Alongside its closely related AM-RB 003 brother, the Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept has made its pre-production debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Set to be the first mid-engined Aston Martin supercar to have a full production run – rather than be a limited model – the Vanquish Vision Concept features a hybrid turbocharged V6 drivetrain, similar to the AM-RB 003.
The engine, designed and built by Aston Martin, comes at a time during which Aston Martin has a close relationship with the Red Bull development team, which has plenty of experience dealing with hybrid V6 engines.
Andy Palmer says that the Vanquish name was chosen for the car as it’s the first production model in the new mid-engined lineup.
“Firstly, what a pleasure to revive the Vanquish name,” Palmer says.
“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.”
Aston Martin design director Miles Nurnberger says the Vanquish Vision, while clearly in the same family as the 003 and the Valkyrie, is designed to be sleeker and more subtle.
“The Vanquish Vision Concept has a more seductive and less technical appearance than Aston Martin Valkyrie and AM-RB 003, but it’s still extreme in terms of visual gestures,” says Nurnberger.
“For example, it has a very distinctive clamshell front fender, with openings so you can see through onto the tyre.
“There’s less of the negative space that defines the look of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and AM-RB 003.”
The Vanquish road car which the Vision previews is set to go into production in 2022.
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