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Congrats....are you planning to change the wheels?
nope, I love the color, goes great with car.
 
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Originally Posted by RustySeatbelt View Post
Congratulations! I just purchased my V12S manual last week, and expecting delivery this weekend. How are you enjoying yours so far?
i love it, great sound and the ride is amazing. I loved my 08 but this is a whole other level. Feels so special to me.
 
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This is a must have for any 7-speed manual.......


DBS 7-speed
I'm not sure that chrome goes with three rest of my interior. I don't mind the subdued look of the stick
 
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Originally Posted by jmargolese View Post

i love it, great sound and the ride is amazing. I loved my 08 but this is a whole other level. Feels so special to me.
I agree. I finally had a chance to get out for a couple of hours and have to say, the torque is unbelievable. It jist constantly pulls. The gearbox takes a bit of getting used to with the tight spacing, but she's absolutely the most engaging and enjoyable car I've ever owned. Glad to hear you're loving yours as well. Hopefully we'll get to catch up at an event or something in the future, would love to see yours in person.
 
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Got the car back from the dealer this week. Had a few minor items too repair and a few recalls. They also swapped the mirror caps and put a chin splitter on. Also had the VAP air filters installed. A few pics pic the carbon caps attached and another interior pic.

I have put a few hundred miles on it now and I'm more comfortable with the dog leg. It takes getting used to it but when you get a few high speed shifts just right, wow!
 
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Wow - that is incredible. If you are ever in the area, would love to have a close up look.


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Wow - that is incredible. If you are ever in the area, would love to have a close up look.


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hey Matt, will do when I'm out your way. I might put in the x pipe so could use a hand anyway
 
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How do you like AM Shift mode? Never have to lift to shift! And makes downshifting sound as if one knows what their doing.
 
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How do you like AM Shift mode? Never have to lift to shift! And makes downshifting sound as if one knows what their doing.
I have not tried it yet, I am still learning the gear box. It takes some time getting used too. How do you use the AMShift? I know that's terrible but I bought this used and have not had time to go thru the entire manual
 
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I Believe you press and hold the SPORT button for 3-sec. to enable/disable. Switching off the car defaults back to normal shift mode.
https://magazine.astonmartin.com/dri...-v12-vantage-s
 
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AM Shift is pretty sweet. The last time I turned mine on, the car has defaulted to that setting on each new start up. The hardest part for me was forcing myself not to lift my right foot on the upshift from years of doing so - it just felt wrong. But AM shift works brilliantly on both the up and down shifts once you unlearn lifting.
 
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Menu settings will allow to keep AM shift on if desired thru key cycles.
 
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Nice car! Similar to mine. https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/...new-v12vs.html

Good call on the hood vents. I like them better than the CF ones.

They do make black interior ***** with orange accents.




They’ll put in the GT12 doors if you ask.



 
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Nice car! Similar to mine. https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/...new-v12vs.html

Good call on the hood vents. I like them better than the CF ones.

They do make black interior ***** with orange accents.




They’ll put in the GT12 doors if you ask.



nice color comb, congrats on your car. I like the ***** and door handle as is. The waterfall dash on mine even had an orange accent in the cf styled weave. Love it.
 
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