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2024 Aston Martin Vantage previewed, debuts February 12

Aston Martin is about to unveil the 2024 Vantage, which is being described as a sports car “engineered for real drivers”… as opposed to, what, NPCs?

The new model is promising to be quite a desirable machine, as ever, coming in as the “fastest and most exhilarating” Vantage made for the road. No hard details have been confirmed yet, aside from this teaser image revealing a new gold exterior colour.

2024-Aston-Martin-Vantage prototype at Nurburgring

Taking a closer look, the side skirt appears to stick out further than before, with fat rear wheel arches encompassing a gold-trimming deep-dish wheel. Gold trim also highlights the side skirt, with a lengthy side gill contour making its way along the door.

We saw prototypes of the new model at the Nurburgring last year. It gave off a clear V8 soundtrack, which means it’ll carry over the Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. However, power will be turned up to 11.

This engine produces 375kW in the outgoing model, but also develops 430kW in a number of AMG applications, and even up to 500kW, such as in the new DB12 V8. However, we don’t think it’ll step on the toes of the DB12 for the sake of outright power.

The Vantage’s dynamic abilities are set to be widened, with new technologies expected to improve power delivery and driver engagement. Enhanced drive modes and a new, quad-outlet exhaust system are also in the mix.

2024-Aston-Martin-Vantage prototype at Nurburgring-rear

Other visual changes spotted on prototypes last year include larger headlights, a chunkier rear diffuser, and a more typical bonnet-shut setup potentially replacing the clamshell design. New-look wheels are also expected.

All will be revealed on February 12, along side the new Vantage GT3 and AMR24 race cars. Stay tuned. Check out our brief spy video below for a taste of its sound.

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic, but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.

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