Aston Martin brings Vanquish back to life
By bringing the Vanquish back to life, Aston Martin could break a record: the fastest resurrection of a cult brand.
The Vanquish appeared in 2001 and production stopped in 2007. Resuscitated in 2012, the Vanquish S retired this year. But this legendary name could be taken up by a future version of the DBS Superleggera.
Presented at a press event, the DBS Superleggera was designed to compete with the Ferrari 488, Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 720 S and seems really special.
Questioned by the Motoring publication on the possibility of a future Vanquish car, Aston's Creative Director, Mark Reichman, admits: "Without a definitive yes, it seems plausible for such a beautiful name. than that of the Vanquish.
So far, this brand was reserved for the most powerful supercars of the British manufacturer, but the last flagship model of Aston already combines the names "DBS" and "Superleggera" which, according to Reichman, better reflect its positioning than "Vanquish".
It is therefore a future version of the Vanquish that would eclipse the models of its segment.
A four-liter Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo V8, combined with an electric motor, should equip it. Reichman did not refute the possibility of an electric motor, or a four-wheel drive system and a 100% electric driving element.
The car would also benefit from the aerodynamic design of Adrian Newey, thanks to a partnership between Aston Martin and the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team.
An Aston SUV is expected after the commercialization of DB11, Vantage and DBS Superleggera. A possible Vanquish would not arrive before 2020.