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Aston Martin’s Vanquish Vision concept is video game-worthy

This will do battle with Ferraris and Lamborghinis in the future

We feel like getting a gaming steering wheel. PHOTO FROM ASTON MARTIN

Aston Martin is known for its sleek grand tourers with big engines up front underneath long, swooping hoods. Their 2+2 configuration and generous boot space mean that they can gobble up highway miles at high speeds all day long. Now, though, the luxury carmaker wants to be seen in a different light with the Vanquish Vision concept.

Aston Martin expects to come out with the production version in 2022. Can’t wait. PHOTOS FROM ASTON MARTIN

The Vanquish Vision is Aston Martin’s sneak peek into its first production mid-engined supercar. According to Aston Martin president and CEO Andy Palmer, this is a “transformational moment for the brand, for it is the car that will propel Aston Martin into a sector of the market traditionally seen as the heartland of luxury sports cars.”

These are very strong words since Aston’s newest speed machine will take on the likes of more established competition, especially from Italy. But the company believes that it has the know-how and the technology to make this engineering masterpiece perform like a thoroughbred.

The new V6 engine in this car will be shared with the AM-RB 003 as a hybrid turbo. PHOTOS FROM ASTON MARTIN

And as far as thoroughbreds go, the Vanquish Vision is a looker. It actually won’t look out of place in a realistic video game or driving simulator. The front trunk is a one-piece body panel that opens in a similar fashion to a clamshell. Wide flared fenders flank the cockpit area, which is narrowed to reduce drag like on supersonic jets. The exhaust pipes sit beside the slim LED taillights to make way for the very large rear diffuser. Underneath all of this is a bonded aluminum frame of Aston Martin’s own design and engineering.

Aston Martin is speeding to an exciting future with this car. Like video game-exciting. PHOTOS FROM ASTON MARTIN

Exciting times loom ahead for Aston Martin as it blasts through the milestones of its “Second Century Plan.” That includes the production version of the Vanquish Vision going wheel-to-wheel with equally capable vehicles from Ferrari and Lamborghini.

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