The Aston Martin V12 Vantage Debuts Today: Watch The Livestream Right Here
The wait for the 2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage is finally over. Aston will unveil the car tomorrow, ie the 16th of March. The V12 is finally making a comeback to the Vantage line, and boy, are we excited!
UPDATE: The Aston Martin Vantage debuts today at 8 a.m. EDT. Watch the livestream right here:
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Aston Martin DBX Coupe – Is It Inevitable?
The Aston Martin DBX was a controversial success from launch and, today, it accounts for more that 50-percent of the company’s global sales. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that there are more derivatives of the DBX coming – a move that is expected to keep demand high and make up for the fact that Aston Martin occupies just a small portion of the SUV market. Some of the new DBX models coming are at least somewhat expected, but you might not like all of what Aston Martin is planning.
Aston Martin DBX S Spied During Winter Test
Earlier today Aston Martin dropped a teaser video that announced the arrival of the "world’s most powerful luxury SUV" on February 1st, 2022. Just a few hours later our spy photographers were able to catch the upcoming range-topping version of the DBX out for some last-minute testing in the snow.
2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS test mule spied again
Aston Martin is preparing to say "Good Bye" to the V-12 engine with one last special edition Vantage. It will be called Vantage RS and should be unveiled in the first half of 2022.
A test mule confirmed once again the existence of the Vantage RS, as our spy photographers caught it out for a testing session on the public roads at the Nürburgring, while the track is closed.
The model will be limited to only 299 units.
2022 Aston Martin V-12 Vantage Will Mark The End Of An Era
These Photos Confirm Aston Martin Has a High-Performance DBX in the Works
Back in August 2021 we learned that Aston Martin was planning a whole bunch of different DBX models, and I even went so far to suggest that a DBX coupe is inevitable. These new spy shots aren’t of that crazy model, but this is the DBX S – the high-performance DBX that you probably didn’t know you’d want. Our photographers caught it blazing around the Nürburgring in all its glory.
The Aston Martin Vanteon Could Hint At Aston Martin’s Future Design Language
It’s safe to say Aston Martin is late to the EV/hybrid bandwagon. With that being said, we already know that the British carmaker is already headed in that direction and the first of three (so far) planned EV models is said to debut in 2025. Like other makers, the change will not be sudden, as it’s being foreshadowed by revisions to the DB11, as well as other models. With Aston Martin’s upcoming EV models, one has to ask, how will future Aston Martin models look? Pixel artist Dejan Hristov may have the answer.
A New Prototype Suggests Aston Martin Is Doing Unthinkable Things to the Vantage
Aston Martin is one of the more enigmatic brands that we occasionally remember is up to something. That said, the British brand, like others, has a certain pattern in which it does things. When the previous-generation Vantage came out, it was equipped with a 4.3-liter V-8. It later grew to a 4.7-liter, but performance was still "meh" compared to some Ferrari or Porsche offerings. That said, in 2009, the entry-level Aston Martin got a V-12. Now, it seems Aston Martin is about to do the same thing to the current Vantage.
Don’t Wait Too Long to Buy a New Aston Martin Vantage or DB11
Quite recently, we talked about the 2022 revisions for the Aston Martin DB11, which aim to simplify the model’s lineup, in order to make room for a future EV version. With that being said, we now know with certainty that Aston Martin’s internal combustion engine days are numbered, as the next-generation Vantage and DB11 will be fully electric. Tobias Moers – Aston Martin CEO – confirmed it in an interview with Automotive News Europe. "The succession of our traditional sports segment has to be full electric, no doubt", Moers said.
Aston Martin Accidentally Teased a New Version of the Valkyrie Hypercar
It looks like Aston Martin isn’t done yet with the Valkyrie series. A recent scoop tipped off to Jalopnik reveals a heavily modified version of Aston’s upcoming hypercar. Unlike some renders, we can be rest assured that this new aggressive avatar of the Valkyrie is for real as it was found on Aston Martin’s official website.
Aston Martin And Ferrari Will Square Off With Electric Sports Cars In 2025
When it comes to hybrid and electric drivetrains, Aston Martin and Ferrari are some of the most intriguing car companies. Yes, Ferrari has more than one model, powered by a hybrid powertrain, but a fully electric version is still out of the question. Or rather, it was. According to the latest intel, Ferrari is indeed preparing to launch their first fully electric model, in 2025. As for Aston Martin, their Valhalla is said to undergo substantial revisions, following its debut, set for 2023, foreshadowing the brand’s first EV, set to make an appearance in 2025 – the same time as Ferrari.
What Kind of Aston Martin Vantage Could This Be?
Aston Martin Will Leverage An AMG Powertrain to Breathe Life into the Valhalla
Despite having been delayed from its original 2022 launch, the Aston Martin Valhalla is still coming. There is, however, a good chance that the Valhalla will arrive in a different form from what Aston Martin originally intended. At the heart of the possible changes is Aston’s brand new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, which may not end up in the Valhalla as intended. Instead, the mid-engined supercar will likely be equipped with a Mercedes-AMG powertrain that Aston Martin now has access to as part of a new technical partnership between the two brands. The revised Aston Martin Valhalla is now scheduled to arrive in 2023.
Aston Martin Isn’t Done With AMG Engines - Not Now, Not Ever
Back in March 2020, we heard rumors that Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz could part ways as the German firm will phase out the AMG-built 4.0-liter V-8. But the two brands renewed their partnership in October. The new agreement transfers 20 percent of Aston Martin shares to Mercedes, while the Brits get hybrid and EV technology in exchange. But this doesn’t mean that Aston Martin is giving up on internal combustion power. Speaking at the Financial Times Future of the Car Summit, Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll said that the British company will continue to offer gasoline-only sports cars alongside hybrids and EVs.
The Aston Martin Valhalla’s New Hybrid V-6 Will Soon Spread to the Rest of the Lineup
Just weeks apart from one another, we learned not only that Aston Martin was working on its own hybridized V-6 and that the version found in the Valhalla supercar will be named TM01, after the great Tadek Marek. Now, thanks to a new interview between Aston CEO, Andy Palmer, and Autocar, we’ve learned even more about the sheer versatility of the TM01 and what the future holds for it. As it turns out, it’s going to be spread across the entire Aston range over the next few years – an important development, no doubt.