Around four-feet high and six feet wide, the Aston Martin Vantage V8’s proportions are clearly sporting. In V12 form, the hood gills, spectacular wheels, and slightly lowered ride height add to the Vantage’s aura. Check out the pictures; each one a screenshot from Jeremy Clarkson’s test drive of the Aston Martin Vantage V12 on Top Gear.
Quite clearly, perspective is completely lacking. The background is blurred by the speed. Nevertheless, don’t you think the Aston Martin Vantage V12 looks extremely long in these pics? Looking far more DB9-like than one would have believed, the V12 Vantage in this video these pictures must explain itself.
Here are the stats. At 172.5 inches long, the V12 Vantage is thirteen inches shorter than the Aston Martin DB9; about five inches shorter than Hyundai’s Elantra, three inches shorter than a Porsche 911, but an inch longer than the BMW 135i. In other words, the V12 Vantage is a whole lot smaller than it looks. Long, low, and wide makes a case for grace.