Clarkson on Aston’s V12 Vantage
Posted: 21 May 2010
You might as well wonder whether the result of a liaison between Angelina Jolie and George Clooney will be good-looking. Or whether the coming together of China and America would produce a dominant world superpower. It's a great car. And it's a great engine. Which means the result is precisely what you would expect. It's superb. The end.
[This really isn't good enough - Ed.]
Oh, OK then, if you insist. The engine was born many years ago when Ford welded two Mondeo V6s together and Aston slotted the resulting 6.0-litre V12 into the Vanquish. It was way better then than the sum of its parts, and it still is today.