Like a bolt of lightning on the asphalt of the Nurburgring, a prototype appeared that could anticipate the arrival of the new Aston Martin Vantage V12 RS. On the German track, in fact, a camouflage-free forklift has been spotted showing the first changes that the restyling of the British sports car should bring with it. The biggest news should still be under the skin, with the oversized hood cover it suggests the presence of V12 and not the V8, hence the hypothesis that the British car manufacturer could bring back an Aston Martin Vantage V12 RS that has been missing since 2008.
From the design point of view, the new front grille can be seen, the additional air intakes and the generous dual exhaust. The replacement of the eight-cylinder with the V12 would give this restyling a 5.2-liter engine capable of delivering 700 hp, a power that would allow it to cover the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.5 seconds and to reach a maximum speed of 300 km / h. The introduction of the 12-cylinder already on the Vantage facelift would be in line with CEO Tobias Moers’ plan to introduce 10 new derivatives of existing models within the next two years. Moers has previously talked about the challenges faced by the brand to ensure that this engine could comply with the new and more stringent regulations in terms of emissions.
From this point of view a Vantage V12 RS it could be offered in a very limited series or in any case have a short life cycle so as not to influence the overall emissions of the brand’s range too much, as also suggested by Autocar. There should also be news from a technological point of view, with an update of the infotainment system. All these changes will take the Vantage on a path that in 2025 will see the introduction of a new all-electric coupe. A new challenge for the British brand which meanwhile does not want to give up its tradition by working on the restyling of Vantage to be presented in a short time.