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Aston Martin to integrate your smartphone on the dashboard of its futuristic hypercar

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Aston Martin came out in grand style today, revealing its latest four-wheeler as well as plans for other lineups

The British car maker dropped a bundle of announcements today, confirming work on three new vehicles: the Vanquish Vision Concept (codenamed AM9), the AM-RB 003 hypercar and the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept. The Vanquish Vision Concept, a series which revives the Vanquish name has been in production for two years. Its arrival marks the first time Aston has put a mid-engine model into series production (which is slated for 2022). The twin-turbocharged engine’s capacity is as-yet unspecified but is likely to be around 3.0 liters, given the size of similar engines from other carmakers.

Aston’s new AM-RB 003 hypercar (formerly known as Project 003) is also a gas-guzzler. It’ll have the same engine has the AM9 and according to the brand’s press blurb, “will incorporate concepts and technologies taken directly from F1,” which will give top-end hypercar rivals a run for their money. Curiously, though, the car will come without a dashboard touchscreen, presumably in a bid to make it a much lighter version as possible. Instead, owners will have to mount their own smartphone to the dash if they want to use the navigation or play music through Spotify. The company has been a little vague on the specs, but it’s likely to be on the road by 2021.

Aston Martin AM-RB 003

Lastly, there’s the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, a core focus of Aston to transition into a luxury all-electric brand. A key takeaway here is the space on offer. Furthermore, a reliable source revealed that the company has taken advantage of the lack of an internal combustion engine, hence, mounting the batteries in the floor of the vehicle, so that it becomes ultra-roomy on the inside, by that I mean very spacious.

On the outside, the Lagonda looks like one of those future rides, and according to Aston boss Andy Palmer, makes it a car well-suited for tech entrepreneurs. “The guys who drive Teslas, not Bentleys and Rolls-Royces,” he tells AutoCar. While there is no word on the specifics features just yet, rumors have it that Aston is hoping for an all-electric range of around 400 miles for the production version, with wireless rapid-charging technology that’ll fully juice up the battery in around 15 minutes. Well said right? I guess yes. If you think Aston Will make good sales from its next lineup then drop a comment below.

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