Informed speculation as to Aston Martin's next move centers on what might debut in Geneva.
With Aston Martin now operating as an independent sports car manufacturer and the lineup down to only the DB9 and Vantage, there's some speculation as to what the Geneva show holds for the brand. Autoblog has collected some of the rumors, and coupling them with what we already know, we can make some educated guesses.
While we're waiting for the Rapide and One-77 to arrive, Aston is likely to tempt us with new top-of-the-line models of both of its existing cars. Speculation calls for a V12-powered Vantage and a DBS ragtop to debut soon; both could drop in Geneva.
The Vantage V12 RS appeared at last year's Geneva show and was confirmed for production as a limited-edition 600-horsepower coupe. Carbon-fiber body panels and an extendable spoiler set the V12 apart visually, while the 6.0 liter V12 under the hood, sourced from the DBRS9 race car, promises upgraded performance as well.
As for the DBS roadster, it was also confirmed at last year's Geneva show, and we've already spotted prototypes in winter testing. Based on the spy photos, apart from a slightly revised greenhouse the DBS Volante, as it's likely to be called in Aston Martin tradition, will be identical to the coupe apart from the soft top.