Just lately, Aston Martin introduced its future product plan, which incorporates 8 new sports cars. Amongst them are the upcoming Aston Martin DB12 and the replacements for the Vantage and DBS.
Aston Martin additionally has plans to increase its mid-engine supercar portfolio. The Valkyrie can be joined by the Valhalla and one other ‘yet-to-be-named’ mannequin. Nevertheless, the line-up is not going to embrace the Vanquish V6.
In keeping with Lawrence Stroll, Government Chairman of Aston Martin, the corporate has no plans to introduce a Ferrari 296 GTB rival. This additionally signifies that the Vanquish Vision concept proven on the 2019 Geneva Motor Present is not going to see the sunshine of day.
Aston’s former CEO Andy Palmer had envisioned a mainstream mid-engine supercar within the Vanquish. Codenamed AM-RB 003, the brand new mannequin was purported to be based mostly on a bonded aluminium chassis powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 hybrid.
When Tobias Moers took cost, he determined to swap the V6 for a Mercedes-sourced V8. There have been a number of different challenges that wanted to be taken care of to make this automotive a actuality, and the mission ultimately acquired shelved as a result of value considerations.
Supply: Motor Trend