The next-generation of the Aston Martin Vanquish is set to become the most hardcore iteration of the British supercar ever.
While spotters at the Nurburgring claim that Aston Martin is testing a faster version of the DB11, Autocar UK has stated that the car underneath the body of the DB11 test mule is, in fact, the next-generation Vanquish.
To help distinguish the new Vanquish from the DB11, Aston Martin is set to ramp up the power of the twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12 under the bonnet from the current 600bhp to somewhere closer to the 789bhp output of the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
The new Aston Martin Vanquish will be based on the same platform as the new DB11, which will also underpin the next Vantage. However, due to its hardcore nature, the chassis of the Vanquish will feature the most aggressive setup of the trio, which can be seen in the lowered stance and the stable handling of the test car in the videos.
The new Vanquish and Vantage are part of Aston Martin's blitz of supercar releases in the coming years. The DBX crossover is set to hit the streets in two years time and will be followed in 2021 by a mid-engine supercar that will rival the Ferrari 488GTB & the McLaren 720S. Two Lagonda models, a sedan and an SUV will also arrive by 2022.
Aston Martin's decision to seemingly give the Vanquish a more hardcore setup will see the car return to its supercar routes and will also help the customer make sense of what Aston Martin wants with each of its cars. Who knows, maybe Bond will take the new Aston Martin out to vanquish his foes whenever we see him next.