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Deep Dive: Aston Martin Plans 10 New Models Before 2021

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Backed by a confirmed and allegedly fully hedged £700 million (about $1 billion) investment, Aston Martin's business plan shows 10 new models debuting between now and 2021. If all goes well, the future product portfolio will be as follows: all-new DB11 (2016), DB11 Volante (2017), all-new V8 Vantage (2017), V8 Vantage roadster (2018), all-electric Rapide E (2018), a DBS to replace the Vanquish (2018), 2017 DB11 Volante, new V8 Vantage, all-new DBX crossover (2019), a 1,000-plus-hp hypercar sponsored by Red Bull (2019), a DBS Volante (2020), and a replacement for the Rapide (2020.)

All models, save the hypercar, are based on the still nameless new aluminum components set that replaces the VH architecture conceived under Ford ownership. The next V8 Vantage will be lighter, sportier, and better handling than the current car, and it will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 supplied by technology partner, Mercedes-AMG. A six-speed manual transmission will be available.

The DB11 effectively replaces both the DB9 and Vanquish, so the DBS will now evolve into a hardcore sports car. It will be a rear-wheel-drive two-door with more than 700 hp and well over 627 lb-ft of torque. The forthcoming DBX will be a four-door, four-passenger, all-wheel-drive crossover that will be offered with either a V-8 or an all-electric, four-motor drivetrain (and maybe an optional V-12, if the market wants one). E-power will also make it into the mid-engine hypercar, being designed by Adrian Newey, giving an extra bump to the turbocharged V-12 engine.

Whether the Rapide replacement will be sold as an Aston Martin or possibly as part of a burgeoning Lagonda sub-brand has yet to be decided, but we know the next four-door luxury sedan will be packaged to seat four grown-ups in comfort and style. Aston Martin is also eyeing a hybrid application provided by Mercedes-AMG.