Aston Martin’s smallest, the Vantage sports car, has just undergone a serious powertrain makeover, and we’ve already tested the results on the track. This fourth-generation Aston Martin V12 Vantage features a 690hp turbocharged V12 sourced from the Aston Martin DB11 and Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. It is now rated for a top speed of 200 mph; it accelerates faster than any other Vantage; and it’s 20 times heavier than any of its Vantage siblings.
It is also the last time Aston Martin will put a V12 engine under the low bonnet of a Vantage super sports car, he says, as electrification rises among its business priorities, and it adopts more engines from Mercedes-AMG rather than those built at its former owner Ford’s engine plant in Cologne, Germany.
It is very rare for a car manufacturer to announce the imminent end of life of one of its models; so, in this case, does ultimate also mean better? Matt Saunders took to Aston Martin’s Stowe Circuit at Silverstone to find out.
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This notice was published: 2022-05-12 16:01:25