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Is it a new limited production model? Or the first Aston Martin EV?

Aston Martin is offering a juicy lineup for this year’s Monterey Car Week. Being the brand’s most recent offerings, the presence of the DBX707, and DB12 is as natural as it is expected. In addition to that, however, Aston Martin is promising a mystery car, a black knight of sorts. 

Speculations about the mystery car are already running wild. Coinciding with the brand’s 110th anniversary, this promise of a “world-first debut” for the “yet-to-be-revealed new model”. Gives us very few clues of what to expect. Some of the most optimistic observers suggest that it might be Aston’s first electric offering, but that’s highly unlikely, considering that the EV is still in development and not expected to break cover before spending a couple more years in a British workshop.

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Realistic scenarios for the new mystery car 

So the most probable theory is the launch of a new limited edition model, following in the footsteps – or tire tracks, if you will – of the Aston Martin Valour. The designers of the limited version sports car were inspired by the 1970s and 1980s V8 Vantage. But under the hood, instead of a V8, Valour had a 5.2-liter V12 engine, up for 705 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque.

Aston Martin decided that the Valour will be a limited exclusive model. The 110 units sold out at record speed after last June's reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Despite the steep price range of $1.5 to $2 million.

The second probable scenario is the debut of the DB12 Volante, a car that appeared in some recent spy photos doing what looked like its final rounds of public road testing. 

As testing advances, the DB12 Volante will finally break away from its camouflage coating, exposing it to the elements. So, while hiding the car in a garage the entire time is not really an option, the only viable solution to preserve the beauty of a new car is using high-quality custom-made car covers.

What We DO Know About Aston Martin Exhibits

After all the speculations, let’s take a closer look at what the British carmaker has officially announced for this year’s Pebble Beach appearance.

As mentioned earlier, the main staples will be the DB12 and DBX707, both of which broke cover some time ago, and visitors will get to test drive the two new V8 monsters. Aston Martin officials should be careful with the show cars, as droves of visitors will surely be eager to get a taste. Getting some highly resistant custom seat covers, and custom-made dash covers would be a good idea. 

Attendees will also get a chance to examine the automaker's new Q personalization program and get a taste of the brand’s custom-made services in a special studio located at the clubhouse. It's improbable that these custom services will encompass any specialized protective gear; for that, you should explore the Coverking website instead.

This year's Ghost of Honor will be the Valhalla, a model that everyone anticipates. But, sadly, Aston Martin said it will be on display only as a VR model. The entire Aston Martin show is housed on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, complete with all the necessary hospitality services.

The full picture of the show will be completed on Friday, August 18. But for the most impatient of us, there’s still some time for hope, maybe Aston Martin will be generous enough to drop a teaser or two about their new mystery offering.

With the new first electric Acura, the ZDX, and the Golden Bugatti Chiron, this year’s Monterey Car Week is promising to be full of excitement and surprises, so stay tuned!