We are still waiting for Aston Martin to deliver the Valkyrie into the showrooms and later to launch it on the market, but the British manufacturer is thinking way ahead. While we are waiting for this model to show up, the company CEO, Andy Palmer talks about the new mid-engined supercar that is currently developed together with Red Bull Racing with 130 engineers and designers working on the project.
It is too early to talk about the name of the vehicle, but the new Aston Martin supercar will be based on a bespoke platform that is specifically developed for this model. The sales of this model are planned for 2020 but let’s check out further details about this vehicle.
2020 Aston Martin Mid-Engined Supercar Exterior
It is still way too early to discuss the looks of this car, but we can make some assumptions based on the renderings that appeared online. Considering that the 2020 Aston Martin will be a mid-engined car, this means that there will be radical changes in the design. Expect to see a long engine hood and a shorter nose, but the Brits will keep some of the trademark cues such as trapezoidal grille. Moreover, the headlamps will be familiar, but they will come with a unique shape and LED lights underneath.
The rear section is assumed to be longer with the cooling vents placed behind the doors. Since this is a supercar, the stance will be low as well as the roof, whereas the quarter windows will be small. However, bear in mind that anything can happen out back.
It is hard to talk about the cabin of the new Aston Martin car, but it will definitely be something we haven’t had a chance to see before. While the unique layout is guaranteed, due to the mid-ship layout, the cabin will be moved forward while the rear seats will not be used. And to guess what the interior of this car will look like, we have to think of the company’s only mid-engined supercar, the Valkyrie, which is pretty extreme inside.
Carbon dominates the cabin and Alcantara is used on the steering wheel, parts of the dashboard and the seats. The center console is non-existent, and one of the displays is on the passenger-side dashboard. However, don’t expect the upcoming vehicle to be this radical. With that being said, there will be carbon-fiber galore and a pair of motorsport-inspired seats. The dashboard will be common, and the steering wheel will look down-to-earth.
The 2020 Aston Martin will be sold with a hybrid powertrain, but we are still waiting for the company officials provide hints about it. One thing is for sure, and it comes straight from the horse’s mouth – unlike Valkyrie, the new model will not use the V12.
Having said that, the supercar will probably use the twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8 which powers the Vantage and DB11. This engine comes from Mercedes, and it delivers 503 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque in the two models we have mentioned here. But in the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, this unit cranks out 630 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque!
Mercedes’ 48-volt hybrid system will be combined with the engine, transforming this vehicle into a mild hybrid. The output remains in the shadows, but if Aston Martin wants to compete with Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 720S, their new supercar will have to produce more than 650 horses.
2020 Aston Martin Mid-Engined Supercar Price
This is an 2020 Aston Marin Mid-Engined supercar, and yes, you guessed it – it will not be cheap. Considering that the 2020 Aston Martin mid-engined supercar will compete against the Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 720S, expect it to cost between $270,000 and $300,000 in the United States.