Aston Martin's Second Century plan issued in 2015 called for the automaker to redesign four models and add seven new ones by 2022, with shorter spans between each generation. In an update this month, Aston pledged to swiftly convert its entire lineup of production vehicles to hybrids or full electric vehicles by the mid-2020s.
Vantage: A redesigned version of Aston's entry-level coupe will debut this year as a 2019 model. It will use a Mercedes-AMG-sourced twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine and is expected to be priced in the low-$100,000 range. The car will battle rivals such as Porsche's 911, Mercedes' own AMG GT and high-end versions of Jaguar's F-Type. A convertible variant is likely in 2020.
Given the success of the previous V12 Vantage S, it's likely Aston will repeat the model early next decade using the 5.2-liter twin-turbo engine from the DB11. A Vantage redesign likely will happen in the middle of next decade, at which point at least mild hybridization will enter the mix.
DB11: Redesigned for 2017, the DB11 replaced the aging DB9 and started with a new 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-12. A second model has been added for the 2018 model year and uses the same Mercedes-AMG-sourced V-8 as the Vantage. A Volante (convertible) version will debut in 2018 as a 2019 model. A successor (possibly called the DB12) is due in 2022 with an electrified powertrain.
Vanquish: The next generation of Aston's premier grand touring model is set to debut in 2019 and could be called something other than Vanquish. But the other elements remain, including a front-mounted V-12 and carbon-fiber body panels. The car will likely up the performance ante to set it apart from the lesser DB11.
Rapide: Aston Martin's four-door model will get an all-electric version called the RapidE in 2019, with a run of just 155 cars. The RapidE is expected to have around 200 miles of range on a charge and around 800 hp. The car will use a powertrain developed in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering.
Midengine supercar: Aston will go directly at the heart of Ferrari and McLaren with its first midengine supercar, expected around 2020. It will borrow styling cues from the Valkyrie hypercar and likely will pair a turbocharged V-6 with a hybrid powertrain.
Valkyrie: Aston teamed up with its Formula One partner to produce the Valkyrie, a hypercar due to begin deliveries in 2019. Essentially a street-legal F1 car (150 will be road-going with another 25 track-only), this $3.2 million machine is expected to have more than 1,000 hp thanks to a Cosworth-built 6.5-liter V-12 engine paired with an electric motor.
Lagonda sedan: Aston will target Rolls-Royce and Bentley with a softer and more luxurious subbrand called Lagonda (previewed by the limited run of 200 Lagonda Taraf sedans it sold abroad in 2015). Its first model will be a sedan due in 2021. Powertrains likely will include the twin-turbo V-12 and V-8 engines used throughout Aston's lineup; a hybrid and full EV are likely later in the car's life span.
DBX: Aston — like most exotic brands — will get into the light-truck craze with its new DBX. Set for 2019, this four-door model will have all-wheel drive and a variety of engines; recent reports point to a 5.2-liter V-12, 4.0-liter V-8, a hybrid and eventually an all-electric version.
Lagonda SUV: About a year after the Lagonda sedan debuts, a Lagonda SUV will be released. It will share many of the design and powertrain details of its sedan sibling.
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