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Aston Martin confirms that it will produce a V12-powered Vantage again, but likely for the last time.

Aston Martin has provided a brief, but tantilising teaser for its upcoming ‘Final Edition’ Vantage that will be powered by a thumping 12-cylinder engine. Due to be launched in 2022, ten years will have elapsed since the last V12 Vantage rolled down the production line.

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Leaving much to the imagination, Aston Martin’s press release is rather short:

01 December 2021, Gaydon, UK: You’ve heard about it. You will certainly hear it
coming. V12 Vantage. It’s not just a Limited Edition, it’s a Final Edition. Returning in
2022.

There is, however, no doubt that the last bent-eight from Aston Martin will be quite the swansong with a short video provided that let’s us hear the V12 before it debuts (below)

It is likely this will be the last 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 (the same engine in DB11 and DBS Superleggera) Aston Martin fits into its Vantage and we should expect rattling performance north of 500kW. You can read our full preview on the 2022 Aston Martin Vantage V12 here.

It will be a wild ride for the Vantage which is otherwise downsizing thanks to Mercedes-AMG’s ubiquitous and very well proven 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8, itself good for 500-plus kilowatts in vehicles such as the AMG GT Black Series despite one third fewer cylinders.

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But the V12 brings a soundtrack that the V8 can’t touch and in a time of downsizing, let alone electrifying, it is nice to see such large lumps of metal being entrusted for the job in flagship supercars.

Further details, such as production limits and price, which should be small and high respectively, remain to be announced.

You can also read our Aston Martin V12 Speedster review here.

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