The Aston Martin Vantage is finally getting the performance it deserves.
Aston Martin is giving the current-generation Vantage a very special send-off. After a mysterious prototype was spied racing around the Nurburgring a few months ago, Aston Martin announced the long-awaited return of the V12 Vantage. The first official teaser photo gave us a sneak peek at the supercar's front end, and Aston Martin also treated us to a sample of the V12's raucous soundtrack.
Ahead of its debut, Aston Martin has released a new tantalizing teaser video giving us a first look at the car's rear end. In the short video, the rear of the V12 Vantage is dominated by a large, downforce-enhancing rear wing.
Notably, the wing was absent on the prototype we spied a few months ago. Other design details are deliberately darkened, but the rear of the prototype featured a more aggressive diffuser and a pair of centrally mounted exhaust tips. Once again, we also get to hear the supercar's sinister-sounding V12 engine roar.
Aston Martin hasn't revealed any technical specifications yet, but the hardcore Vantage is expected to use the same 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 found in the V12 Speedster. This unit generates 700 horsepower in the V12 Speedster but will reportedly be detuned to around 670 hp in the new Vantage.
Nevertheless, this is a massive power bump over the last-generation V12 Vantage, which produced 563 hp from a naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V12. In terms of styling, the V12 Vantage will be distinguished by a vented hood and wider fenders.
According to sources, the V12 Vantage has already been shown privately to prospective customers before its public debut next March. Production will be reportedly limited to 299 examples, and we won't be surprised if it sells out fast as this will likely be the last ever V12-powered Vantage. Expect Aston Martin to drop a few more revealing teasers before the big debut in a few months.