At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show Aston Martin has unveiled the new 12-cylinder version of the V8 Vantage: V12 Vantage, Aston Martin’s most exhilarating sports car.

Powered by a 6.0 liter engine that produces 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb ft), V12 is the fastest Vantage ever, with a top speed of 190 mph mph (305 km/h) and 0-62 mph (0-100 kp/h) time of 4.2 seconds.

For Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, the V12 Vantage

has a unique character, one unlike our other cars. This will appeal to different people with different tastes, allowing more people to enjoy the Aston Martin experience. This also illustrates one of Aston Martin’s key strengths – the ability to act quickly and turn concepts and ideas into reality.

The interior combines elegance with comfort thanks to the traditional hand-craftsmanship and hi-tech manufacturing processes that are a prerogative for Aston Martin.

Technical highlights include a rear lightweight carbon fiber diffuser, optimised aerodynamics, accentuated cooling and redesigned front which improves aerodynamic equilibrium at high speeds and gives a much more aggressive style to the car.

Only 1,000 examples of this truly exclusive V12 Vantage will be produced and sold during quarter three 2009.