Aston Martin has been grabbing headlines for the past week or so. After unveiling the last-of-its-kind Aston Martin 700hp V12 Vantage, the British marquee is now gearing up to launch a third mid-engined supercar for 2023.
The yet-to-be-named model was initially showcased as a concept back in 2019. Now reports suggest that it’ll soon hit the production floor and slot right in between the V8-powered Valhalla and the V12-powered Valkyrie.
While Aston Martin president, Lawrence Stroll, has been pretty tight-lipped about the details, he did hint that the production version will be different from the 2019 concept, and will also do away with the Vanquish moniker.
According to Carscoop, the new model will be based on a carbon-fibre monocoque, with aerodynamics lifted from the Valkyrie, and a weight of around 1500kg. It’ll also drop the in-house developed V6 motor in favour of a plug-in hybrid V8 unit sourced from Mercedes-AMG.
Considering we’re still in the speculation stages, reports suggest the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 model might produce around 640hp of power and 900Nm of torque, just like the one seen in the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door. It’ll also be aided by an electric motor, which would stack another 200hp, for a combined output of around 840hp!
The new Aston Martin is expected to be more road-focused and generously equipped with all the bells and whistles as its rival. Reports suggest, the company is paying more attention to long-distance refinement and driver-oriented ergonomics.
As far as its debut is concerned, the car might hit the showrooms by the second half of 2023 and will go up against the Ferrari 296 GTB along with the plug-in hybrid Lamborghini Huracan successor. This could also mean that Aston Martin might price it considerably cheaper than the Valhalla. But until then, we’re keeping our fingers crossed.