It will be sorely missed. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage was one of the cars that really helped Aston Martin get back on its feet after almost 10 years of toil, and bad, unloved cars. It’s certainly not a car for wimps. It’s got a 5.9-liter V12, tons of power, a manual transmission, rear-wheel-drive, and an exhaust note that sounds like it just came out of a Jaguar E-Type with the V12. All of this adds together to create the ultimate high-class hooning machine. Plus, it’s got stunningly good looks, and an interior that rivals a Bentley Mulsanne.
It will be sorely missed, but you can expect the next generation V12 Vantage to be incrementally better. It’s gotten four years of great reviews and racing success, so it should come as no surprise that the next generation should be much better. If the new Vanquish is any indication of what is to come, than I can’t wait to see the next generation V12 Vantage!
Note: for the uneducated auto linguist, hooning means to drive in a goofy, unsafe manner.