Driving Toward 2022: A Plethora of Aston-Martins
Aston Martin plans to increase the range of its models dramatically, starting with a SUV currently called the DBX. It’s scheduled to be built at the St. Athan plant, currently under construction in Wales.
When the St. Athan plant is ready to go into production, the DBX will be the first car in their production line. The DBX SUV will have four doors (don’t be fooled by the concept drawings that show it as two-door), and a Mercedes V-8 engine. (A full electric version is on the drawing board for a few years hence.)
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The Aston Martin Valkyrie is also due to start production in 2019. It’s a limited production hybrid, being built in partnership with Red Bull. Cost? £2.5 million with 1000bhp expected. The Aston Martin Valkyrie will possess a 6.5-litre torque-enhanced V12 engine. The goal of the Valkyrie is for it to be the “fastest street-legal car in the world.”
The design of the gauge cluster will be very 21st century, space-age looking. 150 of these beauties are planned to be built for the road, with a hefty price tag. There will also be a racing version, the Valkyrie AMR Pro, with 25 units to be built.
The Aston Martin DB11 made its debut in 2016 and is expected to be produced through 2022. The DB11 was designed by Marek Reichman, and features a bonnet with a ‘clam-shell’ design and a unique roof strake. Quite successful, the DB11 features the DB11 V12, V8, Volante (convertible) and Superleggera.
The Aston Martin Vantage makes its debut in 2019. It features a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8, which allows it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds. Road and Track, in their review of the Vantage, calls it “the future of Aston Martin.
Among other cars on the drawing board is a Lagonda saloon, Aston-Martin’s answer to the Rolls-Royce Phantom. It’s an all-electric car scheduled to make its debut in 2021.