The Aston Martin Vantage V600 is My Ultimate Dream Car! | TEST DRIVE
By Tim Burton
The Aston Martin Vantage V600 is the ultimate and final version of one of my very favourite cars. Mixing the naturally aspirated 600hp V12 from the Vantage GT12 and its full titanium exhaust, with a 7-speed dog leg manual gearbox for true engagement. Developed by Aston Martin Q, only 7 units of the Coupe are being made in total and it's a huge thanks to the owner, @zencardriver that I had the opportunity to drive this car and see what it's really like!
The Vantage V600 pays tribute to the 1999 car by the same name but incorporates many bespoke elements and touches. From the power dome and gunshot holes on the bonnet, to the custom carbon fibre bodywork throughout. On the interior you have touches like the full carbon fibre instrument cluster, and the leather saddlebags behind the seats. Up front is the 6.0l NA V12 making 600hp and 630nm of torque, making it effectively the fastest Vantage ever with 0-62mph taking just 3.5 seconds and going onto a top speed in excess of 205mph.
For the day I ventured down to join @zencardriver at HWM Aston Martin, the supplying dealer where the V600 is also seen in some unbelievable company including a DB5 originally supplied by the dealer and a new Vanquish Zagato Speedster; itself one of just 28 units.
A very special thanks goes to @zencardriver for the opportunity to drive his incredibly rare car. One can assume most of the 7 Coupes and 7 Roadsters will hide away in private collections so this chance was really something, Please do give him a follow at: instagram.com/zencardriver
A thanks also goes to the team at HWM Aston Martin for their assistance and arrangements., and of course for supplying this car originally! www.instagram.com/hwm_astonma...