Aston aims to sell around 1,400 a year of the production car, which will make it one of the automaker’s best-selling sports models, it said in its share prospectus last year. The concept was unveiled at the Geneva auto show.
Aston Martin starts production of its first mid-engine car, the 2.4 million-pound ($3.16 billion) Valkyrie hypercar, later this year and will follow that in 2021 with a lower-spec hypercar codenamed AM-RB 003. The 003 was also unveiled in concept form at the Geneva show. Aston has said both models were partly created to establish Aston Martin as a credible maker of mid-engine cars, an area it has not competed in before.
Unlike the Valkyrie and the 003 hypercars, the Vanquish’s chassis will be built from aluminum instead of carbon fiber.