The Aston Martin Vantage has remained relatively untouched for quite some time, but the English automaker is shaking up the model with the inclusion of the Mercedes-AMG GT’s M178 V8 engine.
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While the exacts of the car still remain under wraps, AutoEvolution’s spy photographers caught the car being tested on Nurburgring roads. They also suggest that with this engine, a new gearbox and chassis, this year’s Vantage could be quicker than the V12 Vantage.
Aside from the engine, the new Vantage is also getting a decent facelift. Aston Martin has noted before that the Vantage would take after the DB10, and this video seems to conclude that.
Hear the new Vantage for yourself by clicking play below.