Aston Martin's product range gets quite a bit wider this year.
With deliveries of the extreme Valkyrie hypercar planned before year end, along with the expected December unveiling of the DBX SUV in production form, the British exotic has a rush of fresh product coming.
Aston Martin also has bulked up offerings of existing nameplates, adding convertible variants and the return of a manual transmission in its entry point, the Vantage.
Electrification is also ahead for the brand, now that the Rapide E has broken cover and the Lagonda electric subbrand is a year closer.
Vantage: The redesigned Vantage went on sale last year. For the 2020 model year, Aston Martin will offer a seven-speed manual transmission with the Vantage AMR variant, which is set to arrive this quarter. A Vantage convertible also is likely to break cover this year and go on sale next year.
DB11: After the DB11 lineup was bulked up last year, the two-door, which is offered as a coupe, convertible or AMR performance variant, carries on for the foreseeable future.
DBS Superleggera: Joining the lineup for the 2020 model year is the DBS Superleggera convertible variant, which is beginning to reach retailers. Like the coupe, power comes from a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12 that packs 715 hp and 664 pound-feet of torque. It's offered only with a ZF eight-speed transmission.
Rapide E: The limited-run electric vehicle made its auto show debut this spring in Shanghai. The Rapide E has an 800-volt electrical system encased in carbon fiber and Kevlar, with a 65-kilowatt-hour capacity. The Rapide E boasts a little over 600 hp and 701 pound-feet of torque and will be the first model built at Aston Martin's new St. Athan plant in Wales. The company has not said when production will begin, but it could arrive in 2020.