2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245

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Lot 124
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé

Sold for £ 354,300 (US$ 492,147) inc. premium
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé
Registration no. V335 KGX
Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
*Delivered new to V600 specification
*One of 40 made
*Two owners
*Circa 17,000 miles from new
*Full Aston Martin service history

Footnotes

  • In March 1999, Aston Martin announced that 40 special versions of the Vantage - the Vantage Le Mans - would be built to celebrate the factory's famous victory at the Le Mans 24-Hour Race in 1959 when Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby took the chequered flag first in 'DBR1/2'.

    The basis of what was at that time the fastest Aston Martin ever was the standard Vantage. Although at a glance outwardly similar to the latter, the Le Mans could be distinguished by its front wing side vents - recalling those of the DBR1 racer - ducted bonnet, 'nostril' front grille and improved high-downforce air dam, while at the rear the spoiler was revised to incorporate the high-intensity and reversing lights. The Le Mans received unique five-spoke magnesium alloy wheels while beneath the skin its chassis boasted the kind of extensive upgrading, in the form of the 'Driving Dynamics' package, required to cope with the massive increase in performance that the Vantage gained over its Virage progenitor.

    For the Vantage, Aston Martin engineers developed a blown version of the proven 5,340cc V8 engine, twin mechanically driven Eaton superchargers being preferred to turbo-chargers on the grounds of superior throttle response. Quite apart from its stupendous maximum output of 550bhp, remarkable enough in itself, the engine is monstrously torquey, producing 550lb/ft at 4,000rpm, a figure that makes even the mighty Chrysler Viper V10's 450lb/ft seem puny by way of comparison. And for those who found 550bhp insufficient, there was the Works Service-developed 'V600' enhancement that brought with it an additional 50 horsepower together with upgrades to the wheels, suspension and brakes. Announced at the British Motor Show at the NEC, Birmingham in 1998, the V600 package added £43,000 to the price of the standard Vantage.

    Autocar summed up the Vantage as, 'a real Aston Martin; a big, very beautiful, very fast, albeit expensive GT with so much appeal and purpose behind it that it is more an experience than it is mere transport.' On the road its potential performance was equally staggering: 0-100km/h (62mph) being achievable in 3.9 seconds and a top speed in excess of 320km/h (200mph) possible. The Le Mans interior too was specially reconfigured in the sporting idiom, boasting perforated, competition-style pedals, an oversize tachometer, aluminium gear lever knob, 'button' starter and brushed metal panelling instead of the traditional wood veneers, while the Wilton carpeting featured embossed 'Aston Martin' emblems.

    One of 40 made, this limited edition Vantage Le Mans was delivered new with the factory's V600 package installed. Finished in Aston Martin Racing Green with Magnolia hide piped in Forest Green with green carpets and Parchment Alcantara headlining, noteworthy additional features include burr walnut veneer inserts to the fascia installed by Works Service (in place of the stock silver-painted items) together with power-fold door mirrors, and an Alpine navigation system. 'V335 KGX' has had only two owners from new and comes with comprehensive Aston Martin Works Service and dealer network service history dating back to its PDI at Lancaster Aston Martin in December 1999. Serviced and MoT'd by Aston Martin Works in July 2016, this low-mileage Le Mans V600 comes with its original book pack, a quantity of invoices and MoTs, a V5C registration document, and two sets of keys.

Saleroom notices

  • The cherished registration number 'V600 BHP' is not included in the sale of this Lot.
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2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 Coupé  Chassis no. SCFDAM2S6XBR70245
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