Thirsty Aston Martin Slapped with Gas-Guzzling Penalty

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

The 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage is a rare British luxury sports car attached to a royal price tag, and it is thirsty!  This exotic car was slapped with a $3,000 gas-guzzling penalty for its 11-mile per gallon city and 17-highway habit.  And the price?  That will just be $194,000, thanks.

This unquenchable thirst for fuel stems from a 5.9-liter V12 engine pushing out 510 horsepower with a 6-speed manual gearbox. 

So calling all luxury cars and exotic rental cars producing less than 400 horsepower…you are not a supercar…I’ve driven stock Mustangs with more kick.  Not to be nasty, but competition in the exotic car industry is nasty, and those over the six-figure marker really need more than 500 horses to attract buyers to the gate.

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

A departure from the more diminutive Aston Martin V8 Vantage rental, and the exclusive Aston Martin One-77 (of which only 77 units will be produced), the Aston Martin V12 Vantage pounds the competition in the power department.  The Vantage V8 had a mere 420 horses, so 510 in the V12 Vantage will rev more engines on the market.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Supercar

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Engine

V12 Aston Martin Vantage 2011

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage includes other luxury upgrades, like carbon-ceramic brakes, a lowered body and the ability to corner like it is on rails (Shameless “Pretty Woman” quote about the Lotus).

Pretty Woman Lotus

Comparable luxury cars include the Ferrari 458 Italia at $231,000, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 at $208,000, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG at $186,000 and the Porsche 911 Turbo at $136,450.  (Follow links to see our rentals for a much lower investment!)

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