A Closer Look At Aston Martin’s Mission To Shock The Supercar World

Aston Martin brought not one but two mid-engine supercar studies at the Geneva Motor Show, previewing the 2021 AM-RB 003 and the 2022 Vanquish that are set to kickstart a new era in the brand’s history.

The new British supercars will slot beneath the Valkyrie hypercar, with the Vanquish to be go against the Ferrari F8 Tributo, the McLaren 720S and the Lamborghini Huracan, while the AM-RB 003 will be dropping straight into the big league of the exotic metal.

One of the key differences between them is that the Vanquish will be based on a bespoke aluminum chassis, that will make it easier to produce for Aston and help them price it against its aforementioned rivals. Power will come from an all-new, in-house designed, twin-turbo V6 engine that should provide over 700hp in order to successfully challenge the competition.

The AM-RB 003 on the other hand is already marketed as the “son of the Valkyrie”; it will be a more livable and easier to drive hypercar than the extreme Valkyrie, offering more breathing room inside the cabin and a slightly less aggressive purpose. However, it’ll still be a proper hypercar, featuring an electrified powertrain with the Vanquish’s new V6 at its heart, so performance will still be breathtaking.

Top Gear magazine had the chance to spend some alone time with the two new Aston Martin supercars, showing us the details of the wannabe Ferrari-killers.

 

 

  • Six_Tymes

    awesome

  • Bo Hanan

    Not enough is done to visually differentiate these two cars from each other. I thought I was looking at one car in two colors.

  • Dennis James

    Compare this to the old Vanquish. This looks like a generic car from a computer game, while the old one is a true, gorgeous Aston Martin.

  • SteersUright

    Nothing distinctive in the design that truly says, “Aston Martin”. But, they look pretty awesome nonetheless.

  • supermanuel

    That Vantage looks ‘effing gorgeous. Gorgeous. As he says, a completely new bloodline for AM but with a couple of subtle styling nods to the current FWD range. Very nicely done.

  • Carl Sloan

    It’s like 1990 all over again. A surfeit of supercars and paper tigers. Everybody and their grandmother building a supercar.

  • Bash

    Oh Gee, both of them man!

    • ErnieB

      Yeah .. very true ,, both are just Epic..

  • Zed68

    Too extreme. I think Astons should be more about refinement and luxury.

  • Point

    I like them. Yet, I think these two models ar too similar to each other and too aggressive. Aston martin is linked with sth luxurious imo.

  • salamOOn

    i like the blue one.

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