ASTON'S NEW SUPERSTAR

A tantalising preview of Aston Martin’s first series production mid-engined supercar, the Vanquish Vision Concept showcases the design language of the marque’s most ambitious model, taking centre stage today alongside AM-RB 003 – the marque’s third mid-engined hypercar – and the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept.

Reviving an iconic nameplate traditionally reserved for Aston Martin’s flagship production model, the advanced design study provides further evidence of the proudly British brand’s intent to compete in one of the most hotly contested market sectors in the automotive world - one traditionally defined by Italian supercar makers – with this Gaydon built offering.

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, said, “Firstly, what a pleasure to revive the Vanquish name. Synonymous with our series production flagships, it felt entirely appropriate to attach it to such a significant car.   The Vanquish Vision Concept marks another pivotal moment in Aston Martin’s history, and another critical step in delivering the Second Century Plan. Our first series production rear mid-engined 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 sports cars.”

Like AM-RB 003, the Vanquish Vision Concept benefits from further crystallisation of the philosophy pioneered in the Aston Martin Valkyrie and distilled into AM-RB 003, with weight, packaging and aerodynamic efficiency informing every aspect of the design and engineering.

The detailed technical information will be revealed as the development programme advances, but two items of high-level information can be disclosed; the first being confirmation the production version of Vanquish Vision Concept will feature a version of Aston Martin’s new V6: the engine that will make its debut in AM-RB 003 in hybrid turbo form.   

Secondly, in a departure from the Aston Martin Valkyrie and AM-RB 003’s all-carbon fibre construction, the Vanquish Vision Concept features a bespoke bonded aluminium chassis, developed under the guidance of a mid-engined specialist and Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, Max Szwaj. As established automotive world leaders in bonded aluminium structures, Aston Martin is perfectly placed to show the cost, speed of production and weight vs strength advantages of this technology.

As with all Aston Martin products, the Vanquish Vision Concept will undergo a rigorous development process as it nears its final production specification, utilising the experience of handling gurus Matt Becker and Chris Goodwin.             – Source: Press Release