A full reveal is expected later this year, possibly at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Remember the Aston Martin DB10? The stunning supercar was made specifically for the James Bond film Spectre so you could never own it, but the next-generation V8 Vantage is looking like the next best thing. In fact it looks strikingly similar. Following last week’s teaser which confirmed that the next V8 Vantage will feature a fashionable full-length rear light strip, the new image gives us a glimpse at the car’s front, showing off its new headlights that will most likely have design cues from the DB10.
Details are literally being kept under wraps for now, as the car is concealed under a sheet. Alongside the next-generation Vantage is the new Vantage GTE racer sporting a massive rear wing and the same full-length taillights as the road car. The overall shape is hidden in the teasers, but based on previous sightings of a camouflaged Vantage prototype being tested at the Nurburgring the car looks nearly identical to the DB10. When it arrives in 2019, the new Vantage will ride on a shortened version of the DB11’s aluminium architecture that’s expected to be lighter and more rigid than the grand-tourer.
It will also be powered by the same 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine from AMG as the DB11 with around 500 hp. The current V8 Vantage produces 430 hp, so expect the new model to exceed the outgoing car’s 4.8 second 0-62 mph time and 190-mph top speed. Later down the line, a V12 variant is expected to follow with the same 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged engine found in the V12 DB11. Aston Martin has yet to confirm when it will be lifting the wraps off the new Vantage, but a reveal is expected later this year. The teasers indicate that a reveal could be imminent, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see the next-generation Vantage make its world debut at the forthcoming Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.