2018 Aston Martin Vantage revealed in patent images

Pantent images of the Aston Martin Vantage have surfaced online, prior to its November 21 reveal date.

The images reveal the full styling of the Vantage, which adopts a simple front-end with a more prominent grille that on the DB10, which in the past has been compared in terms of styling. The images, which appeared for the first time on autoguide, but also reveal a large rear diffuser, and subdued styling, with the lights, which occupies a thin strip on the car, the top of the board.

Two recent official pictures of the Vantage, which has shown its front and rear light design for the first time in front of the car reveal, are the best look we’ve had of the car from Aston Martin, but the previous spy photos, and this latest batch of patent images confirm a DB10-like look.

The image of a covered car confirms that the model from which to take inspiration from the DB10, using a full-length rear light strip – a fashionable, on-trend design that is also applied to models such as the new Porsche 911. Even more important, the preview image shows a large rear wing, suggesting that the GTE version of the Vantage will also be revealed alongside the road variant.

The advantage of the shape is hidden in the official image, but previous sightings of test cars to show its appearance and position, which appears to be almost identical to the DB10, which has featured in the James Bond film ” Spectre. Some of the details also clearly the influence of the Vulcano hypercar. Previous sightings of the baby Aston was a cut-up DB11 mule.

The Vantage uses a new generation of aluminium architecture that is a shortened version of the DB11’s. Should be lighter and more torsionally rigid than its predecessor, improving the agility.

The entry-level Aston before arriving as a V8, using the Mercedes-AMG engine has recently launched in DB11. The 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine is expected to produce around 500bhp standard of observation. The motor is supplied as part of a technical partnership between Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG and use the software.

That extra power compared to the existing 430bhp in the current V8 Vantage is set to contribute to undermining the 0-62mph time of 4.8 sec, edging the car closer to 4.0 sec. The maximum speed will exceed 190mph.

Aston Martin is expected to offer a new point of view with a choice of a six-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission.

As the current point of view, a V12 variant is also due, using the same 5.2-litre, twin-turbo engine found in the V12 DB11.

Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer has already confirmed that the new Vantage will be shown to the end of 2017, while a V12 version will come at a later date. A hardcore AMR-brand car from the track, is also likely to be the order of the day.

The V8 Vantage will cost slightly more than the current car’s £94,995 starting price.

As part of a new model blitz, all of Aston Martin’s key drive will be updated and complemented by a new DBX and SUV Lagonda. Electric Rapid was also confirmed at the beginning of this year, the limited-run model to enter production in 2019.

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