Aston Martin dynamics chief engineer Matt Becker revealed the statistics and also that the Vantage will have a dry weight of 1530kg in a new promotional video (below), which features Red Bull Racing ace Max Verstappen.
Verstappen has provided Aston Martin engineers with feedback on the car as part of the brand's partnership with the Formula 1 racer's team. Part of his stint in the car, which will use the Mercedes-AMG V8 engine recently launched in the DB11, is shown in the video.
The car featured in the video is a second-phase development model, having come after the first mule and with two more cars due to follow. Although the Vantage's design is yet to be finalised, the current test car offers a good insight to how it'll look.
It sports a cleaner front end with a far more prominent grille than on the DB10, to which it has in the past been compared in terms of styling. Patent images that more clearly show the exterior's design (they first appeared on Porsche 911.
Like the current Vantage, a V12 variant is also due, using the same 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged engine found in the V12 DB11. A hardcore AMR-branded track car and GTE racer are also likely to be on the agenda.
The V8 Vantage will cost slightly more than the current car’s £94,995 starting price.