New Aston Martin Vantage V8 Caught Testing at the Nurburgring

Aston Martin seems to be readying quite a few new models. 

Earlier this week spy photographers caught the British automaker testing a hotter DB11 S and the DB11 Volante convertible, and now we have shots of the next-generation Vantage V8.

At first glance, it looks like the Aston Martin DB11, but a closer look reveals it’s smaller and is a true two-seater compared to the DB11’s 2+2 format. The next-gen sports car will ride on a shortened version of the DB11’s aluminum platform and is believed to be slightly longer, wider and lower than the current Vantage.

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Look for the Aston Martin Vantage V8 to be powered by an AMG-sourced 4.0-liter V8, likely with two different power stages for shoppers to choose from. The all-new 5.2-liter V12 from the DB11 should also find its way under the hood on a more powerful variant, like the current Vantage V12. Standard transmission will likely be a six-speed manual, while an automatic transmission is a possibility.

The coupe model should debut by fall 2017 and you can expect to see the convertible version following sometime next year.

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