Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary next year and to commemorate the joyous occasion, company CEO, Ulrich Bez has confirmed a special new model is in the pipeline.
Speaking to Auto Express in the UK recently, he said the special model will be an entirely new model, not just a special edition based on an existing car.
“We have to do something remarkable to mark our centenary. It won’t be a DB9 with a Centenary Edition badge and it won’t be a limited edition like the One-77 supercar. This will be a mainstream Aston.”
The new model is likely to share the DBS’ platform, but with new body panels and trimmings. It is expected to be powered by Aston’s 6.0-litre V12 generating around 410kW (550hp) of power. 0 – 100km/h will likely take place in under 4 seconds.
Aston Martin was founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford in the UK in 1913 as a service garage. Martin later built a car to race at Aston Hill and the company eventually produced its first car in 1915.
Today, Aston Martin produces some of the most desirable cars on the planet, including the Vantage (V8 and V12), the DB9 and DBS, the Virage and the four-door Rapide.
There are also limited editions like the above mentioned One-77 and the ultra exclusive V12 Zagato.