In case you missed it, Aston Martin recently unveiled the new Vantage. This all-new twin-turbo, 503bhp V8 super coupe marks a very definitive full-stop for the current Vantage, a British stalwart that’s been in production for the last 12 years. Well, sort of. Aston has announced a limited run of V600 V12 models, which will definitely be the last for the outgoing platform. And engine.
The new Vantage of course, marks the opening of a new chapter for Aston, one that’ll see seven cars fire out of the pipeline with yearly regularity between now and 2023. They include a new Vanquish, the DBX (the five-door, all-electric crossover), a new plush Lagonda as well as ‘special ops’ cars like the Valkyrie and a successor to the One-77.
But this ambitious plan also delivers a black hand to the naturally-aspirated V12 Vantage. Here’s why we’re going to be pouring some out for our homeboy.
Words: Rowan Horncastle
Photography: Drew Gibson