Aston Martin Vantage Takes Another Lap on the Nurburgring

The new Aston Martin Vantage should debut sometime in early 2018.

Spy photographers have caught the new Aston Martin Vantage testing on the Nurburgring again, this time wearing a different coat of camouflage. Riding on a shorter version of the Aston Martin DB11’s aluminum platform, the new Vantage will be slightly longer, wider, and lower than its predecessor. Expect to see plenty of influence from the DB11’s interior finding its way into the Vantage, as well as the latest technologies.

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Under the hood, the Vantage will turn to a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine sourced from AMG, and it will likely be offered with two different power stages. You should also expect a range-topping Vantage V12 offering with a new 5.2-liter V12 lurking in the engine bay. For now, the Vantage should be available with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but there’s a possibility the British automaker will add an automatic transmission as an option.

Look for it to debut as a coupe next year, before the convertible version follows six to nine months later.

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