Aston Martin has officially announced its intention to introduce a new vehicle during the next Monterey Car Week event, coinciding with the debut of the V12 Vantage Roadster from the previous year. The unveiling of the enigmatic car is scheduled for August 18. Despite the announcement, the automaker has chosen to maintain an air of secrecy by refraining from providing any indications or previews. Based on the available information, the DB12 Volante appears to be the most plausible candidate. According to statements made by Lawrence Stroll, the Executive Chairman of Aston Martin, the forthcoming convertible model is expected to be its next ‘mainstream’ offering, with the Vantage model expected to follow soon after.
Aston Martin New Car: What Could It Be?
Aston Martin claims that this event will be a significant milestone for the brand, as it is set to commemorate its 110th anniversary with the introduction of the new model. Consequently, there is a sense of intrigue around this unveiling. Since the first electric vehicle from the manufacturer is not due for a few more years, we can rule it out as an option. Like the Valour, which made its premiere in June at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the new model may be one of a kind and will perhaps see only a limited run.
The retro-inspired Valour, of which just 110 units were produced, was an instant hit. The British company successfully secured buyers for the whole inventory within a fortnight of the vehicle's debut, with each unit commanding an approximate price range of USD 1.5 million to USD 2 million. Although the vehicle is not available for purchase, it will be showcased for the first time in North America at The Quail event. The Valour is inspired by the V8 Vantage models manufactured during the 1970s and 1980s and is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine.
The Monterey Car Week
During the upcoming Monterey Car Week, vintage automobiles will be displayed at the Laguna Seca. Additionally, high-performance luxury cars will be showcased on the grounds of The Quail. The event will culminate with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, which will see a selection of rare and highly valuable automobiles from around the world.
The current year is shaping up to become one of the most interesting and eventful editions of Monterey Cars Weeks in recent memory. Acura is set to introduce its first electric vehicle, which will showcase a sophisticated infotainment system based on Google technology, along with the Type S variant. Meanwhile, Aston Martin has adopted a discreet approach to their forthcoming strategies for commemorating their 110th anniversary. Bugatti has released a preview of a distinctive variant of the Chiron model, which is a tribute to the significant milestones in the brand's illustrious history. The Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution Roadster, a high-performance vehicle designed for track usage, boasting an impressive power output of 1,817bhp, is set to be unveiled as well.
Lamborghini is gearing up to unveil an electric concept car, which will give us a glimpse into an upcoming production model. Maserati is set to unveil the MCXtrema, a race car derived from the MC20 model, characterized by a highly distinctive look and an impressive power output of 730 horsepower. Finally, Pininfarina intends to present the Pura Vision SUV Concept, a vehicle that serves as a precursor to the brand's forthcoming electric vehicle design trajectory.