Details are limited but Palmer said “It’s always a proud moment to see the fruits of the company’s efforts on show in one place, but this year’s Geneva Show promises to be extra special.” The executive then hinted “Who knows, we may even have one or two surprises in store.”
That’s not much to go on but the company is working on a handful of new models including the Vanquish, Valkyrie and RapidE. The automaker is also developing its first crossover and a high-performance model to challenge the Ferrari 488 GTB.
There’s no word on which model Palmer was referring too but the Vanquish is a strong possibility. The model has been by caught spy photographers on multiple occasions and Palmer has previously said the car will compete with the Ferrari 812 Superfast. It is expected to use a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine that develops at least 700 hp (522 kW).
The chances of seeing the RapidE are slimmer as Aston Martin has previously said the car will be launched in 2019. The all-electric model will be based on the Rapide AMR and production will be limited to 155 units.
Other possibilities include a new special edition and the Vantage Roadster. The drop top will mimic the coupe and feature a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 503 hp (375 kW) and 505 lb-ft (685 Nm) of torque. It is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission which allows the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 195 mph (313 km/h).
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