The Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept arrives in Geneva as an early look at an Aston Martin Supercar aimed at Ferrari, McLaren and Lamborghini.
Aston Martin may have a history of front-engined, big bruiser GTs, but the future at AML looks to be mid-engined and this, the Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept, is the first real evidence that Aston Martin are planning to take on Ferrari, McLaren and Lamborghini.
Not only is the Vanquish Vision Concept a new direction for AML, it will also feature a new V6 engine Aston say will be built in-house. How much power will it have? Aston aren’t saying, but it’s going to need north of 600bhp to play with the 488 and 720S.
Despite looking like a proper 21st century mid-engined supercar, AML do seem to have imbued it with more sensuous – more Aston-like – lines than the competition, although there’s time for that to change as the Vanquish (we assume the historic name will stay for the production car) won’t arrive until 2022.
Aston boss Andy Palmer 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.
Aston are giving no indication of how much the new Vanquish supercar will cost, but it’s almost bound to be around the £200k mark.