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.