Add Aston then to the ranks of exotic manufacturers who seem to be leaning into what feels like a crescendo for internal combustion over the next couple of years. What else do we know? Well, from the video it not only sounds like the Vantage has had a heart transplant but that said heart has been juiced up a bit. Those revs sound a little higher than what we’ve heard to date from the 5.2-litre V12, no? That along with the “it’s not just a Limited Edition, it’s a Final Edition” line seems to suggest this V12 Vantage will go beyond the engine swap and visual tickle the old car got. Prototypes that have been spotted testing conceal what appears to be all new bodywork with a wider track, bigger grille and central V12 Speedster-style exhaust outlets.
As for performance specs, it’s a tough guess. The first V12 Vantage matched the contemporary DBS for power, with which it shared its engine. This time around, that would make the new V12 Vantage a 720PS-plus (530kW) car. If this car is to share a relation to the V12 Speedster, 700PS-plus (514kW) would check out too.