For years, Aston Martin has been known for building some of the greatest grand tourers ever – from the Vantage to the DB-series models. It wasn't until three years ago that the British marque start dwelling into building mid-engined vehicles from which the Valkyrie hypercar was born.
Now at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, more mid-engine models from Aston Martin have arrived. One of which is the Vanquish Vision Concept.
The Vanquish Vision Concept previews what Aston Martin's upcoming series-production supercar would look like. It also takes on the name of one of Aston Martin's most popular models – Vanquish.
“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,” said Andy Palmer, president and CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda.
Design-wise, the Vanquish Vision Concept looks the part alongside the rest of Aston Martin's mid-engined models. In fact, the automaker even says that the styling of the concept is a somewhat toned down version of that found in the Valkyrie and the all-new AM-RB 003. This gives it a more street car look but still enables it to perform well on the race track.
For the time being, Aston Martin has not revealed any technical details about the Vanquish Vision Concept. They did mention that it will use the same V6 engine which will be debuting in the AM-RB 003. It will also use a 'bespoke bonded aluminum chassis developed under the guidance of mid-engined specialist and Aston Martin Chief Technical Officer, Max Szwaj.
“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,” added Palmer.
Once in production, the Vanquish Vision Concept will take on the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren's mid-engined offerings.