Aston Martin’s New Mid-Engine Vanquish Will Be a Bargain Compared to Its Hypercars
British luxury carmaker Aston Martin announced at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show its concept car, the Vanquish Vision, hinting at major updates for the next production model. With the new Vanquish model year set for 2024, enthusiasts wonder what changes the brand will make good on in the supercar landscape. The automaker that produced the famous James Bond cars is indeed making some interesting updates, Car and Driver reported.
Here’s everything you need to know about the highly anticipated 2024 Aston Martin Vanquish.
A long-awaited model
Aston Martin hasn’t released an update to the Vanquish since 2019. That model year boasts both coupe and convertible body styles. The 2019’s engine is a 5.9-liter V12 producing 580 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. But as Car and Driver noted, the engine is decidedly throaty and loud, especially compared to some of its more sophisticated competitors.
In terms of options, the 2019 Vanquish also had fewer modern conveniences, such as Apple Car Play and Android Auto integration, and advanced driver assists like automatic emergency braking and blind-spot alerts.
The innovative 2024 Aston Martin Vanquish will be a relative bargain
The 2024 Aston Martin Vanquish promises to deliver some surprising updates in specifications and cost. The biggest change is that this model will boast a V6 hybrid powertrain. C/D estimates the 2024 Vanquish will start at around $300,000. Although that’s a greater cost than the average driver can afford, it costs much less than the brand’s mid-engine hypercars.
The difference in cost also connects to production run. The Vanquish won’t have limited production like the Valkyrie or Valhalla. The Valkyrie starts at $3 million and has only 150 cars available for its base model and just 25 for the AMR Pro. The Valhalla is a comparatively conservative $1,200,000, with 500 in its production run.
Slated performance differences for the Vanquish
Despite the limited information Aston Martin has released, C/D confirms the automaker will produce its own engine. This is a departure from the previous AMG-produced powerplant.
Although its engine could produce up to 700 hp and be the same one in the Valkyrie and Valhalla, the Vanquish won’t be as gutsy. It seems it will be a more sedate grand tourer than a hypercar. In addition, it will have a bonded aluminum spaceframe, not the carbon-fiber tub of past models.
Everything else we know about the 2024 Aston Martin Vanquish
Little is known about the interior, available options, and finishes. Because of the switch to a mid-engine, the size of the cabin is open to speculation. Car and Driver heard the Vanquish’s interior will be more spacious than Aston Martin’s other new hypercars.
As for media and tech options, using the Vantage as a baseline, the 2024 Vanquish may have some cool features, like a touchscreen media display. However, the carmaker could go in the other direction and choose to remove these features in favor of a performance-centered experience.
Because automakers across the board are incorporating more driver assists, it’s possible the Vanquish will share the court with the Vantage, which offers a 360-degree camera and blind-spot alerts.
One thing is for certain: Enthusiasts eagerly await the future of Aston Martin’s hypercars and how the Vanquish will compete. For those who can afford this reasonably priced car, the Vanquish is sure to exude Aston Martin luxury and performance.