The Rivalta GT project | Based on VH310 Platform Aston Martin: history of this classic GT chassis
Pre-VH Vanquish and VH Generation;
The original first-generation Aston Martin Vanquish used advanced and complex carbon fiber and aluminum chassis that predated the VH platform. However, experience building the V12 Vanquish led Aston Martin to develop a simpler platform that would go on to underpin all future Aston Martins. While the original V12 Vanquish is not considered to be a VH platform car, some consider it to be the "Ur-VH" platform vehicle as elements of the Vanquish evolved into the VH architecture.
The first true VH Chassis made its debut in the Aston Martin DB9 in 2004 and has underpinned the DB9 through the course of its production run from 2004 to 2012. It was refined in 2008 for the 2009 model year DB9. The 2013 model year DB9 was underpinned by the Generation III platform (VH300), where it shared carbon fiber components and hardware technology from the Generation III architecture that was used in the 2011 Virage and the second-generation Vanquish (VH310) since 2012 until the complete new DB11.