As part of its financial report for fiscal year 2022, Aston Martin has announced a significant overhaul across its entire lineup of cars. Presumably, that means replacements are coming for the DBX SUV, Vantage sports car, and the DB11 and DBS grand tourers. This is in addition to two other future models: an anniversary special due out sometime this year and the brand's first battery electric vehicle due out in 2025.
"Looking ahead, we have a spectacular pipeline of specials including an exclusive Aston Martin model to be launched during 2023 to celebrate our iconic 110th anniversary," said executive chairman Lawrence Stroll in a presentation.
The company also promises to accelerate its sustainability goals in an accompanying set of slides, pinning a launch date for its first BEV. "Unchanged timeline for electrification–first PHEV (the Valhalla) commences delivery in 2024, first BEV targeted for launch in 2025, fully electrified sports and SUV portfolio by 2030."
News that Aston would trot out a special model to mark its 110th birthday had already surfaced back in January, but it's still unknown what this car will look and be like. But with the company's recent penchant for unveiling wild-looking, almost open-wheel-esque hypercars, I wouldn't be surprised if Aston's upcoming birthday present to itself follows that trend. I'd also be willing to bet money that the car's name will start with the letter V.
What form that upcoming EV will come in is also a mystery. One hopes that it will be a face-meltingly quick electric hypercar to rival the Rimac Neveras and Pininfarina Battistas of the world, but one cannot discount the very reasonable possibility of a money-printing electric DBX.
Aston Martin is currently working to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from its manufacturing facilities—its factories in Gaydon and St. Athan currently only use renewable electricity—while targeting a 30% reduction in overall supply chain emissions by the year 2030 over what they were in 2020.
Now, how about those new cars?
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