Aston Martin has been uncharacteristically active at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, which is a bit surprising considering that a. they didn’t seem to have an ‘all-new’ product to present, and b. they are in the midst of revamping their lineup with help from AMG. Still, they put on a very good show, unveiling a new Vantage model, a new track car, and a hot concept.
Let’s begin with the concept car Aston Martin brought to the show. It is called the DBX, and it is a cross between a two-door coupe and a compact SUV. It is roomy, spacious, versatile, and practical, and it features high-ground clearance and all-wheel-drive. If that’s where Aston is headed in the future, which is building cars for families rather than playboys, they need to somehow lower their prices.
The other Aston Martin making a lot of noise at Geneva this year was the Vulcan hyper track car. This limited edition model has a full carbon fiber body, an 800+ horsepower 7.0 liter engine from the One-77, and all sorts of race car technologies. It is designed as a track toy for the wealthiest of Aston customers.
Last but not least, we had the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Special Edition, yet another new variant of the Vantage series but one that is probably the most interesting. Inspired by the GT3 race car Aston runs in various GT and endurance series around the world, the Vantage GT3 comes with a fabulous looking aero kit and a 600 horsepower V12 engine which makes it the fastest Aston on sale.