The mystery Aston Martin Vantage prototype spied at the Nürburgring last summer has been confirmed as a new generation of the V12 Vantage.
Aston Martin confirmed the fact that the vehicle will not be made again, referring to it as the final edition.
Aston Martin intends to introduce hybrids and electric vehicles in the future. This electrification strategy will also be extended to its sports cars lineup. Aston Martin already has an electric sports car in place for 2025.
The new V12 Vantage is due 2022. It will be part of the updated Vantage lineup. The update will focus on technology features in the cabin. However, this range topping will allow it to compete with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Black Series as well as the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
Although the prototype we spy on is still equipped with temporary body panels, you can see the massive vents and air curtains in its front fascia. We also notice a wide track front and back, as well as an aggressive rear diffuser and centrally located exhaust tips.
Aston Martin’s V-12 twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter cylinder engine will be under the hood. The teaser video below points out this sound. Although the engine is tuned for 760 horsepower in the DBS GT Zagato model, the Vantage will produce closer to 700 horsepower.
Unfortunately, the manual transmission will not be available, just as it was with the V12 Vantage. Aston Martin expects to eliminate the manual transmission when the Vantage range is launched. The 8-speed manual transmission will no longer be available.
V12 Vantage pricing is likely to be around $200,000 With the Vantage F1 Edition, introduced in 2021, the current Vantage range is already at $162,000 Stay tuned.