As the 4th mid-engined supercar from the British carmaker, the Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept could become a serious McLaren 720S and Ferrari F8 Tributo rival.
The fourth model in Aston Martin’s mid-engined series which will join the Aston Martin Valkyrie, Valkyrie AMR Pro and the AM-RB 003 has been previewed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. When the other three hypercars take the more-hardcore approach on varying levels, the Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept leans more towards the identity of a series production mid-engined machine. Yet it still follows the design language of its stablemates.
Yes, it does have the Valkyrie/003 family front fascia which instantly makes it eligible to enter the “family-only” gathering. However, if the rest of the Vanquish revival’s design reminds one of a modern-day McLaren (especially the 720S), don’t be alarmed. You’re not alone. From the rear-three-quarter, you can’t be blamed for finding the resemblance uncanny.
A lot of enthusiasts have made the same observation and most of them are a little unhappy with the Vanquish Vision Concept being devoid of a more traditional Aston Martin visual style. Perhaps, that revered “Vanquish” moniker and front-engine layout are factors which purists are holding so close to their hearts that it’s making the whole process of seeing that name attached to a mid-engined supercar with new-age design elements, somewhat hard to digest.
When it hits production in 2022, the Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept will take on the likes of the all-new Ferrari F8 Tributo and the still-in-the-news McLaren 720S.
Coming right below the Valkyrie and the AM-RB 003, the Vanquish Vision Concept will primarily be involved in generating some strong numbers for the brand in the flourishing mid-engined performance car market. Taking this into consideration, Aston Martin has opted for an aluminum bonded chassis which will be lighter on the wallet to manufacture compared to the carbon-fiber one found in its more hardcore siblings.
Details on the engine are scarce. But it seems the supercar will feature a version of the V6 hybrid powertrain which will be deployed in the AM-RB 003. Since the Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept’s competition is jacked up on 700 horses, expect the aforementioned propulsion system to churn out horsepower in the same range, if not above.
Source: Aston Martin