Aston Martin only plans to build 77 examples of their new supercar, unveiled today in Geneva. The interior is still a secret, but we do know this thing will be the fastest and most expensive Aston ever, with a 750+ hp 7.3 liter V12 under the hood
The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage is a faster and more powerful version of the ‘baby’ Aston Martin V8 Vantage which launched in 2005.
The V12 Vantage unveiled here at Geneva packs a tuned version of the 6-litre V12 engine used across the Aston Martin range to produce 510bhp and 420lb/ft of pulling power
And this translates into a 0-62mph time of 4.2 seconds, making it the quickest Aston to hit 62mph ever – until the £1 million-plus Aston Martin One-77 is launched next year.
Top speed is 190mph – just one mph slower than the range-topping DBS.
The V12 Vantage gets a more aggressive body-kit than its lesser-powered sibling, with a new front spoiler, bonnet louvres, more prominent side skirts and a revised rear end.
The new Vantage sits on 19-inch rims which house massive brake discs measuring 398mm.
Also unveiled on the stand is the sensational new V12-powered Aston Martin DBS Volante.
The DBS Volante is a convertible version of the 510bhp Aston Martin DBS which featured in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.
The Volante will get an automatic folding fabric roof which fully retracts in 14 seconds, and gets a lining of ‘Thinsulate’ to keep the cabin quiet.
Aston’s engineers decided against a folding metal roof – which features on most convertibles today – in order to keep the weight down and preserve the DBS’s “beautiful profile”.
But they have preserved the sonorous V12: James Bond’s newest company car gets the same hand-built 6-litre engine producing 510bhp and 420lb/ft of pulling power.
Aston claims the Volante accelerates from 0-62mph in just 4.3 seconds and will run on to a top speed of 191mph.
All DBS Volantes are fitted with a 13-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system – designed exclusively for Aston Martin – which even adjusts the sound when the roof is down.
And to complete the look, Aston offers up lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels with a diamond-turned surface.
Aston Martin revives famous Lagonda name with new 4x4
Stunning concept is dubbed 'luxury car of the future'
One of the most famous names in the history of the car is back... Aston Martin has revived the famous Lagonda name plate with an incredible looking concept it says will be the benchmark for all future luxury cars.
These are the first official pictures of the newcomer, which made its debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
Christened simply Lagonda Concept, Aston Martin says it has created a vehicle "that combines exceptional ability with unsurpassed elegance, inside and out."
Created by a small team at Aston Martin's HQ in Warwickshire, the Lagonda Concept is tipped to go on sale in 2012, and has been designed specifically to take the firm into new markets in places like Russia and the Middle East.
At same time, the four-seat crossover model is also promising to offer a deliver a new blend of performance and luxury to customers who already own luxury sports coupés - like the Aston Martin DBS.
Highlighting the obvious differences between Aston Martin and Lagonda, company boss Ulrich Bez said: "
“An Aston Martin is an authentic, pure sports car, but Lagonda is something else, a new brand that will reach into new markets."
"Lagonda will create a new kind of customer relationship, instilling the spirit of travel, adventure and style into a single, formidable package."
“An Aston Martin demands to be driven. A Lagonda demands a destination.”
There's no official word on the car's technical specification, however Auto Express has learned that the car is based on a new chassis which shares some of its parts with Mercedes' impressive Maybach 62 model.
Under the bonnet, a new range of perol, diesel and electric hybrid engines is planned, which could also run on biofuel.
Offering plenty of performance, the car will channel its power into the road via a six-speed automatic gearbox, and a full time four-wheel drive system.
And as well as boasting an incredible looking exterior, the interior of the car gets four seats and bespoke trim.
Prices are still to be confirmed - however, with production likely to be limited to a small number of cars, it's thought drivers could be asked to pay as much as £250,000 to get behind the wheel.
Wow what a stunning car bigstring!!! you sure are the man that knows.........