Mid-Engined Aston Martin Vanquish To Get AMR Pro And Volante Variants

Fresh off premiering the Aston Martin Vanquish Concept at the Geneva Motor Show, company chief executive Andy Palmer has confirmed that the mid-engined supercar will be offered in a number of flavors.

Speaking about the car with Top Gear, Palmer said that because the car will directly rival the Ferrari F8 Tributo, Lamborghini Huracan Evo, and the McLaren 720S successor, it will be offered in both Volante and AMR Pro guises.

The drop-top Vanquish Volante will compete with the Spider models from McLaren, Ferrari and Lamborghini, while the AMR Pro will be similar in concept to McLaren’s LT models and the replacements to the 488 Pista and Huracan Performante.

The all-new Vanquish forms part of a trio of supercars and hypercars being developed by the British car manufacturer. Sitting above the Vanquish in Aston Martin’s forthcoming line-up will be the AM-RB 003 hypercar, complete with a powerful hybrid powertrain similar in philosophy to the LaFerrari. One step above the AM-RB 003 is the Valkyrie, Aston Martin’s ultimate performance machine.

Unlike the AM-RB 003 and Valkyrie, which use carbon fiber tubs, the new Vanquish features an aluminum platform. It will be powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 with a small electric motor. The company hasn’t announced performance specifications for this powertrain, but we expect something in the high-700 or low-800 hp mark.

As part of this expansion, Palmer revealed to Top Gear that the new models will help bump up its sales. In fact, Aston Martin wants to build 7,000 sports cars and front-engined GT models per year, as well as a further 7,000 examples of the DBX and future Lagonda models. “What works for Ferrari works for us,” Palmer said of the company’s production goals.

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  • Bash

    Sexy and fast and has class, this is what this is.

  • Bo Hanan

    Time and time again Aston Martin proves a sports car can be dynamic AND still be beautiful.
    That’s you Ferrari & MacLaren.

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