As do most cars during high-speed Nurburgring testing.
At first glance, the next-generation Aston Martin Vantage looks awfully like the DB10, the slick coupe designed specifically for James Bond in "Spectre." That’s because it does, despite the camouflage on this particular prototype recently shot testing at the Nurburgring. Due to arrive for 2019, the new Vantage will surely be a looker, but it’s also what’s under the hood that deserves attention: the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 initially developed by AMG found in the larger DB11.
Aston Martin hasn’t confirmed this engine choice, but it does make complete and total sense given the way the industry is heading. We’ve also heard that AM, God bless ‘em, will offer the new Vantage with either a manual or automatic transmission.
That’s about all we know thus far, but we really like what’s going on in this video, recently shot by StatesideSupercars at the Nurburgring. The new Vantage’s proportions, like the current car, look spot-on. It’s relatively compact and more of a focused track tool than the larger, DB11 grand tourer. What we’re wondering is, again like the outgoing Vantage, whether it’s possible to stuff the DB11’s other available engine, the twin-turbo V12, into the engine bay. That’d be quite something, and hopefully it will be confirmed later. In the meantime, enjoy the video.