This British company is still a design-led one and we are all glad. Aston Martin never stops surprising us with each new model and we are thankful for that. Just recently they decided to grace us with a new 2019 Aston Martin V8 Vantage which is still covered with a hefty amount of camo mainly because it will not be shown officially until much later this year.
The camo on this sports coupe is doing its job great because we couldn’t see any of the details on this car, but we will have to make due with what we have because this is the best view of it we will all get to its public reveal. As we managed to find out this prototype is pretty much the closest to what this 2-seater should look like. As you can see it’s got an oversized clamshell, just like the DB11 had but that’s all from the noticeable similarities. Instead, the 2019 Aston Martin V8 Vantage draws inspiration from the sportier DB10, which was specially built for the James Bond movie Spectre.
This is all best seen at the vehicle’s front end which is dominated by an inverted grille and sharply tapered headlights. It pretty much resembles on a robotic shark if you ever saw one. The back of the vehicle uncovers some of the old V8 Vantage’s taillights, but with a modern finish, while the diffuser has that over-the-top sporty appearance, which could be seen on the Vanquish S.
We also managed to find out that the standard 2019 Aston Martin V8 Vantage could receive a 4.0 L twin-turbo V8 developed by Mercedes-AMG. This engine develops 503 HP in an AMG GT S and it should be fair to expect the same power output in the Aston, but there is the other side of the coin as well. Since British choose to do their own tuning of the powertrain we believe that the 503 HP number is a bit too high. The second variant could be the V12 variant powered by the DB11’s 5.2 L twin-turbo unit, but thanks to a change that is hitting Europe we believe that this is a highly unlikely option. What is a bit more likely is that there will be a hybrid powertrain fitted somewhere down the line. It is also expected that the 2019 Aston Martin V8 Vantage is going to target a 0 to 62 MPH sprint time of 4 seconds and a top speed bigger than 190 MPH.