Aston Martin will present four models at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, starting with the world premiere of the 2016 DB9 GT.
The Aston Martin DBX concept, which generated quite a buzz after debuting at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, will also be on display for the first time in North America. Additionally, the company will bring out the sensational Vulcan from the past New York Auto Show, as well as the exclusive Lagonda Taraf, which is reserved for a select few customers.
All of these creations preview the design direction of future Aston Martin cars.
Aston Martin Vulcan
This 800-horsepower supercar boasts a naturally aspirated 7.0L V12 engine that was co-developed by Aston Martin and its Racing division. Only 24 units will be built, and each one is for track use only.
Aston Martin DB9 GT
Making its global debut in Pebble Beach, the 2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT is the most powerful DB9 ever created. The 6.0L V12 under the hood produces 540 horsepower, allowing 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph (294.5 km/h).
Aston Martin DBX
North Americans will get their first look at the DBX concept, whose production has been confirmed. Aston Martin will thus join the luxury crossover bandwagon when the DBX goes on sale around 2019. It will try to attract more women and younger buyers since, historically, customers of the luxury brand have mostly been older males.
Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf
Primarily designed for the Middle East market, the Lagonda Taraf will eventually be offered in other parts of the globe as well, albeit in very limited numbers. As the cream of the Aston Martin crop, this limousine features a powerful V12 engine plus iPads and a fridge in the rear. Only a lucky few will have the means and access to buy one, however.