Aston Martin has decided to build 14 examples of the V12 Vantage inspired by the original 1999 V600 Le Mans. Celebrating 40 years of its 1959 Le Mans win, Aston Martin had built the V600 Le Mans with the twin-supercharged V8 engine belting out a whopping 600bhp two decades ago.
The Vantage V600 gets the 5.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 that will obviously pump at least 600bhp of power with a 0-100kmph dash in less than 4 seconds and a top speed of over 350kmph.
The design has, naturally, been inspired by the 1999 V600 and gets a darkened grille in the front and a bulging bonnet. The profile has been slightly modified to resemble the original. The body is cast in carbon-fibre and it gets a carbon-fibre console inside as well along with the light-weight racing bucket seats.
The Vantage V600 started as a single commission from one of Aston Martin’s customers under the Q program. It seems Aston Martin loved the design so much, that they convinced that customer to allow them to build a limited run. Hence, only 14 examples of the V600 will be built – seven coupes and seven volantes and each one will get a seven-speed manual gearbox making it one of the most analogue Astons you can buy as of today.