2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coming Back for a Final Edition

2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage – It’s true, Aston Martin will indeed bring back the legendary V12 Vantage once again. However, the announcement is sweet. Since the gasoline-guzzling V12 engine is already on the exit, the V12 Vantage could be the last version of the engine-powered British sports car. As of now, Aston Martin has only confirmed that the V12 Vantage is coming in 2022 and teased a cute teaser that features the exhaust note of the booming V12. It’s hard to contain our excitement.

2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Review

The Vantage badge first appeared in 1950, with the DB2 Vantage as a performance option. Vantage was a 2.6-liter 6 cylinder engine adjusted to a greater compression ratio, as well as more enhancements were pushing the output of 105 horsepower up to 125 hp. The name was re-used when it was paired with DB4 Vantage, DB5 Vantage as well as the DB6 Vantage, to signify the more powerful variants that were available from Aston Martins.

The year 1977 was the time that Aston Martin decided to take the name and turn it into its distinctive model. It was the birthplace of the legendary Aston Martin V8 Vantage. It was described as Britain’s first supercar, with 170 mph as its highest speed as well as a 0-60 mph speed in 5.3 seconds. It was a full one-tenth of a second faster over Daytona. Ferrari Daytona. The first time the V12 Vantage came into existence was in the DB7 V12 Vantage in 1999. In the Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin presented the 5.9-liter V12-powered version that had 400 lb-ft and 420 horsepower. torque. It claimed a maximum speed of 186 mph and could reach 0-60 at a speed of 4.9 seconds. The model was so popular that the sales of the regular DB7 that had the supercharged inline-6 cylinder engine decreased significantly before its demise shortly following.

In 2005 it was in 2005 that the Vantage name returned as a stand-alone model, as the first model of the Aston range. It was initially driven by the 4.3-liter V8 motor later an even larger 4.7-liter V8 motor was added which produced 420 horsepower and 347 pounds of torque. The Vantage was Britain’s answer to Porsche’s Porsche Cayman 987. Aston was the next stop. Aston noticed something was lacking from the 172.5 in the long and 73.5 broad Vantage. They decided to incorporate the massive naturally aspirated 5.9-liter V12 AM11 engine from the 2008 DBS into the small chassis. After a few sketches and prototypes were created and it was decided to build the V12 Vantage as we know was born in the year 2009. It was a beast with 510 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. It could accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 4.2 seconds. It also had it could reach 190mph at its top speed. There was also a more powerful version dubbed”the V12 Vantage S that made 565 horsepower and 457 pounds of torque due to modifications made to the engine. The time from 0-60 mph dropped to 3.9 seconds and was able to reach the speed of 205 miles per hour. The infant Aston was then the fastest production model ever built in Aston’s history.

V12 Vantage was so good and so well-loved that it was the subject of the end of a decade of production, with numerous special edition models, including those of the V12 Zagato, GT12 with the dog-leg 7-speed manual Vantage AMR, AMR Pro, and the last V600. Aston Martin launched an all-new version of the Vantage in the year 2018. The Vantage is now in partnership with Mercedes-AMG The Vantage is a derivative of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine from the AMG line-up, producing 505 PS and 505 pounds of torque. It is also available with a manual transmission. Vantage AMR is offered a manual transmission, too. In the upcoming V12 Vantage, Aston has not released a single detail about the car and not even a sketch. The larger 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 is expected to be sold by its older siblings that are the DB11 as well as the DBS Superleggera. Since the engine produces different numbers of power for the two models. We’ll be praying and hope that it’s tuned to full bore 715 horsepower with the big-chested 664 lb-ft, as in the V12 Vantage rightfully should be. It’s likely to utilize the ZF 8-speed auto, instead of the Mercedes 9-speed transmission that is sourced from Mercedes.

2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Specs
2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Specs

If the expectations aren’t quite high enough, we think some design elements from the V12 Speedster could trickle down to the V12 Vantage as well. Similar to its predecessor V12 Speedster, the V12 model will have certain aggressive design and design cues. Images of the prototype show that it would have a new front grille, more exhaust outlets, air intakes, and an extra power bulge on the top of the hood to accommodate the larger V12 engine.

2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Redesign
2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Redesign

2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Rumors

It’s a bit depressing to realize that this will be the last V12 Vantage ever before it becomes electrified later on. It is best to be grateful that we have another generation of a purebred Vantage to ride off to the sunset.