Used 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Consumer Reviews

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Gentleman Badass!

Chris Gleason, 04/12/2019
Roadster 2dr Convertible (5.9L 12cyl 7M)
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There is no other naturally aspirated, manually shifted V12 convertible available after Aston Martin offered this car in 2017. With nearly 600hp and rear wheel drive, it is an absolute hoot to drive. A car with most modern conveniences (including Apple-play) you get a very sophisticated hot-rod! Ok Now its has been a year since I wrote my original review and I have completed my second year of ownership. This car has had absolutely no issues and I continue to enjoy the experience tremendously. Annual service costs are high but understandable considering the uniqueness of the engine and the limited number of these cars in the US market.

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I swear that the engine is alive!

Andrew , 02/29/2020
2dr Coupe (5.9L 12cyl 7AM)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Really, the V12VS engine is a snarling, snuffling, angry, raw meat eating beast. From start up to shut down the engine dominates this car. But that is no bad thing. Take a beautiful body, a very capable chassis, fine steering, the best carbon ceramic brakes i have ever used, a lovely quality interior and then add a soundtrack worthy of the gods and its a recipe for a wonderful ownership experience. Ok a Porsche may be technically better at 10 tenths around the bends, but offer me a nice Alpine pass and a choice of cars and I will be reaching for the Astons emotional control unit (Aston speak for the key) every single time. Enjoy these before St Greta bans them

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.....move Heaven and earth.....

Douglas Elslager, 10/09/2020
Roadster 2dr Convertible (5.9L 12cyl 7M)
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.....to get your hands on a 2017 Vantage S manual seven speed Roadster. It's plenty fast with a wonderful V12 normally aspirated Aston Martin engine (not a Mercedes engine like the newer ones), great carbon ceramic brakes, a gorgeous interior and an incredible SOUND that puts my old Ferrari F40 and BB512i Boxer to shame. DO NOT bother with the automatic version as the auto gearbox is clunky/jerky and no fun. There were only 33 of these cars imported into the USA by Aston Martin and I can find none for sale at the moment (10/9/20). NO one builds a car like this anymore. It is truly analog in nature but your cell phone works fine, it has Apple car play, the music system is superb and the car has timeless good looks. You will never see yourself on the road again with the low build number. Only 127 cars (coupes and Roadsters) in total were built for the world. This info number directly from Aston Martin.....rare, collectible, valuable and will only get more so. The newer Vantage models have a totally different body style are not selling very well but the 2017 is iconic........and I predict.......along with everyone else... that it is going to be a VERY collectible automobile.......in fact......it already is. I got mine from O'Gara Aston in Beverly Hills two years ago after searching for 15 months for the one I wanted.....be patient....one will turn up!

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Chariot of the Gods.....

Douglas Elslager, 10/07/2020
Roadster 2dr Convertible (5.9L 12cyl 7M)
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There were only thirty three 2017 Aston Martin Vantage V12S 7 speed manual Roadsters (that info direct to me from Aston Martin in England)) shipped to the USA. I had been looking for one for over a year and a half and finally found mine at Aston Martin Beverly Hills two years ago. Automobiles are simply not MADE like this anymore. My wife was very upset with me (it was expensive)......but now she adores it. She is also scared to death to try and drive it. And she should be. This car is serious analog automotive firepower and while it is not as fast as my 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo "S".....it is far more engaging to drive. The torque and power on the low end is staggering and you can break the rear end loose under acceleration without even trying in most any gear. The carbon ceramic brakes are progressive and smooth and do not squeak. DON"T give this car to a novice or a neighbor to drive.....you......and IT will be sorry. The big V12 engine doesn't just "start".....it explodes with a bark and howl that will raise every hair on your neck and back every time you fire it up. While it is initially loud...it quickly settles into a healthy growl/rumble that will not annoy your neighborhood at lower RPMS. Then......let the fun begin. This rich, throaty V12 sounds like NOTHING else you have likely ever driven. I have had lots of go-fast cars, such as Ferrari's (including an F40 and a BB512i Boxer), Lambo Countach's, etc. but nothing like this. The 911 Turbo S is more capable at higher speeds but you don't have to drive the V12S 150MPH to enjoy it like you must do in the Porsche. The V12S engine is mated perfectly to the seven speed manual box and you will never get bored with it. It is that good.....and super rare to boot. You will likely never see another one on the road when you drive yours. Move Heaven and earth and change wives if necessary to get yours.......you won't be sorry.....just keep looking.....they are almost impossible to find now......but keep up the hunt and keep the faith.......all good things come to those who can/will wait.

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