Aston Martin V12 Vantage
As the new, twin-turbo AMG V8 Vantage storms in, out sidles the peak of the old baby Aston range, with the naturally aspirated 5.9-litre V12 and a seven-speed manual gearbox, good for over 200mph, and requiring balls of steel to actually extract that.
This is big-engine-in-little-car hot-rodding at its finest. But fear not, Aston won’t admit it yet, but it’s already measuring up the new Vantage’s engine bay to slot in the DB11’s turbocharged V12. That might make this goodbye a little easier to bear.