We’ve speculated that it would not be outside the realm of possibility for Aston Martin to stick a V-12 in the Vantage once again, especially considering the recently released limited-production V12 Speedster. Ladies and gents, it is finally happening: A V12 version of Aston’s grand tourer returns for another year and will soon grace our roads.
Yes, you read that correctly. The British luxury carmaker has confirmed that there will be a V-12-powered Vantage coming in 2022. Based on an obtuse video teaser (below), you can hear a sample of the 2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Final Edition firing on all twelve cylinders. Unfortunately, though, Aston Martin did not share any visual clues to illustrate the resurrected model, but it may very well be more hardcore looking than the current V-8-powered Vantage.
If the topless V12 Speedster we drove earlier this year is any indication, the V12 Vantage Final Edition likely will feature the same twin-turbo 5.2-liter 12-cylinder engine. This powerplant generates an exhilarating 690 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque. Stick-shift enthusiasts would surely relish a manual transmission while slashing through canyon roads and cruising on picturesque backroads to the V-12’s soundtrack…However, this V-12 sports car probably will be equipped with an eight-speed automatic. So much for the dogleg gearbox in the stunning V12 Vantage S.
There’s no word yet on the approximate time frame for when the V12 Vantage Final Edition lands in showrooms. As for pricing, the 503-hp Vantage that employs a V-8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG starts at around $139,000. It is reasonable to estimate that the more powerful luxury GT will have a window sticker of well over $200,000. Be on the lookout for future updates on this developing story.
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