Some interesting news bobbed up overnight with Autoweek claiming that Aston were in the process of making every school-boys dream a reality by dropping the DBRS9â€™s V12 into the Vantage to create the V12 Vantage RS. Sounds too good to be true doesnâ€™t itâ€¦and perhaps it is as the original Autoweek article has now been pulled, but lets not let that get in the way of a rocking piece of speculation!
The special edition V12 Vantage RS is â€œrumouredâ€ to be powered by the same V12 currently doing time in Astonâ€™s DBRS9 race car. Aston could have opted for the V12 from the DB9 or DBS but obviously wanted to go the â€œwhole hogâ€.
That means youâ€™d be looking at a Vantage with around 450kW/600hp, enough to bestow the Vantage RS with a 0-100km/h time in the 3 second bracket and a 320km/h + top speed.
According to the guys at Autoblog the obvious target for this Super-Aston would be Ferrariâ€™s very accomplished 599 GTB Fiorano. An English 599 for bespoke folkâ€¦