The power thirsty folks at AutoWeek are reporting that the Aston Martin is ready to take on Ferrari with the V12 Vantage RS, which should replace the vanished Vanquish as the brand's top offering. The monster engine is said to be taken from the DBRS9 race car, thereby giving it something in the range of 600 hp, with the 0-60 mph run in less than 4.0 seconds and a top speed close to 200 mph.

The car will likely be a special edition pegged above the DBS in price and performance. Other features include carbon-composite brake discs and whatever goodies needed to keep the Aston on the road. [AutoWeek]