What To Expect From Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage Final Edition

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The newest Aston Martin V12 Vantage is the latest expectation to grace the auto world in 2022. Although the exact time is not made known to the public, thanks to the Twitter tease that has given a glimpse of what we should expect. Sadly, Aston Martin has confirmed that it will be the last of its kind with the automaker referring to the car as a final edition. Aston Martin plans to launch hybrids and electric cars in the future, and this electrification strategy will also extend to its sports car lineup. Aston Martin has already locked in an electric sports car for 2025.

The Vantage is expected to come with an oversized grille like that on the Vantage F1 Edition with flanking intakes and a front lip spoiler. That lip will be aerodynamically entangled with some downforce-generating devices in the back. The shaky-cam video tweet reveals a high wing with what look like serious endplates and a double diffuser that would create additional ground-hugging suction over the standard car’s diffuser. If the prototypes spotted at the Nürburgring can be trusted, a central exhaust will replace the tips normally existing under the diffuser wings.

The new Vantage will go several leaps deeper into the brutal territory. Considering CEO Tobias Moers’ time heading AMG, this feels like the company skipping a predictable V12 Vantage and going straight to a V12 Vantage Black Series.

With more teasers coming in for what will become the flagship Vantage in the range, we get the feeling a reveal is imminent. Rumors and whispers say we can expect the 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 to produce somewhere around 760 horsepower, which would be 20 ponies down on the same engine in the Vantage-based Aston Martin Speedster unveiled last year, 40 ponies above the DB11 with the V12. The Supercar Blog heard that all the body panels will be carbon fiber and that there will be just 299 examples built, all using an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Moers has said he plans 10 derivatives of existing models by 2023, the V12 Vantage’s tagline “Never Leave Quietly” leading us to believe this car will start the crescendo that announces the V12’s exit. The next Vantage and DB11 will go all-electric, the automaker pledging all its road cars will be battery-electric by 2030, with ICE builds reserved for track purposes.

The Exterior Design
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The Vantage is expected to come with an oversized grille like that on the Vantage F1 Edition with flanking intakes and a front lip spoiler. That lip will be aerodynamically entangled with some downforce-generating devices in the back. The shaky-cam video tweet reveals a high wing with what look like serious endplates and a double diffuser that would create additional ground-hugging suction over the standard car’s diffuser. If the prototypes spotted at the Nürburgring can be trusted, a central exhaust will replace the tips normally existing under the diffuser wings.

Under the Hood
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Under the hood should be Aston Martin’s 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-12, which the sound in the teaser points to. The engine has been tuned to deliver as much as 760 hp in the DBS GT Zagato, though expect something closer to 700 hp in the Vantage.

We may not likely have a manual transmission on offer, as was the case with the previous V12 Vantage. Aston Martin is expected to phase out the manual transmission with the arrival of the updated Vantage range. This means there should only be the current 8-speed automatic going forward.

Pricing
Pricing for the V12 Vantage will likely lie close to the $200,000 mark. The current Vantage range already tops out at $162,000 with the Vantage F1 Edition introduced for 2021.

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