A prototype for what’s believed to be the all-new, 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring.
The prototype appears to be the same or similar to the Aston prototype photographed in August, which we believed was a high-performance version of the DB11. New intel suggests this is actually the new Vanquish, with the Vanquish and DB11 set to share a platform and a myriad of components with each other.
Unlike the DB11, the Vanquish will put performance before comfort. This is evidenced by the slightly sportier styling on display here, from the lower chin spoiler up front to the tiny, upright rear spoiler and motorsport-inspired rear diffuser. Additionally, a quad-outlet exhaust replaces the dual-tip setup on the DB11 and large vents look to have been worked into the hood. It’s also worth noting the headlights and taillights on this test car are very different from those on the DB11.
It seems likely that the 2019 Vanquish will receive a more powerful version of the 600 horsepower, twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine found in the DB11. We’re not expecting a V8 version with the AMG-sourced 4.0-liter, though, as the Vanquish has historically been a V12 vehicle only. You can also expect stiffer suspension than the DB11’s and some added grip thanks to the aerodynamically enhanced exterior.
The 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish should debut sometime early next year before going on sale later in the year.
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