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Spied: 2018 Aston Martin Vantage caught testing on the Ring

Spied: 2018 Aston Martin Vantage caught testing on the Ring image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | posted June 22, 2016 14:42

Aston Martin Vantage to be all-new come 2018

Aston Martin's smallest GT will be all-new come 2018 after our spy photographers snapped some pictures of what looks to be the new-generation Vantage.

At first glance, the 2018 Vantage appears to resemble the new DB11. A closer look however, revealed that the camouflaged car is shorter compared to the flagship model in terms of length. Moreover, the Vantage gets a different set of taillights. This could mean that the Vantage will retain its 2-seat layout compared to the DB11's 2+2 seating configuration.

Rear quarter of the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage

Underpinning the 2018 Vantage will be a shortened aluminum chassis based off the DB11. With it, the all-new Vantage will be longer, wider and slightly lower than the outgoing model.

The new 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 is expected to make its way in the 2018 Vantage as a range-topping model, though worth noting is the addition of a new twin-turbo V8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG. This was made possible after the Gaydon-based automaker inked a technical partnership with Daimler, Mercedes-Benz and AMG's parent company, back in 2013.

Rear of the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage

The car shown in the images is apparently driven by the new twin-turbo V8 according to our spy photographers.

Transmission options may still include the tried and tested 6-speed manual, along with the new 8-speed automatic transmission.

Side profile of the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage

The coupe version of the 2018 Vantage may arrive around the end of 2017, while the roadster variant may follow suit after a few months.