Aston Martin recently took a right-hand drive version of the company's AM 310 Concept for a spin in Italy. The coupe was on hand for a brief photo shoot, and sported a few different details from the model we saw debut at Villa d'Este. Marked by a more sane set of wheels and a more demure grille, this machine looks almost ready for production. Aston Martin has already made it clear the concept could give us an idea of the successor to the DB9 and DBS, and some voices are indicating this could be the next-generation Vanquish.

Despite its ultra luxury products, Aston Martin may not have the resources on hand to dabble in fully-functional concepts like other automakers. As such, it would make sense for the AM 310 to serve double duty as both a concept and a prototype.

The supercar rides on the same VH chassis as nearly every other Aston Martin product, though the AM 310 borrows the 6.0-liter V12 found in the DB9.

*Update: After taking a closer look, it appears as if this car is actually wearing a Vanquish badge on the rear. As such, it would seem the AM 310 Concept will be built and sold as the next-generation Vanquish. Expect more information as it becomes available.


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      Bad_Andy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Uhhhhh...it does say "Vanquish" on the boot...
      Jens Odegard
      • 2 Years Ago
      IT SAYS VANQUISH ON THE BOOT OF THE CAR!!!!!!!!!!!
      iamjomu
      • 2 Years Ago
      i can't even keep track of all the different models in the Aston Martin lineup. It's mainly because they don't interest me all that much. I'm a Porsche guy, but would it be ignorant to think that their entire vehicle lineup looks nearly identical aside from the One-77?
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @iamjomu
        Oh, and the Cygnet looks a tiny bit different. It looks compact, almost too compact to fit a V8-V12 and be a RWD coupe, which I think it is, as all Astons are. This is crazy talk, but from a certain angle, in dim light, it almost looks like...no. It doesn't look anything like a certain micro hatchback Toyota that shall remain nameless. Does it?
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @iamjomu
        Their Vantage is a bit smaller, the Zagato a bit more Italian, and the Rapide has 2 more doors that aren't too hard to miss. But the DB9, Virage, and DBS look almost identical to me, and all of their non Zagato models are small variations of a theme.
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      everybody knows this IS the next vanquish
      BombSquad
      • 2 Years Ago
      Aston Martin is stuck on the 911 exterior design path, but I'm not complaining. The proportions are timeless, and in person, they look fantastic.
      Noonz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Um, it IS the Vanquish. There is no doubt. It's just a matter of what day it all becomes officially stated.
      John L Hitchcock
      • 2 Years Ago
      new design language, please
      trzjax
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't know. Looks exactly like previous 217 versions of the same car.
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @trzjax
        And that's a bad thing? Modern Aston Martins are just about the sexiest, most elegant-looking cars produced. If they feel like taking the Porsche 911-approach to their redesigns (evolution, not revolution), then more power to them. Don't fix what isn't broken.
          telm12345
          • 2 Years Ago
          @QCRamAir
          Couldn't agree more. Looks classic and new all at the same time. Has a bite to it, but doesn't flaunt it like, say, a Lambo.
      Teddy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford Fusion coupe?
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Teddy
        Sarcasm meter redlined and is now emitting smoke.
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      not a big step forward in fact not even 1 little step forward possible not a bad thing but those rear lights are poor so could actually be a step backwards IMO :(
        Nick Allain
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dtrump_21
        These rear lights looks just like the DBS lights in my opinion. The funny thing is that I saw the DBS rear lights recently and thought - wow, those look way better in person than in the photos. So I'll reserve judgement for now.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't know, it just looks boy-racerish compared to the DBS or Virage. I would prefer one of those to this. Hell I would prefer the last Vanquish over this, that was one mean and sexy looking beast.
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      While there's no denying how great looking it is, I certainly hope it won't be the new Vanquish. When the first one came out, it was like a DB7 on steroids. In comparison, this is too sleek and similar to the DB9's IMO.
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