Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept Is A McLaren 720S And Ferrari F8 Tributo Rival

This is the Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept, which has just been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and previews to British automaker’s upcoming mid-engine supercar. The new Vanquish will slot below the Valkyrie and 003 hypercars in Aston’s range and take the fight to the likes of the Ferrari F8 Tributo and McLaren 720S.

Aston Martin is keeping many core details of the Vanquish Vision Concept under wraps but has confirmed that it will feature a version of the marque’s new V6 which is set to premiere in hybrid turbo form in the 003 hypercar. Limited details are known about this V6 but in order to match or exceed the 710 hp outputs of the McLaren 720S and Ferrari F8 Tributo, it will likely use some form of hybridization or twin-turbochargers.

The British automaker has also announced that the Vanquish Vision Concept ditches the carbon fiber monocoque chassis of the Valkyrie and 003 and instead uses a bespoke bonded aluminum chassis. This platform will be cheaper and easier to produce than a carbon fiber alternative and allow Aston Martin to price the vehicle at a similar level to its rivals.

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“Firstly, what a pleasure to revive the Vanquish name,” Aston Martin Lagonda president Andy Palmer said about the vehicle.

“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.”

The design of the Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept shares an obvious resemblance to the Valkyrie. This is particularly evident at the vehicle’s front-end where there are similar oval-shaped headlights to the Valkyrie as well as a similar aerodynamic front bumper and sculpted front splitter. At the rear, the supercar includes a pair of tailpipes exiting high up the fascia.

*Article updated with live images from the Geneva Motor Show (3/6/2019)

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  • Bo Hanan

    Love the idea that AM is switching to mid-engine for some of its cars.

  • Bash

    Looks great. This Geneva auto show is a blast. Post after post.

  • Mark Hawthorne

    It’s Lotus under Danny Bahar. Every new model looks like every other new model…

    • Meskley

      I agree. I thought the AM-RB 003 was the same car but with a different paintjob. It seems to me like every new mid-engine supercar since 2010 is a copy of the 458 Italia but with a different front. The only brand who still impresses me is Lamborghini.

      • donald seymour

        I disagree but I see your point .

      • It’s probably also a problem at Aston that they never made mid-engine cars before. I think the Aston Design language doesn’t go well with those proportions and layout, but they seem to thing they found a reciepe and stick to it.

  • KenjiK

    Very reminiscent of the Jaguar CX75.

    • it is…but I think the front of the Jag looked better.

      • KenjiK

        I agree.

  • lagunas3ca

    Smoked rear tail lamps, please.

    • Bash

      brilliant idea

  • AMG44

    Stunning. Simplistic and effortless design. Ferrari should learn from Aston Martin on how to make an elegant Supercar without those excessive aerodynamic bits and creases.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Maybe you’re talking about Lambo, with the crazy wings and cuts

  • Tumbi Mtika

    The CX-75 Jaguar wouldn’t make. I am vary about the move for aluminium over carbon fiber like in the other mid-engined Astons and the 720S, and it will be interesting to see how it stacks up. A twin turbo V6 making 700+ HP isn’t groundbreaking, so the real focus for me is on torque and sound. But I don’t think I’ve lauded the design enough, so I’ll happily rectify that. What a design! It looks like a stately mini version of the Valkyrie, the aerodynamic influences carrying over incredibly well to make a unique and compelling design for a class with an increasingly similar cast of characters.

    It is gonna be three years late, so I hope it is able to make up for the lost time/futureproof itself, but on the balance of what I am seeing, I love it. This is the one I’d choose, and it wouldn’t even be close. What a car. Aston Martin can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned.

  • Make me still wondering why Jaguar didn’t make the CX-75. They surely have enough money now, it’s a good time for supercars, and it would bring back some aura to the brand.

  • Jhon electron

    This is ASTONishing!

  • Ary Wisesa

    I don’t understand. The “Vanquish” name used to be the flagship of Aston Martin line, didn’t it? The Aston V12 Vanquish was up there with the best V12 like Bentley Continental, Ferrari 599/F12, Lambo Aventador and Mercedes S65 AMG V12 (well, I think technically it belongs to these rarefied class of V12). So why they “demote” the name for the lesser competition? Did they run out of idea?

  • exeptor

    Ferrari and McLaren should start a joint venture with the sole purpose to somehow affect the designers and managers on Aston to ruin this concept. If this happens on 90-95% then F8 and 720s will have a big problem. Probably till this Aston happens (2021-2022) both companies will bring some replacement or at least heavy update on their cars but still.

  • donald seymour

    @Aston Martin where you at? Make some noise.

    • AstonMartin

      On the wishlist Don. Amazing designs – all three.

      • donald seymour

        Yeah, I’m truly feeling them all.

  • songoku64

    Will this have awd like the 003 or just rear drive like the competition?

  • TheHake

    Looks nothing like an AM, but by gawd it does look good!

  • SteersUright

    Holy frickin canoli!!! This will vanquish the Ferrari and especially the McLaren, which would look about as attractive as a Corolla parked next to this stunning machine.

  • So basically Vanquish is like regular production of 003. I do hope they still kept the magnificent GT.

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