Aston Martin Vanquish Prototype Looks Like A DB11 On Steroids

An Aston Martin Vanquish prototype has been spied undergoing testing near the Nürburgring.

Looking significantly more aggressive than the DB11, the Vanquish features a honeycomb mesh grille which is flanked by unique LED headlights. The car has also been equipped with a front splitter and large air intakes.

Moving further back, we can see a familiar looking hood with camouflaged patches which likely cover larger air vents. Other notable features include new side skirts and a reworked rear end.

Speaking of the latter, the car has slender taillights that presumably span the width of the vehicle. Designers also installed a four-tailpipe exhaust system and an aggressive diffuser.

The DB11’s twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine is expected to carryover but it should be upgraded to produce more than 600 hp (447 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. The final figures remain unconfirmed but an output of between 650-700 hp (484-52 kW) is expected.

However, an earlier report claimed Aston Martin will push the Vanquish towards the “realm occupied by the Ferrari 812 Superfast.” This would be a substantial jump as the car has a 6.5-liter V12 engine with 789 hp (588 kW). It enables the model to rocket from 0-100 km (0-62 mph) in 2.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph).

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  • Nordschleife

    And oddly enough even unfinished it looks better than the current one on sale in my opinion. This might be the looker that was slightly missed when the DB11 was first shown.

    • SteersUright

      Exactly what I was thinking. Where the production DB11 looks too soft and effeminate, this one all matte, raw and unfinished, looks incredible somehow!

  • Honda NSX-R

    It’s gonna be badass!

  • Kingsley Mpofu

    Looks like a Jag from the front

  • Alexandro Pietro

    In black-prototipe looks scaring…

  • PkmnHK12

    Surprising how this has DB11 headlights but with a Vantage-like headlight shape, I quite like the looks of it from the front. The rear design looks a bit better than the DB11’s, even though it’s kinda odd to have a slim rear-lights that looked kinda resembles from the upcoming new Vantage or the DB10, but I wonder if it should look better with a slightly bigger wing or a slightly bigger spoiler-lip wing….

    But still, I can’t wait to see how it looks in a finished production appearance, hope it’s a proper good looking Aston design

  • Astonman

    I believe the reason this looks better to most people is the floating roof visual distraction has been eliminated with the color coordinated touch.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    No information when it is coming up?

  • Blade t

    They should sell it in that matt black….

  • Bob

    Please tell me they fixed the shape. That’s one thing that was perfect about Aston Martins. The DB11’s shape needs intervention.