Aston Martin plans birthday beast

Aston Martin's Dragon 88. Photo / Supplied
Aston Martin's Dragon 88. Photo / Supplied

Aston Martin turns 100 next year - and it's planning a special Centenary model.

Aston CEO Dr Ulrich Bez told the UK's Auto Express: "This will be an entirely new model. We have to do something remarkable to mark our centenary.

"It won't be a DB9 with a Centenary edition badge and it won't be a limited edition like the One-77 supercar. This will be a mainstream Aston."

Here's hoping that the Centenary isn't dripping in cheese like the Aston Martin Dragon 88 concepts revealed at the Beijing Motor Show - essentially Vantage, Virage and DBS with some 'Year of the Dragon' styling touches and a lucky number in the nameplate to cash in on the rapidly-growing Chinese market.

- NZ Herald

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