New Aston Martin revealed

26 May, 2012 1:00pm Sam Hardy

New Aston Martin supercar concept revealed at Villa D’Este in Italy

The wraps are off the new Aston Martin supercar. This one-off concept was revealed at the Villa D’Este Concours d’Elegance event on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, and it shows how the DBS replacement will look.

Entered in the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award, the show car is basically the new production model with more glitzy wheels, bright red paint and a pronounced front splitter.

The rest of the shape takes cues from the £1.25 million One-77 hypercar, with dramatic curves in the bodywork and pronounced rear haunches, while a rear spoiler that allows air to flow underneath has been added.

The new car hasn't been named yet - it's known internally as the AM310 – but could be badged Vanguard or Vanquish. Power comes from an uprated version of Aston’s 6.0-litre V12, while under the skin is the same VH platform as the current DB9 and DBS, albeit with revised suspension.

Aston Martin celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2013, but this new model will go on sale before then, priced at around £190,000.