Aston Martin 'Project 003' – mid-engined hypercar confirmed for 2021

Rumors of a mid-engined Aston Martin have now been confirmed, the Project 003 will arrive in 2021

Aston Martin has officially confirmed a new mid-engined hypercar is in development, creating a new flagship model that will offer class-leading performance from a new hybridised powertrain. Currently under the working title of Project 003, the name refers to this being Aston Martin’s third mid-engined model after the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro, the car is expected to reach customers in late 2021.

Built on a new lightweight structure, the mid-engined model will combine kinetic aerodynamics and an ‘active’ suspension system developed from the Valkyrie programme, refined for use on both road and track. This will not be a mass-produced model though, with production limited to 500 units globally, but it will be available in right- and left-hand drive.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Subscribe now and get your first 5 issues for £5 or buy the latest issue in all good newsagents!

> Click here for more on the upcoming Mercedes-AMG Project One

The new car won’t be quite as compromised or as focused as the Valkyrie though, Aston Martin wants the Project 003 to be a usable road car integrating luggage space and a comfortable interior.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

Commenting on the project, Aston Martin Lagonda President and CEO Andy Palmer noted: “It was always the intention for the Aston Martin Valkyrie to be a once-in-a lifetime project, however, it was also vital to us that Valkyrie would create a legacy: a direct descendent that would also set new standards within its own area of the hypercar market, creating a bloodline of highly specialised, limited production machines that can exist in parallel with Aston Martin’s series production models. I’m thrilled to announce that this car is the Project 003.”

It is still very early days yet, and we have a fair wait till we see the car, but with Ferrari recently laying out plans about its future products, it looks like the two historic marques will be neck and neck in offering ‘next generation’ hybridised mid-engined supercars, and that’s before considering what McLaren, Lamborghini and Porsche will have up their sleeves for the next few years. Hold onto your hats people, the supercar is far from dead.     

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/aston-martin/201805/hypercars-at-le-mans-will-look-magnificent-but-how-genuine-will-the-racing-be
Aston Martin

'Hypercars at Le Mans will look magnificent, but how genuine will the racing be?'

2 Oct 2019
Visit/aston-martin/22301/am-rb-003-concept-from-geneva-to-be-named-aston-martin-valhalla
Aston Martin

Aston Martin Valhalla

18 Jun 2019
Visit/aston-martin/21621/we-ve-been-expecting-you-james-bond-inspired-aston-martin-db5-continuation-nears
Aston Martin

James Bond-inspired Aston Martin DB5 continuation nears prod

14 May 2019
Visit/aston-martin/22554/aston-martin-rapide-e-revealed-in-production-specification
Aston Martin

Aston Martin Rapide E revealed in production specification

16 Apr 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/porsche/911/201958/porsche-911-gt3-vs-gt3-rs-vs-gt2-rs-track-battle
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 GT3 vs GT3 RS vs GT2 RS - track battle

Porsche’s GT3, GT3 RS and GT2 RS are the most hardcore of the 911 breed, but pitched head‑to‑head which will we crown champion?
15 Nov 2019
Visit/ferrari/201950/new-ferrari-roma-612bhp-198mph-gt-car-joins-the-range
Ferrari

New Ferrari Roma: 612bhp, 198mph GT car joins the range

Ferrari has expanded its GT car range with the V8 powered Ferrari Roma
14 Nov 2019
Visit/buying-advice/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
15 Nov 2019
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019