Aston Martin confirms a V12-powered Vantage Final Edition is coming next year

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by Vijay Pattni | Dec 2, 2021
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Aston Martin has confirmed it will once again shoehorn a massive V12 into its smallest car, and, yes, we can officially call it: Christmas has come early.

An almost comically short press release reads thusly: “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.”

And that’s yer lot. No powertrain details, no performance figures, not even a cool, moodily shaded teaser sketch. But it’s enough to a) get you spooled up, and b) have you searching the classifieds for old V12 Vantages.

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Indeed, the old V12 Vantage, discontinued back in 2018 with a final run of V600 models, was the last time a 12-cylinder was stuffed inside the baby Aston’s engine bay. Less a ‘car’ and more a 5.9-liter naturally aspirated work of art that threw in doors, seats, and some leather trim for free.

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You’d expect this new V12 Vantage to deploy Aston’s 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 that punches so feverishly in both the DB11 and the DBS. Both cars, don’t forget, extract different amounts of power from that twelve-pot, so the campaign to get the DBS’s tune–all 715hp of it–as opposed to the DB11’s 621hp starts here.

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More as we have it. In the meantime, there’s a short teaser video that you can put on repeat for the rest of your day below. It’s beginning to feel a lot like…

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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