The Aston Martin Vanquish is set to make a triumphant return with the first images of the brand’s new production sports car revealing the iconic name’s resurrection.
UK publication CAR Magazine captured a short video of the new flagship model and its familiar badge in the back of a transporter in Aston Martin heartland in the Midlands, UK, well before it is due to be officially unveiled at California’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August.
The spy shots confirm the second-generation Aston Martin Vanquish will appear almost identical to the recently revealed Project AM310 Concept, which previewed the new luxury sports coupe at the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance in Italy late last month.
As the video shows, the production Vanquish will retain the integrated rear spoiler of the AM310 concept, along with its One-77-inspired tail-lights and aggressive, angular carbonfibre diffuser.
If the rest of the production car shares as much in common with the concept as the rear, expect the Vanquish to get a fresh front end with a revised grille and headlights, a dramatic carbonfibre splitter, a more muscular bonnet bulge, and a stylised profile with deep-reaching vent dividers.
The new Vanquish will ride on an upgraded version of Aston’s existing VH platform and will draw its power from a bumped up tune of the current 6.0-litre V12 with more than 400kW.
The original Aston Martin Vanquish was produced between 2001 and 2007, with the high-performance Vanquish S added to the line-up in 2004.
The new model will go on sale in Australia in 2013 with a price well north of $400,000.
Note: Aston Martin Project AM310 Concept images courtesy AutoEvolution.