V12 Vantage? Spy shots show even hotter Aston testing

Published: 27 August 2021

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Aston Martin is prepping another hot Vantage, and this time it might have 12 cylinders instead of eight. Our spy pictures show an altogether more aggressive version of the brand’s ‘entry-level’ supercar, with new vents, details and aero furniture suggesting a hotter, more powerful powertrain lurks underneath. 

What are we looking at?

CAR understands Gaydon’s engineers have swapped the usual V8 for a V12, and several details on the car point to this being the case. New, camo’d outlets on the mule’s hood suggest higher cooling requirements, and there’s also a wider, more aggressive front and rear apron. 

At the rear, this Vantage sports a centre-mounted dual exhausts, vastly different to the standard configuration. Sources suggest they’re connected to the same 700bhp V12 as found in Aston Martin’s limited-edition Speedster.

When will we see it?

Ever since Tobias Moers’ arrival, there has been an increased focus on Gaydon’s entry-level supercar, and there’s no signs of it stopping. With that in mind, we’re expecting the reveal of a new V12 Vantage to coincide with a facelift next year.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast