Future Aston Martins such as the next Vantage will reap the benefits of new technology introduced on the recently unveiled DB11.
Key to this is the new aluminium-bonded architecture upon which the DB11 is built. A replacement for the venerable VH structure, the new architecture has been designed to be adapted to different dimensions and wheelbases.
Aston was among the first car companies to embrace the ethos of modular underpinnings for its model range when it introduced VH in 2000, and Aston’s director of product development, Ian Minards, believes the new structure goes far beyond what is traditionally expected of a modular architecture.
“We are still using the same principles of modularity of design, using knowledge and techniques we’ve evolved over the past two decades, but now we are taking it to a whole different level,” he told Autocar late last year.