That rear wing looks massive.
Aston Martin made news recently when it announced a major shift towards electrification by the end of the decade. But before the company waves goodbye to internal combustion, it has plenty of awesome gasoline-powered products to reveal. The company recently revealed two new safety cars for Formula 1, based on the Vantage and DBX. These safety cars both looked incredible, but now the UK automaker just teased something customers can actually purchase.
After the CEO hinted that a new 2021 Aston Martin Vantage variant was on the way, the company just posted a teaser on its Twitter account. Only a single shadowy image is available, but it's enough to build up hype for what looks like a more track-focused model.
From what we can see in the image, this new Vantage variant will be far more extreme than any current model, with a massive rear wing that looks inspired by the F1 safety car. The wheels look different than any current Vantage, and the grille appears like the updated unit, not the original "Hunter" one inspired by the Vulcan. The car is wearing a green and yellow paint scheme, a nod to Aston's racing liveries.
We expect this car to be a lot like the old Vantage GT12, a track-focused model that only sold 100 units. This new car could also sell in low volume, though nothing is set in stone just yet. When it arrives, this new Vantage should stack up nicely against the recently-revealed Porsche 911 GT3.
No other details about the car were provided with the teaser, but Aston Martin did announce a reveal date. The new Vantage will be shown on March 22, 2021, meaning there are only a few days left until we see it. Pricing should start much higher than the Vantage's current $139,000 MSRP, likely creeping closer to $200,000. We expect the car will produce more than the 503 horsepower found in the standard Vantage, but it's unclear if Aston will use a tuned version of that car's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 or the twin-turbo V12 from the V12 Speedster.