How long does it take to build a roaring 2016 Aston Martin Vantage?
All it has is a 4.5-liter, V8 engine producing 600 horsepower in a sleek, detailed frame.
Sixty days? Try 60 seconds ... thanks to this time-lapse video. Earlier this week, Prodrive published a clip on YouTube showing the 21-day process of building an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE sped up to fit into a one-minute window.
In this clip, the Prodrive crew, a British racing and engineering group, built the roaring vehicle in preparation for the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) 2016 World Endurance Championship (WEC).
This particular Vantage will be driven by Mathias Lauda, the son of three-time F1 championship winner Niki Lauda.
What an awesome sight to see, 21 days of supercar craftsmanship packed into a 60-second frame. The fact that it's an Aston Martin only makes this clip that much more special.
"V8 Vantage is the cornerstone of the Vantage family. Its proportions are timelessly beautiful yet the surfaces have a sculptural muscularity that conveys the dynamism of the driving experience," the supercar manufacturer writes on its website. "The purity of design speaks of its innate poise and the simple thrill of driving this finely honed drivers' car. For ultimate involvement there is the option of a six-speed manual gearbox, or if you want to feel closer to the racer within, a seven-speed Sportshift II paddle shift transmission offers incredibly fast gear changes and allows you to focus completely on the road ahead and revel in the V8 howl."
It adds: "Styled to seduce, the simple yet potent Vantage design is instantly recognizable. Available as both a sleek Coupe or rakish Roadster, V8 Vantage is free from gimmicks. A clean, sculptural form and perfectly executed details combine to create a car with presence, compelling visual tension and timeless beauty."
Being that Aston Martin takes so much pride in every detail of its design, we wonder what the automaker thinks of this Prodrive video, which feels like it's right out of a pitstop during a high-speed competitive prize race.
Just awesome. Not much to not like here.