We run down all models to expect from British marque in next four years
Back when Sean Connery was James Bond, buying an Aston Martin was simple. You walked into an AM showroom, ideally while wearing a suit, and put your name down for whichever DB model happened to be on sale at the time. After a while, if they liked the cut of your jib, theyâ€™d get around to building you one.
That’s all changing now as Aston seeks to maximise its brand power and profitability by branching out into a lot more areas of endeavour, from Bugatti-rivalling hypercars to SUVs. Anyone with the requisite amounts of cash and a lifestyle to suit the car will be eligible to enter the once-exclusive world of Aston Martin ownership.
If youâ€™re thinking of joining the fold, youâ€™ll need to know whatâ€™s coming out in the next four years. Hereâ€™s the stuff we know about. There could be more in the offing, who knows.
In the vanguard of Astonâ€™s exploding (not literally) model range is this V12-powered grand touring machine, first released in 2016.
Any moment now (June 2018) the firstÂ examples of AMâ€™s brand-new entry-level car will be delivered. At Â£120,900, this is the arguably the most important new car in the companyâ€™s history.
Read more:Â Aston Martin Vantage review
Once referred to as the Vanquish, the new V12 DBS Superleggera will be pounding the boulevards of Europe from June.
Thinking of putting your name down for a Mercedes-AMG Project One? Lucky you. While youâ€™re at it, why not sign up for a Â£2.5m,Â 1000bhp+ Valkyrie? Due in 2019, itâ€™s a joint venture with Red Bull.
Yes, even Aston is making an SUV. This is their first, based on the DBX concept. To be built at the new St Athan plant in Wales, it will be launched in 2019.
Theyâ€™re still doing this four-doorÂ saloon at the moment, but it may disappear when the DBX comes out. Thatâ€™s worth knowing from a resale perspective.
Mystery Hypercar isnâ€™t the name, silly. This mid-engined LaFerrari rival is being touted as the â€˜Brother of Valkyrieâ€™. Expect to see it in 2021.
The DBS Superleggera isnâ€™t finishing off the Vanquish name. That badge will come back on a McLaren 720S-class mid-engined supercar, arrivingÂ in 2021.
Theyâ€™re taking on the Rolls-Royce Phantom with this electrically-powered Vision Concept-inspired machine, also due in 2021, under the reborn Lagonda name.
And hereâ€™s the SUV to challenge Bentleyâ€™s Bentayga, coming to a Lagonda showroom possibly not that near to you in 2022.