On December 11, 2007, as part of Aston Martin's opening of their own design studio, the company unveiled a concept based on the V8 Vantage. The car, known as the V12 Vantage RS, featured the V12 engine from the DBS and produced 510 hp (380 kW). The power along with the weight of 3,704 pounds (1,680 kg) allows the car to reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.1 seconds and achieve a top speed of 190 mph (310 km/h).
Other additions include a new rear diffuser, a retractable rear wing which can be raised or lowered, and carbon-ceramic brakes. The bootlid and vented bonnet are also made from carbon fiber to help decrease the car's weight. In early 2008, Aston Martin's CEO confirmed production for V12 Vantage RS for mid-2009.
Development prototypes of the V12 Vantage RS appeared in April 2008 before Aston Martin unveiled the official V12 Vantage in 2009.
The higher-performance version, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, also appears in the Asphalt series.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage requires 85 Stars to unlock.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is a Tier 3 vehicle. It can be bought with 135000 cash and can be lent for 75000 cash as well as requiring 220 stars to be unlocked. It is a powerful vehicle, and as a result, most Tier 3 events can be beaten easily with the car if the car is properly upgraded. It has a good top speed, although not the best of Tier 3. It has mediocre handling, because the cars unlocked later uses a lighter engine that handles better. However, the nitro power of the V12 Vantage is awesome; the second fastest, tied with the Aston Martin DBS and Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Nitro Effieicncy is also great. Overall it is a great car to buy and use.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is a Class B vehicle, with a starting rank of 1268, a maximum rank of 1439, and a final rank of 1521 (shared to the starting rank of Bugatti 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse from class S).
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage has very good acceleration power thanks to its high-power nitro. Its nitro also lasts very long, but still fails to match that of the McLaren P1, Mercedes-Benz Biome, or DS Survolt. The V12 Vantage actually has a slightly lower top speed than the V12 Zagato by 0.9 mph (1.4 km/h) when maxed out. Both cars' handling stats, however, are almost exactly the same. The V12 Vantage with Pro Kits can easily outperform the V12 Zagato in all aspects. Unfortunately, it is used less than its competitor due to its competitor is the top end of the Amateur Class B cup while this car was not a part of the Amateur Class B cup. Recently, however, use of the V12 Vantage has skyrocketed since the Vantage now became a part of the Amateur B Class Cup.
The Aston Martin V12 Vantage costs 53,000 to purchase and 265,900 to max out. It can also be obtained as a reward in the Aston Martin One-77 Enduro Double Down. Score 10,000 EDD points in the EDD to earn this car for free.