The 2015 Aston Martin V12 – The Speed Demon
The 2015 Aston Martin V12 might take you in the world of movies, making you feel like you are driving a car from one of those action movies. This is the kind of car that you look at and you say, WOW! This particular vehicle stands with the big boys, the speed demons out there. The latest Aston Martin V12 produces some enormous power, with 565 hp; it guarantees to startle the person driving it. The company ensures that this vehicle can hit the mark of 60 mph from a stand still position, only in a matter of 3.7 seconds. With the top speed of 205 mph and superb handling, the 2015 Aston Martin V12 certainly qualifies as a super-car.
There is no doubt about the fact that this Aston Martin is one of the head turners on the road, however, the vehicle has its drawbacks too. Make no mistake; the car contains leather, which is beautifully stitched however, the kind of knobs, switches and stalks it has among them are a major turn off. Not to forget, we are talking about a car, which is worth about two hundred thousand dollars; this kind of material would not even suit a car worth $30,000. Not only that the navigation and audio system are by no means a match to the kind of price tag it comes with. You usually associate some high-tech and latest technology, when buying a vehicle worth over $150,000. One of the major deal breakers is the automated transmission, which is a bit on the slower side and not as smooth as one would like.
The reason why the transmission could turn out to be a deal breaker is because there is already too much competition for this vehicle in the market. Quite frankly, the V8 Vantage, which is behind V12 when it comes to power, feels a lot better when driving manual transmission. It is faster and offers great handling.
Not to forget, the V8 Vantage isn’t the only option that drivers have, there is plenty to choose in the segment where the 2015 Aston Martin V12 lies. Its competitor, Jaguar F-Type R (2015) offers some exceptional styling, along with high performance and the best part is, it is available in almost half the price of Aston Martin. The list doesn’t stop here, Chevrolet with its Corvette Z06 (2015) offers astonishing performance and is even cheaper than Jaguar. Porsche 911 (2015) and Audi R8 (2015) are also among the choices.
Let us take a look at what is under the hood. The 2015 Aston Martin V12 comes with a 6.0-L V12 THAT IS capable of producing up to 565 hp and the torque of 457 lb-ft. The vehicle can go to 60 mph from 0 in only 3.7 seconds. If you are going to buy a convertible, 0.2 sec adds to that figure. As far as the fuel economy is concerned, the vehicle gives 20 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
2015 Aston Martin no doubt has some breathtaking features but whether it is going to provide the value for money is the question yet to be answered.