Renowned British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has unveiled a new teaser image of its upcoming V12 Vantage. On 1st December 2021, Aston Martin released a teaser video of the 2022 Vantage, which showcased the sonorous V12 engine. The brand has already stated that the new Vantage will be the final Aston Martin to use a naturally-aspirated V12. Aston Martin has also announced that the replacements for its Vantage and DB11 will use electric powertrains starting from 2025.
2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage: Teaser Image
In the teaser image, the new 2022 V12 Vantage sits alongside its 2009 predecessor and the 2013 V12 Vantage S. The new flagship sports car seems to feature a new grille with horizontal flanks and vertical air intakes. The silhouette of the V12 Vantage also seems to indicate the presence of a prominent front lip spoiler for aerodynamics. According to some of the spy shots from the Nurburgring, the new sports car may feature centrally mounted exhaust tips.
2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage: Highlights
According to sources, the naturally-aspirated V12 will produce around 650 PS and will utilize a complete carbon fibre body. It has also been suggested that the new V12 Vantage will use an automatic transmission with no manual option. Based on the spy shots, the prototype test car features a large V-shaped bonnet scoop, hinting at the V12 motor. The previous iterations of the V12-powered Vantage include the Zagato, GT12 Coupe/Roadster, AMR Pro, and the V600.
Sources also suggest that Aston Martin will produce only 299 examples of the new V12 Vantage. It’s also been suggested that the world premiere of the new Vantage has been scheduled for March 2022. According to a March 2021 shareholder report, Aston Martin will continue to produce V12’s and V8’s until the year 2030. Aston Martin has commented that its track-based ICE vehicles will account for 5% of its annual production output by 2030.
In September 2021, Aston Martin announced the production version of its Valhalla concept hypercar, which uses a mid-engined hybrid V12. To implement a driver-focussed experience, Aston Martin has borrowed expertise from Formula One to build the chassis, electronics, and aerodynamics. With the help of the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team, the brand will focus on the supercar’s dynamic development. The Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team consists of renowned drivers such as Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll, and Nico Hulkenburg.
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