The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is a fantastic GT car; however, its predecessor, the Aston Martin Vanquish, is still considered by many as one of the most beautiful looking car designs, and we were truly sad to see it go. But, guess what? The Aston Martin Vanquish might not be dead; and, I am not talking about the name. In preparation for Aston Martin’s IPO earlier this month on the London Stock Exchange, the British car manufacturer released a prospectus for its potential investors which along with boring stats and figures had a very interesting bit of information for us car fanatics. The 321-page document states that someone purchased the tooling and design drawings for the outgoing Vanquish.
According to Automotive News, the transaction took place in June when Aston Martin received £20 million (about $26 million) from an unnamed buyer. Interestingly, the deal also includes an 18-month assistance from Aston Martin Consulting (AMC). Although, this clearly indicates that the company that bought design from Aston along with seeking its consultancy on how to build the grand tourer will at some point build a car that looks like the Vanquish, but no one seems to know about the unknown buyer. Some are speculating that it could very well be a European tuning company preparing to build a kit car that looks like the Vanquish. While there are others who think it’s a Chinese company like Geely looking to add a GT car to its line-up. Regardless of who purchased the designs, we hope that it gets made soon and proper justice is done to one one the most beautiful cars ever made.