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Aston Martin Goes to Extreme With Electric Lagonda Vision Concept and Track Ready Valkyrie AMR Pro

Lagonda set to become all-electric sub-brand.

by on Mar.06, 2018

The Lagonda's modest exterior conceals the Vision Concept's unexpectedly large interior package.

This year’s Geneva Motor Show is going to extremes, from environmentally friendly EVs to exotic performance vehicles. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than at the Aston Martin stand where two debuts cover both ends of that spectrum.

The British marque’s Valkyrie AMR Pro is a track-only version of the 1,000-plus horsepower Valkyrie hypercar. The Lagonda Vision Concept, meanwhile, reveals Aston Martin’s plan to not only revive the once popular Lagonda nameplate but transform it into a zero-emissions sub-brand.

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“Lagonda exists to challenge (conventional) thinking,” said Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer, Andy Palmer, who noted that the show car also previews a new design language that will “potentially” return on two Lagonda models planned to reach market by 2023.

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F1-based Aston Martin Valkyrie Set to Punch Out “At Least” 1,000 HP

Supercar set to top “range” of new, mid-engine models.

by on Mar.08, 2017

The Aston Martin Valkyrie takes the British brand into a new realm of performance.

Aston Martin is ending its long product drought in a big way, as it is demonstrating at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, starting with a F1-derived hybrid hypercar that will usher in an assortment of new mid-engine models, the maker’s CEO tells TheDetroitBureau.com.

Named for the Norse angels who carried fallen warriors off the battlefield, the Aston Martin Valkyrie is the product of an alliance with Red Bull Advanced Technologies. It’s also the latest in a series of extreme machines from the British maker that, since the debut of the original Vantage in 1951, have used “V” names to stand out from the rest of the Aston line-up.

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With its bubble cockpit and oversized wheel wells, the new model, codenamed AM-RB 001, will be the most powerful model in Aston’s history. Though final numbers have yet to be released, Aston CEO Andy Palmer said the hypercar’s final output “has to be at least 1,000 horsepower.”

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Aston Martin Drops Geneva Surprise with Debut of DBX Crossover

Concept CUV likely to lead to production model “by end of decade.”

by on Mar.03, 2015

Aston Martin surprised the media in Geneva with the introduction of its DBX crossover.

Normally low-key Aston Martin generated some buzz going into this year’s Geneva Motor Show with the planned introduction of its new Vulcan race car. But as hordes of media descended on the British maker’s small stand it delivered a much bigger surprise. The DBX is not just the first crossover-utility vehicle Aston has ever come up with, but also the marque’s first all-electric vehicle.

Though the top secret project is, for the moment, officially being described as just a “concept,” a senior Aston executive made it clear to TheDetroitBureau.com that a production version is all but certain to follow. And it will be part of a grand remake of the company that will see a significant expansion of its current product portfolio in the coming years.

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“We want to build it,” stressed Aston Martin marketing chief Simon Sproule,” though he cautioned that the DBX that would not reach showrooms until “the end of the decade.” And when it does, it likely will abandon the three-door coupe body style in favor of a slightly more utilitarian five-door design featuring two rows and five seats. (more…)