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Aston Martin Shows Off New V8 Vantage, Sort Of

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Last month we uncovered patent images showing off a new Aston Martin we thought was the new Vantage and it turns out we were right, with the British automaker today releasing teaser images of the new coupe.

Aston Martin says the design you see here is close to the finalized design for the upcoming Vantage, which will debut before the end of the year. The camouflage is covering up most of the particulars, but the general shape of the front-engine sports car can be easily made out and the rear diffuser and exhausts are entirely exposed. Between these photos and the patent images we uncovered, the Vantage’s design is far from a mystery.

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Under the hood of the new V8 Vantage will likely be the same 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged AMG-sourced V8 found in the recently unveiled DB11 V8. In that car, the engine makes 503 horsepower, but we could see it producing a bit more in the V8 Vantage seeing as it’s a much sportier application. The V12 Vantage should also make a return with Aston’s 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 between the two front wheels, which makes 600 horsepower in the DB11.

We’ll have more information on the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage as its debut date nears.