It’s been a while since Aston Martin, the 102 year old auto company from Britain released a supercar for the road. The last Aston Martin supercar was the Vulcan, a monster with 800hp under the hood.
However, the Vulcan is a track-only car and according to some reports, the British company might release a supercar for the standard road in the near future.
Andy Palmer, the CEO of Aston Martin, recently spoke with Auto Express, commenting on the rumors that Aston Martin supercar is in the works.
Palmer said that where there is smoke, there is fire and openly talked about a supercar that the company might develop.
The rumors are that Adrian Newey, a design legend from the world of Formula One, is actually working on the Aston Martin supercar project. The road going vehicle might become a reality sooner rather than later, if Palmer is to be believed.
The CEO of Aston Martin said he likes the idea of Newey doing a road supercar with Aston Martin, but nothing is set in stone yet. He confirmed that the project is in the works and that a decision should be made by the end of the year. However, the company will not rush the decision.
If Aston Martin decides to make a supercar, such a project could take up to two years to become a reality. Palmer himself said that even if the project receives green light, it is a long way off.
The problem is, the market for supercars is ageing and slowly dying. In the meantime, the British company is trying to refresh its lineup of more affordable and more practical and functional vehicles.
In the last year, Aston Martin has released four new vehicles, including the supercar Vulcan, designed especially for the tracks. The road driving cars include the 2016 DB9 GT, the next generation of the DB edition. The sporty two door coupe packs 6 liter V12 engine under the hood, producing 540hp and sprinting to 60mph in 4.6 seconds.
The company has also developed an electric powered DBX model that was first shown as a concept during the Geneva Motor Show in March. Since then, the DBX is becoming more and more a reality. And for the limousine market, the company has the Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf to offer, a lavish limousine that can go up to 195mph, and packs the same 6 liter V12 engine as the DB9 GT. The limousine is even faster in acceleration, sprinting to 60mph in 4.4 seconds.