The Vantage V600 is a high-performance model based on the 1990s Virage grand tourer. As implied by its name, the V600 has 600 hp (608 PS; 447 kW) that allow it to have comparable performance to supercars of its day.
The Vantage V600 was put into a low-volume production from 1998 to 2000. The Vantage name was reintroduced in the following decade by a series of two-seater cars including the Aston Martin V12 Vantage.
Take a luxury sportscar and then squeeze even more horsepower out of an already chest-pounding motor. That’s what Aston Martin did with the super-low production Vantage V600. This comprehensive upgrade package added twin mechanically-driven Eaton superchargers, with optimized intercooling and a fatter exhaust. As a result, engineers at Aston produced 600 hp and 600 ft-lbs of torque from the aluminum-alloy, 5.3-liter V8 powerplant. To cope with all that juice, ventilated and grooved discs with six-piston, AP calipers were fitted; as well as Eibach springs and Koni dampers. Only 56 cars were built with this option package; not surprising, since only a select few can afford the V600’s stunning combination of power and luxury.
Due to its luxury car platform, the Vantage V600 has a front-biased chassis weighing 4414 lb (2002 kg) and is equipped with large diameter ventilated disc brakes with six-piston calipers that grant the car its required stopping power. To enable supercar performance, it is powered by a twin supercharged 5.3 litre V8, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, with 600 hp (608 PS; 447 kW) and 600 ft·lb (813 Nm) of torque. The V600 goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and tops out at 195 mph (314 km/h), although its top speed has been increased to 201 mph (324 km/h) Forza Horizon 3.