Aston Martin Mid-Engine Takes on Ferrari 488, McLaren 650S, Porsche 960?
Will Aston Martin Make a New Mid-engine Car to Take on Ferrari 488, McLaren 650S, Porsche 960?
Andy Palmer, the current CEO at Aston Martin, has a plan in place called Second Century. The plan calls for seven cars in seven years, along with a few special offerings like the upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar being developed with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team.
The first of the seven cars is the DB11 that goes on sale this year. It will be followed in 2017 by a new Vantage and in 2018 by a new Vanquish. However, beyond this date, things start to get murky. We know there will be an SUV loosely based on 2015’s DBX concept. There will also be a high-end sedan possibly wearing a Lagonda badge. That leaves us with just two unknowns.
According to Motor Trend, the two remaining cars will be another sedan and a mid-engine supercar. The sedan is likely to be a smaller, sportier offering than the high-end sedan. Think Flying Spur versus Mulsanne or Ghost versus Phantom.
The supercar, meanwhile, is expected to be a more attainable model to follow the AM-RB 001. It will reportedly compete in the same space as the Ferrari 488 GTB, Lamborghini Huracán, McLaren 650S and oft-rumored Porsche 960. Crucially, the car may end up being designed by Red Bull’s Adrian Newey. The legendary race car designer hinted to Motor Trend that he’d likely do a more mainstream model after the AM-RB 001. Watch the full video by Inside Lane