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Update: Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Reviewed By Evo

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S takes a great car and takes it a notch further. Its 6.0-liter V-12 engine produces 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque (376 pound-feet of which is available from just 1000 rpm). It has a top speed of 205 miles per hour, making it Aston Martin’s second-fastest road-going car ever (behind the ultra-rare One-77).

By John Beltz Snyder | October 09, 2013
Preview: Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

The V12 Vantage S employs the new AM28 6.0-liter engine, which produces 565 horsepower at 6750 rpm, and 376 pound-feet of torque from just 1000 rpm. It uses the new SportShift III automated manual transmission, equipped with paddle shifters, to swap cogs. This also saves 55 pounds over the outgoing six-speed manual.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 29, 2013
The McLaren P1 Will Be Very Fast

How fast? Well, it’ll be powered by a mid-mounted, 3.8-liter, biturbocharged V8. This is a newer version of the engine found in the MP4-12C and 12C Spider, which has been optimized for the P1. With 727 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque on tap, it develops almost 200 horsepower per liter of displacement. By comparison, the 6.3-liter V-12 in the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta develops 730 horsepower, and 116 horsepower per liter of displacement. That should give a fair idea of just how potent McLaren’s engine is. Oh yeah, it’ll also shoot blue flames out the back.

By Brandon Turkus | February 20, 2013


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