to drive ?

    Being a Porsche guy ( 997.2 GT3, GT4, R ) , what advice could you share?

    Thanks in advance !  

     P.S. Apologies to all for not introducing myself. I've been lurking in the background for quite a while ( In the  Porsche section )  enjoying what you all have been sharing no !

     


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

    I would also be very interested as I am thinking that when I will replace my Carrera S daily driver , I will seriously look into a V12 Vantage ( 2nd hand ) .   I hope it would make a very enjoyable DD . Only small worry is behavior on snow ( I don't need much capacity , only a few days a year )  

    And would the manual box be the better choice ? 


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

    Gnil:

    I would also be very interested as I am thinking that when I will replace my Carrera S daily driver , I will seriously look into a V12 Vantage ( 2nd hand ) .   I hope it would make a very enjoyable DD . Only small worry is behavior on snow ( I don't need much capacity , only a few days a year )  

    And would the manual box be the better choice ? 

    If you're thinking of manual or auto, I suppose you're considering the V12 S? The regular V12 only came as a manual if I'm not mistaken.

    They're brilliant looking and sounding cars. They just launched a final run-out of it, the V12 AMR

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/aston-martin-vantage-amr-launched-race-inspired-swansong-model


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

    Adam2S:

    Kermit made a few friends this morning at Hardwick Hall (used as the Ghastly Hallows in Harry Potter).

    From left to right: Blu Cepheus Aventador LP700-4,  Kermit Green V12 Vantage S,  Flugplatz Blue V12 Vantage S, Mantis Verde Huracan LP610-4

    Worthy friends... Smiley


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

    Porker:
    Gnil:

    I would also be very interested as I am thinking that when I will replace my Carrera S daily driver , I will seriously look into a V12 Vantage ( 2nd hand ) .   I hope it would make a very enjoyable DD . Only small worry is behavior on snow ( I don't need much capacity , only a few days a year )  

    And would the manual box be the better choice ? 

    If you're thinking of manual or auto, I suppose you're considering the V12 S? The regular V12 only came as a manual if I'm not mistaken.

    They're brilliant looking and sounding cars. They just launched a final run-out of it, the V12 AMR

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/aston-martin-vantage-amr-launched-race-inspired-swansong-model

    I love it Smiley  

    Yes, the S would suit me also 


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    Oops. I finally did it. smiley


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

    NICE!

    looking foreard to reading your impressions Nick!kiss


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

    That is a beautiful AM , well done !


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

    Congratulations Mr. Woopsy !

    I'm sure that you will really enjoy this car !

    I too am considering one.

    Please share your driving impressions.

    Greetings !

     


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

    Congrats, another black beauty kiss I am sure it is a lovely road car


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

    Actually I won't see the actual car until Sept. Leaving for a 2 weeks holiday to Florida tomorrow and the car is from out of state.

    Was gonna buy one of these 7-speed back in Nov, for some reason I backed off the deal. Good thing, as I found out the dealer in the next province is stuck with 5 of these right now and worked out a deal, got 10% off MSRP.

    Finally gonna have my first Aston. That 10+ year old Vantage body is IMO the best looking sports car ever. It doesn't have a bad angle to it. Last of the NA V12 from Aston too. 


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

    Welcome to the world of Aston. Somehow I cannot part with my 9 year old Vantage Roadster, it is just too nice to own...


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

    Whoopsy:

    That 10+ year old Vantage body is IMO the best looking sports car ever. It doesn't have a bad angle to it. Last of the NA V12 from Aston too. 

    That design does look great, very elegant while sporty, and time doesn't seem to fade it either. Congrats!


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

    Whoopsy:

    Actually I won't see the actual car until Sept. Leaving for a 2 weeks holiday to Florida tomorrow and the car is from out of state.

    Was gonna buy one of these 7-speed back in Nov, for some reason I backed off the deal. Good thing, as I found out the dealer in the next province is stuck with 5 of these right now and worked out a deal, got 10% off MSRP.

    Finally gonna have my first Aston. That 10+ year old Vantage body is IMO the best looking sports car ever. It doesn't have a bad angle to it. Last of the NA V12 from Aston too. 

    Smiley Great choice, congrats. Smiley


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

    Whoopsy:

    Was gonna buy one of these 7-speed back in Nov, 

    manual of sport shift III


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

    Great car, many congrats. wink

    Though I would have chosen a "more British" exterior colour, black suits this car very well. kiss


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    Rossi:

    Great car, many congrats. wink

    Though I would have chosen a "more British" exterior colour, black suits this car very well. kiss

    Like the Blimey! borin' like 'ell metallic green? Smiley


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

    Mine is Merlot red with sand interior. I have never seen this combo on another Aston but it is stunning. That plus that fact that it was fully loaded and has factory Bluetooth and power upgrade and a loud Laraine exhaust makes it an irreplaceable car.


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

    SciFrog:

    Mine is Merlot red with sand interior. I have never seen this combo on another Aston but it is stunning. That plus that fact that it was fully loaded and has factory Bluetooth and power upgrade and a loud Laraine exhaust makes it an irreplaceable car.

    How is the reliability after so many years? Any issues mechanically or otherwise?


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

    Only two issues:
    - a clutch plate replaced under warranty after two years (a bad batch of parts apparently)
    - a leaking shock after 7 years (wasn't very expensive to fix)

    and that's it besides a couple of rattles that are now under control. Maybe I have been lucky but this has been the most reliable car I have ever owned, Porsches being the second least reliable only marginally better than Ferrari (well Porsche have more issues but Ferrari ones are always expensive to fix).


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

    sfo:
    Whoopsy:

    Was gonna buy one of these 7-speed back in Nov, 

    manual of sport shift III

     

    This black one is also a 7 speed dogleg Smiley

    Aston only imported 24 of the 7-speed to Canada, it even has a plaque on the sill saying 1 of 24!

    In effect, it is actually more rare than the 911R, Porsche imported 26 of those.


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

    interior pics?


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

    sfo:

    interior pics?

     

    Only had a couple from the dealer, won't see the car for another 2 weeks.

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

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


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

    congrats Nick,was it edmonton dealer?


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

    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.


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

    martini964:

    congrats Nick,was it edmonton dealer?

     

    Calgary. believe it or not, they still had 5 of these when I got the black one. 


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