This year’s Pebble Beach® Automotive Week will feature the new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante and the 2015 V12 Vantage S accompanied by a glimpse of Aston Martin’s Second Century with the DBX concept, Lagonda Taraf and Aston Martin Vulcan super-car.
The DB9 GT is the luxury British sports car maker’s most compelling production ‘DB’ to date, designed to offer world-class grand touring and hand-built excellence. Claiming the title of the most potent DB9 yet devised, by virtue of its uprated 6.0-liter V12 engine which now boasts 540bhp – the DB9 GT continues a distinguished tradition of luxury, excitement, and style with a raft of engineering, equipment and styling developments calculated to make this the very best of what DB9 can be.
Aston Martin’s ‘Second Century’ plan was announced by Dr. Andy Palmer after completion of his first 150 days as CEO of Aston Martin. A comprehensive strategy for the ongoing growth and development of the 102-year old sports car maker, the plan laid out the principle mid-term actions, particularly in the area of new product development that will drive the growth of the company.
The DBX concept – now confirmed for production – underlines Aston Martin’s growth plans by signaling an expansion into the luxury GT crossover market as part of a wider strategy to develop the strongest and most diverse product portfolio in the company’s history. Offering a challenge to the existing status quo in the high luxury GT segment, the DBX promises stylish, comfortable, practical and environmentally responsible luxury GT travel.
The 800+bhp Aston Martin Vulcan makes its second bow in North America following a New York debut and will also be on display at the Aston Martin Estate alongside DBX. Styled entirely in-house by the Aston Martin design team led by Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and with a design language hinting at the next generation of Aston Martin sports cars, the Aston Martin Vulcan is powered by the most potent iteration yet of the company’s naturally-aspirated, 7.0-liter V12 petrol engine. With a power-plant developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing, this front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car draws extensively on the brand’s rich GT Motorsport experience.
Marking a first appearance in the North American market, the new Lagonda Taraf super saloon draws inspiration from the highly sought-after William Towns-designed Lagonda of 1976 and features many of the same cutting edge engineering techniques seen in modern Aston Martin sports cars, such as the extensive use of carbon fiber body panels.
The British marque will again host guests at the exclusive Aston Martin Estate. This exquisite private venue, situated high above Carmel with panoramic views across the Monterey Bay, provides the ideal backdrop for showcasing Aston Martin’s latest sports car range to customers and friends of the brand.