The following-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been spied for the primary time forward of a launch inside the subsequent 24 months.
This spied Vantage camouflaged prototype was in convertible kind, and is technically handled as a separate mannequin by Aston Martin which refers to it because the Vantage Roadster.
All three convertibles, plus their coupe counterparts, are being overhauled over the following 24 months – together with an extra two fashions – and Aston Martin is ready to disclose a number of fashions at its Capital Markets Day on June 27.
Exterior adjustments on this spied next-gen Vantage Roadster prototype look like evolutionary, with a bigger grille, new headlights, and redesigned bumpers.
It additionally seems the present mannequin’s clamshell bonnet has been swapped for a extra standard unit.
The sprint on this spied prototype is roofed up which additional signifies tech upgrades are coming. It’s understood it should lastly obtain a touchscreen, abolishing the outdated Mercedes-Benz COMAND interface which makes use of a trackpad.
It’s unclear if the next-generation Vantage will retain the present mannequin’s Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 375kW of energy and 685Nm of torque.
“It appears like watching paint dry or grass develop, however after three years we’ve received our subsequent era of sports activities vehicles and can launch eight within the subsequent 24 months,” Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll stated in remarks reported by Autocar.
“We’ll herald new know-how, have efficiency from our F1 staff built-in into the enterprise, and proceed the nice luxurious [of cars today].”
Along with replacements for the present Vantage, DB11 and DBS and their convertible variants – bringing the tally to 6 – Aston Martin hinted at a mannequin that may be “above GT”.
“We’ve created a brand new sector above GT,” he stated. “A real excessive degree of luxurious with a excessive degree of efficiency. One thing new.”
Such a mannequin could possibly be a variant of certainly one of these current traces.
Mr Stroll additionally confirmed the corporate is on monitor to launch its first electrical automobile in 2025, with extra particulars to be revealed at its capital markets day.
“The software program elements have been determined, [and it will be done] principally in home. We’ve employed a number of hundred individuals and introduced a lot of competency in home. It nonetheless needs to be an Aston Martin expertise with EV,” stated Mr Stroll.