Aston Martin Vantage And Fisker EMotion Share An Uncanny Resemblance

The new Aston Martin Vantage is certainly a departure from the brand’s usual design, though the front end seems to be at odds with the rest of the car. However, it is the rear of the Vantage that has us most interested.

A radical departure from the outgoing model, the new car features a single LED strip stretching the width of the rear and curving upwards as part of the car’s decklid lip spoiler. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a car with this design.

Earlier this year, Fisker unveiled photos of its upcoming Model S-rivalling electric sedan, the EMotion, and, surprisingly, the upper part of its rear end looks almost identical to that of the Vantage.

Aston Martin claims that the new Vantage was designed in 2014 and it’s almost certain that the EMotion’s exterior styling hasn’t been around for that long. Interestingly, Henrik Fisker was the man responsible for penning the original Vantage back in 2005.

What do you think’s going on here? Did Fisker somehow get his hands on the Vantage’s design before anyone else or is it just pure coincidence?

We’ve reached out to Fisker for an answer, so we’ll let you know when it comes in.

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  • João Ricardo

    So the Fisker EMotion is an 4-door Aston Martin Vantage.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      A new Aston Martin Rapide?

      • João Ricardo

        Yup, exactly!

        • Tumbi Mtika

          Change the front and I’m down.

  • Mikestroh

    Vantage still looks better hands down.

  • Craig

    I was not a fan of the previous Fisker. It looked like someone stepped on it. But this looks nice.

  • PB

    You “reached out”? Why didn’t you just ask him? Babys “reach out” for their mummies. Its the wankiest new media catchphrase of the millenium.

  • jsz00

    It kinda looks like a Tesla Roadster too, but not as fast.

  • Bo Hanan

    Wasn’t really paying attention until I saw photo 6/7. Hmmm.
    Oh, Aston- how the might have fallen. First a childish design, (and promo color) now this…

  • benT

    to me, one is a trademark, the other a copy

    • donald seymour

      Ben, you should know better. They both were developed relatively at the same time.

      • benT

        industrial espionage

        • donald seymour

          Laugh out Loud Really? I don’t think so. But okay.

          • benT

            the ol’ lol. really?

            how dated !!

            ;?)

  • Mark S

    A similar tail lamp design does not make for an uncanny resemblance. The Vantage is much better proportioned and elegant.

  • An Existing Person

    At least the Vantage functions and will actually sell.

  • Balcis

    which one is aston? I’ll comment after figuring that out.

  • no big of a deal. Henrik Fisker was head of design at Aston for some time.

  • nastinupe

    The front of the Fisker looks hideous.

  • Miami Urbanist

    Shoulddve copied the front while he was at it as the Emotion catfish face is hideous!

  • Vincent Bowman

    Who’s to say the Aston Martin design team wasn’t inspired by an old sketch of Henrick’s when he was head of design there? They do NOT look the same. Aston Martin’s trunk lid horizontally bisects the form below the lights. The Emotion is one solid piece with incorporated backup lights which is brilliant.

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