Aston Martin is teasing a new V12 Vantage, and we can’t be more excited for the return of the brand’s ultimate speed star.

With the exception of the One-77, in its time the previous Aston Martin V12 Vantage was the fastest car that the brand had on offer. With a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 205 miles per hour, the V12 Vantage S meant business.

Aston Martin has once again teased on Instagram that the model will be returning for a new generation next year with a new image of the car's front end. Based on the bar that the last V12 Vantage set, expectations for the performance of the new model are very high. The Vantage is Aston Martin’s smaller, more sports-focused model, and as the past generations of the car have shown, the combination of a light and agile car with a roaring V12 has made for a performance machine that is rivaled by few. The current Vantage is impressive on its own, with a 3.6 second 0-60 time and a 195 mph top speed, and improving on those numbers is surely a difficult task. But with four more cylinders, we think Aston Martin is undoubtedly up to the job.

With tightening emissions restrictions spurring a move towards electric powertrains for Aston Martin and other sports and luxury auto manufacturers like it, the V12 Vantage may well be the last of its kind. It seems like Aston Martin wants it to go out with a bang, and considering the Instagram post is hashtagged with #NeverLeaveQuietly, we think it will.