Is This The New Aston Martin Vantage?

The Aston Martin Vantage has been around for over a decade and that feels like a century in the competitive world of luxury performance coupes.

Aston Martin has embarked on ambitious plan to revitalize and expand its lineup and we’ve already seen the first fruits of its labor in the new DB11. Now, thanks to some patent filings in Japan, we might be getting our first look at the next-generation Vantage.

Looking bold and aggressive, the pictures show a sporty coupe which has slender headlights and a unique grille which echoes the Vulcan. Moving further back, we can see front fender vents, a rakish windscreen, and flush-mounted door handles. The rear of the car is particularly aggressive as it boasts a massive diffuser, a dual exhaust system, and a prominent spoiler.

The resulting design is a departure from the classic lines penned by Henrik Fisker so many years ago, but the model appears to remain pretty faithful to the company’s new styling direction.

Aston Martin hasn’t said much about the next Vantage but the model is expected to ride on a shortened version of the DB11’s bonded aluminum platform. Engine options are also expected to be shared between the two models so expect the Vantage V8 to have an AMG-sourced twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 producing up to 503 bhp (375 kW) and 695 Nm (513 lb-ft) of torque.

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  • MarketAndChurch

    It feels like… more than anything, this design is gunning for Mclaren. Which is a shame. It’ll still be pretty awesome, but the grace of previous Astons will be lost with this car.

  • KenjiK

    I definitely don’t like their new headlights design.

  • Matthijs

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like the DB11…?

    • Nordschleife

      I don’t think you are. It had to grow on a lot of people myself included but I am sure it is still some people who do not like it

    • eb110americana

      Definitely not. The DB11 is pretty tacky looking. Yes, after all this time, Aston Martin had to go in a new direction. It’s just too bad that Saturn Ion tacked on pillars and busy clusters of LEDs are the result. Astons used to be sculptural forms with beautiful curves. They have lost that talent and replaced it with an abundance of heavy creases.

      The Vantage drawings actually look decent from the rear, but the front looks like it could be Ford Probe as far as I’m concerned.

  • Nordschleife

    I am so intrigued as to if this car is going to have a full width taillight bar now? Probably not but it looks like it could be TO ME in the schematics. I am also intrigued at the dotted side air intake as that was on the DB10.

    • eb110americana

      I would not be surprised at all if they went with the full-width light bar. If it means more LEDs, they will do it. I also like how the rearview mirrors are made of macaroni in arts and crafts (look closely, especially the top view).

  • Honda NSX-R

    That headlight shape reminds me of the S15 Silvia headlights.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Same.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It would do well to not look so much like the F-Type. Aston needs to find its design groove again.

  • Elmediterraneo

    This… with a V12 and 7 speed manual gearbox…. OMG

  • fgclolz

    As a fan of the 2007 V8 Vantage, I’m a fan of this evolutionary design! Especially after the DB11 just got weird.

    Maybe Doug DeMuro will get himself one at some point with bumper to bumper unlimited warranty, LOL!

    P.S. Please Aston, no two-tone BS like the DB11!

  • Cool guy

    Looks like the DB10 concept car

  • really hope the headlights won’t look like that.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Patent drawings are usually legit.

  • Vassilis

    Looking good!

  • fabri99

    So…where have grace, beauty and balance gone?

  • Bash

    My initial thought was no way!!, but as i keep going through the gallery i started thinking it might be it!!!

  • Puddingpopper

    They bringing back the ’97 MX-6???

  • BarryFastCars

    This looks really bad ass. Makes a 911 look very tame. I am still holding out hope that AM is developing a 2.6L inline 6 turbo based off the 5.2L V12 from the DB11. Aston certainly needs a 6 cylinder motor to compete with the 911 range. A 2.6L twin turbo inline 6 with right around 400hp would be amazing, especially if backed by a 6 speed manual. Astons history is almost inline 6 centric, and if you go back far enough the 2.6L displacement is very important to the brand.

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