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So as it turns out the boys at Gaydon in the UK have been busy dreaming up another couple pieces of rolling art packed chock full of V12 warheads, and they are now menacing the tarmac on their promo tour around Australia.

Thanks heaps to Tim (smileone96) for the last minute inclusion as his date on the Aston Martin drive event - to think I was going to spend that time in the office...  The cars are currently at the Adelaide AM dealers - Solitaire Automotive - where we turned up around 9:30am to be greeted by Louise, Nigel, and a bunch of biggest and best shiny smiles England can muster.


Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive





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Marcel Fabris - an Aston Martin engineer - was also on hand to tell us about the new cars.

The V12 Vantage is basically a V8 Vantage with a few extra pots tacked on to the engine, taking it from a 4.7L with 420hp and 470nm, to 5.9L with 510hp and 570nm of twisty stuff - and a helluva sound-system upgrade from the rear pipes.


Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Thanks Bazza!

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

 :faint:



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The other NKOTB with a dozen chambers is the DBS Volante - Aston's new hairdresser-spec atom-smasher. 

It has the same engine as the V12 Vantage, this car has the paddle-pop shifters, a 3,000-speaker Bang & Olufson disco system, and mid-life-crisis unstoppable sex-appeal as standard.


Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive

 :melting:

Image: Aston Martin drive day - Solitaire Automotive




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Photos of the DBS Volante interior please. ALso looking forward to hearing about the driving impression



Offline cel

The V12 Vantage looks beeeautiful! Especially in that colour  :melting:



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If you have a few minutes to kill here's some random jittery tidbits from the day - vid may be pulled later, not sure yet.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw4xWvdeEpg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw4xWvdeEpg</a>




Offline dkabab

ahhh was going to ask about that vid you took of the speakers



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