Aston Martin revives Vanquish name for a new midengined supercar

first_img Performance Cars Coupes 48 Photos Aston Martin Tags Compared to the Valkyrie and AM RB-003 midengined cars, Aston Martin design director Miles Nurnberger says, “It’s a prettier car, and purposely so, as it’s been designed to thrive in a less extreme performance envelope. But, while being very much at home on the road, it will still be equally capable when chasing lap times on a race track.”Aston Martin Vanquish Vision ConceptEnlarge ImageUnlike prior Vanquish models, the next one will have its engine in the middle. Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow Though full specifications are still a long way off, Aston did see fit to share two key details about the new Vanquish. For power, it will use a version of the turbocharged V6 engine from the forthcoming AM-RB 003. And the Vanquish will be made from bonded aluminum, in a contrast to many other midengined supercars that use all-carbon construction.Aston says it’ll put the Vanquish through all its usual testing and development processes, with dynamic handling evaluation set to be overseen by the company’s well-known engineers Matt Becker and Chris Goodwin. We’re eager to learn more over the coming years as the Vanquish heads toward production. Post a comment 0 Geneva Motor Show 2019 reading • Aston Martin revives Vanquish name for a new midengined supercar More From Roadshow Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refreshcenter_img See All 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 first drive: A standout track star Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT first drive: A refresh that polishes an already good car Geneva Motor Show 2019 Aston Martin • 6:59 The Vanquish Vision Concept shows a midengined supercar… 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercar Alongside the AM-RB 003 and Lagonda All-Terrain, Aston Martin used the Geneva Motor Show to reveal the Vanquish Vision Concept. The company announced Tuesday it’s bringing back the well-known Vanquish name, but this time for a midengined supercar. It will debut in 2022.Enlarge ImageThe low and wide nose recalls the look of the Valkyrie. Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow “Our first series production rear midengined 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,” said Aston Martin Lagonda president and group CEO Andy Palmer.The Vanquish Vision Concept has a narrow greenhouse with a curved roofline perched atop impressively wide fenders. The low and wide nose features a clamshell hood design, while the car’s two exhausts poke out from the rear fascia between skinny LED taillights out back. Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept is a midengined stunnerlast_img