Aston Martin revives Vanquish name for a new midengined supercar
A production model based on this concept will debut in 2022.
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Alongside the AM-RB 003 and Lagonda All-Terrain,
used the Geneva Motor Show to reveal the
Vision Concept. The company announced Tuesday it's bringing back the well-known Vanquish name, but this time for a midengined supercar. It will debut in 2022.
"Our first series production rear midengined supercar will be a transformational moment for the brand, for it is the car that will propel Aston Martin into a sector of the market traditionally seen as the heartland of luxury
," said Aston Martin Lagonda president and group CEO Andy Palmer.
The Vanquish Vision Concept has a narrow greenhouse with a curved roofline perched atop impressively wide fenders. The low and wide nose features a clamshell hood design, while the car's two exhausts poke out from the rear fascia between skinny LED taillights out back.
Watch this: The Vanquish Vision Concept shows a midengined supercar future for Aston Martin
Compared to the Valkyrie and AM RB-003 midengined cars, Aston Martin design director Miles Nurnberger says, "It's a prettier car, and purposely so, as it's been designed to thrive in a less extreme performance envelope. But, while being very much at home on the road, it will still be equally capable when chasing lap times on a race track."
Though full specifications are still a long way off, Aston did see fit to share two key details about the new Vanquish. For power, it will use a version of the turbocharged V6 engine from the forthcoming AM-RB 003. And the Vanquish will be made from bonded aluminum, in a contrast to many other midengined supercars that use all-carbon construction.
Aston says it'll put the Vanquish through all its usual testing and development processes, with dynamic handling evaluation set to be overseen by the company's well-known engineers Matt Becker and Chris Goodwin. We're eager to learn more over the coming years as the Vanquish heads toward production.
Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept is a midengined stunner