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Aston Martin V12 Vantage

New: A V-12 engine shoehorned into the Vantage's engine bay.

Noteworthy: Aston's V12 Vantage will cause you to seriously question that DBS purchase you were contemplating. Both cars use the same twelve-cylinder engine, but the newest Aston is $90,000 cheaper and runs to 62 mph 0.1 second faster, stopping the watch at 4.2 seconds. You also have to love the fact that Aston Martin refuses to sell the V12 Vantage with an automatic transmission.

On sale: Now
BASE PRICE: $181,345
Specs: 5.9L V-12, 510 hp, 420 lb-ft; rear-wheel drive

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Move over, DBS! The smallest Aston is now also the fastest, thanks to your V-12.

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