Firm reverses its decision not to sell its V12 supercar in the Americas after strong demand
11 May 2010

Aston Martin will launch its V12 Vantage in North and South America later this year after experiencing "unprecedented demand from customers" for the 510bhp supercar.

Aston had originally said the car wouldn't be homologated for American markets as it believed the expected low levels of demand would not be enough to justify making the changes to its front crash structure.

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However, strong demand from customers prompted Aston into undergoing an engineering study looking into the feasibility of making the changes required for the Americas, mainly centered around meeting stricter crash test regualtions.

Aston would only make the changes if they didn't alter the overall design of the car; six months after the study was commissioned, Aston has now made the required changes for the Americas by equipping it with an innovative new front crash structure.

The V12 Vantage, which is powered by a 6.0-litre unit, will be made available in limited edition Carbon Black trim (pictured) as well as in standard specification.

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11 May 2010

What's the new front crash structure?

11 May 2010

Beautiful car. Americans will love it.

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