Aston Martin has confirmed that a V12-powered Vantage is happening, celebrating the end of the 12-cylinder engine as a ‘Final Edition’
Sticking a V12 in the front of the existing Aston Martin Vantage is, when you think about it, rather pointless. The Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre V8 presently utilized by the car is, as shown by cars like the AMG GT Black Series as well as Aston’s very own reborn Valhalla hypercar, good for over 700bhp with some modifications. Why put dump something with around that same power but a whole lot more weight on the front end?
” Since why not” appears to be Aston’s solution, as the British firm has actually simply validated a brand new V12 Vantage. That it makes little sense just makes us all the a lot more happy it’s occurring.
The press release is so brief we might also recreate the entire point:
” You have actually found out about it. You will absolutely hear it coming. V12 Vantage. It’s not simply a Limited Edition, it’s a Final Version. Returning in 2022.”
Yep, you listened to that right – ‘Last Version’, a name no doubt picked since the end is nigh for Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre, twin-turbo V12. It’ll be a suitable send-off as we’re anticipating the power output to match that of the DBS Superleggera – 715bhp. In the Vantage’s portable package, this need to make for an outright trouble of a driving experience.
It won’t be as sharp as the V8 to drive, as that V12 weighs around 100kg greater than the AMG-sourced mill. That’s a great deal of added mass to burden the front end with, calling for an overhaul of the framework. Evaluating by examinations mules identified not so long back, the bodywork will likewise require to drastically alter to maintain the larger engine cool, with brand-new air consumption as well as a newly developed vented bonnet amongst the tweaks.
The V12 will be by far one of the most expensive Vantage we have actually seen yet. Since the F1 Edition is already ₤ 142,000, it wouldn’t be a shock to see a figure pushing ₤ 200,000 for the Last Edition.