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Published on February 23rd, 2012 | by Seán Ward

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Updated Aston Martin Vantage Range

Aston Martin has confirmed its changes to the 2012 Vantage line up.

While there will be no new additions to the range, other than the V12 Vantage Zagato, ‘normal’ Vantages will be updated to bring them closer to the V8 Vantage S.

So, although customers can still buy a six- speed manual, there is no option for a six-speed semi-automatic, only a seven-speed semi-automatic.

Power comes from the same 4.7-litre V8 engine as before, but the whole car should feel more responsive – not only does it have a few extra bhp, but also a quicker steering rack, bigger 380mm vented front disks, and a faster suspension set up. Hill Start Assist (HSA) is included as standard with the new brake system.

The only other changes are those to the front end, as the standard Vantage now has more or less the same face as the S, with a larger front grille and splitter.

Prices start at £84,995, and £99,995 for the unchanged 430 bhp Vantage S.

At the top of the Vantage range the V12, too, remains unchanged with a 6.0 litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp and 420 lb/ft of torque.

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