Aston Martin unveiled a new generation of its V12 Vantage in March and sadly the car has been confirmed as the latest of its kind.
Production will be limited to only 333 units worldwide, and if you want one, you’re too late because all the build slots are sold out.
Deliveries begin in the second quarter of 2022, and final testing is now being conducted, including in Germany’s Nবারrburging race track where a camouflage prototype was recently spotted.
The V12 Vantage is designed to go against extreme track-focused vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Black Series and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Aston Martin brings a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 for combat that delivers a maximum of 690 hp and 555 pound-feet of torque. The engine delivers the same figures in the 2020 V12 Speedster Special Edition, a car that has a lot in common with the V12 Vantage and they help deliver speeds of 0-60 mph 3.4 seconds and 200 mph.
Final Aston Martin V12 Vantage
There are plenty of chassis and aerodynamic modes to go with the beefed-up powertrain. The list includes new dampers, anti-roll bars, bushes, spring rate, body reinforcement and a wide track. The huge rear wing is also missing, though buyers have the option to omit this feature.
Unlike the previous V12 Vantage, which came with a manual transmission, the only transmission here is the Vantage’s 8-speed automatic, albeit fast, with unique calibration for crisper switching. Aston Martin finally plans to phase out the manual transmission with the arrival of an updated vantage lineup later this year.
The price of the V12 Vantage has not been announced but is probably close to the $ 200,000 mark. The current Vantage lineup is already topping $ 162,000 with the Vantage F1 version launched for 2021.
You might be wondering why Aston Martin is killing the V12 Vantage. Automaker plans to launch hybrid and electric vehicles in the future and this electrification strategy will extend to its sports car lineup. In fact, Aston Martin has already locked an electric sports car for 2025.