Aston Martin have shoe-horned the mighty V12 from the DBS into the Vantage chassis to create the V12 Vantage supercar (well perhaps more upper class mucle car than supercar).
Around 700hp and 750nM is on offer from the V12, resulting in a 0-60mph sprint in the mid 3's through the 8-speed auto, and a comfortable 200 mph max.
Handling is probably not the Aston's greatest forte, but at least huge 410mm carbon-ceramic brakes help bring the 4000 lb beast to a satisfactory halt. Thankfully, the Vantage offers a bucketload of driver aids such as ABS, DSC, EBD, EBA, TC, HBA, PTC and DTV (but thankfully not NFG).
The Vantage is aggressive, if not beautiful, with it's bulging spoilers and huge rear wing, but undoubtebly has serious road presence. Interior is quality, but dated compared to its contempories.
Unfortunately, at £265k the V12 Vantage is twice the price of it's already excellent V8 sibling, and £50k more than the DBS. Hard to justify this for all but the most dedicated V12 Aston fan.