Aston Martin V12 Vantage set for 16 March debut

Aston Martin has teased its forthcoming V12 Vantage once again – this time revealing the expose day and a transient clip of its engine note. 

In the official online video we also see the phrase ‘Never go quietly’, referring to the Gaydon brand’s focus on building more electric powered vehicles in future. 

The new V12 Vantage entrance conclusion has already been unveiled to a particular extent, showing off a broader grille to fulfill the cooling calls for of the new V12 engine. There is also some new cooling vents in the bonnet to expel excess heat from the engine bay and an intense reduced splitter. 

Our spy photographers have previously spotted the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage going through its growth programme, revealing twin exhausts mounted centrally – fairly than the V8’s wider set up. The prototype vehicle also features a smaller downforce-making gurney flap on its ducktail spoiler, presumably to simulate the revised aero package deal of the remaining car or truck in the course of testing. We also assume there will be a redesigned diffuser. 

Whilst we’ve not had affirmation which engine will electrical power the upcoming V12 Vantage, we hope it’ll be the brand’s familiar twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine, observed in the DB11 and the DBS Superleggera. Aston Martin’s minimal-run, Vantage-derived V12 Speedster also works by using the identical engine, albeit tuned to 690bhp.

The new V12 Vantage possibly will not have as a great deal ability as the V12 Speedster. An output closer to the 600bhp made available in the DB11 is a lot more possible – and that should really offer plenty of functionality specified the smaller sized dimensions and lighter fat of the Vantage’s entire body.

In purchase to make the roofless Speedster from the recent Vantage system, Aston borrowed the chassis structure in advance of the A-pillar from the flagship DBS Superleggera in get to bundle the more substantial motor. We might see a related answer for the V12 Vantage, which will also use a a lot more aggressive chassis established-up to make it additional suited for track use.

In a preceding teaser for the new V12 Vantage, the British model also produced an exceptionally shorter assertion which go through: “You’ve heard about it. You will unquestionably listen to it coming. V12 Vantage. It’s not just a Limited Version, it’s a Ultimate Version. Returning in 2022.”

This indicates that Aston Martin will make the subsequent V12 Vantage the previous of the breed, with tightening emissions restrictions forcing the business in direction of electrification and downsized petrol engines. 

The arrival of this hardcore Vantage could follow a thorough facelift of the common model. Both of those will form portion of a brand name offensive, dubbed “Project Horizon,” which will include a coupe-SUV variant of the DBX, the just lately unveiled Valhalla supercar and the potential for hybridisation of the overall Aston Martin assortment.

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