More details emerge on Aston Martin’s new car, the DBS replacement codenamed Project AM310 – previewed at Villa d’Este and teased in a rather weird video. And the most important piece of news is that it’s not a DBS after all. Aston is reportedly reviving the Vanquish name for the new V12-powered, One-77-inspired super car.
There has been a couple of Vanquish Astons over the years, but the one most people remember is the 300km/h super GT that came out in 2000 when Ulrich Bez took control of the company and started revitalizing the British brand. It was a fabulous car, and very popular with footballers.
The new does model not share much of its styling with the old Vanquish. It is in fact a DBS with a more aggressive front bumper, and a side profile as well as a rear-end design inspired by the One-77 hyper car. It looks superb though, and with a tweaked V12 under the bonnet making as near as makes no difference 600 hp, it’ll be fast too.
Aston Martin Vanquish Mk2 will be officially unveiled this Summer.