ASTON MARTIN has
chosen the 89th Geneva International Motor Show to complete a trio of world
debuts with the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, the
mid-engined hyper car AM-RB 003 concept and the breathtaking Vanquish Vision Concept
production is planned to start in 2022 at a new state of the art facility in St
Athan, Wales - Aston Martin Lagonda’s ‘Home of Electrification’.
around near-future technologies such as its advanced Battery Electric
drivetrain, the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept is an ultra-stylish, supremely
luxurious, fully electric emission-free vehicle that can transport its
occupants to remote and spectacular locations. It develops the designs and
materials seen in last year’s widely acclaimed Lagonda Vision Concept,
tailoring them for the new and challenging environments that an all-terrain
vehicle is capable of reaching. Lagonda aims to be the world’s first zero
emission luxury brand.
Martin also presented the design concept for AM-RB 003 at the show. The
British marque also confirmed that AM-RB 003 - previously known as Project 003
- will benefit from the close involvement of Red Bull Advanced Technologies in
its design and engineering, continuing one of the brightest and most exciting
engineering partnerships in the automotive world.
its codename suggests, the AM-RB 003 follows the Aston Martin Valkyrie and
Valkyrie AMR Pro as the third hypercar in Aston Martin’s mid-engined story.
Both evolutionary and revolutionary, AM-RB 003 will incorporate concepts and
technologies taken directly from F1 and applied to the epoch-making Aston
Martin Valkyrie, providing it with performance to meet and surpass the
performance demands of existing top-end hypercar rivals.
making greater concessions to practicality and road use, AM-RB 003 will remain
true to that uncompromising engineering ethos, extending the trickle down of
genuine state-of-the-art F1 technology into a car built in larger numbers - but
still strictly limited to 500 coupes worldwide – and making a design statement
that’s second to none.
the same fundamental styling and aerodynamic philosophy with Aston Martin
Valkyrie, the AM-RB 003 features a pronounced front keel and large rear
diffuser, with the underfloor generating the bulk of the downforce. However,
AM-RB 003 will also benefit from next-generation aircraft morphing technology,
to create a variable airfoil across the entirety of the rear wing.
technology named FlexFoil – developed by FlexSys Inc. – has been validated by
NASA through extensive performance and acoustic flight testing, with Aston
Martin the first to implement this cutting-edge aerospace technology in the
A tantalising preview of Aston Martin’s first
series production mid-engined supercar, the Vanquish
showcases the design language of the marque’s most ambitious model,
taking centre stage alongside AM-RB 003 – the marque’s third mid-engined
hypercar - and the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept.
an iconic nameplate traditionally reserved for Aston Martin’s flagship
production model, the advanced design study provides further evidence of the
proudly British brand’s intent to compete in one of the most hotly contested
market sectors in the automotive world - one traditionally defined by Italian
supercar makers – with this Gaydon built offering.
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