Aston Martin dropped a hat-trick of announcements, confirming work on three new vehicles. The Vanquish Vision Concept (codenamed AM9), the AM-RB 003 hypercar and the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept. The Vanquish Vision Concept — which revives the Vanquish name — has been in production for two years. Its arrival marks the first time Aston has put a mid-engine model into series production (which is slated for 2022).
Aston’s new AM-RB 003 hypercar (formerly known as Project 003) is also a gas-guzzler. It’ll have the same engine has the AM9. According to the brand’s press blurb, “will incorporate concepts and technologies taken directly from F1,” which will give top-end hypercar rivals a run for their money. Curiously, though, the car will come without a dashboard touchscreen, presumably in a bid to lightweight it as much as possible. Instead, owners will have to mount their own smartphone to the dash if they want to use the navigation or play music through Spotify.
Lastly, there’s the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept — a focal point of Aston’s transition into a luxury all-electric brand. A key takeaway here is the space on offer. The company has taken advantage of the lack of an internal combustion engine and has mounted the batteries in the floor, so the vehicle is ultra-roomy on the inside.
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