FRANKFURT – Two years ahead of production startup, Aston Martin will reveal its new AM305 small car at the Detroit auto show in early January. The V-8-powered, Porche 911-fighter will be unveiled as a concept car, but supposedly it's virtually identical to the model that goes on sale in 2005. Although the concept car is a coupe, insiders confirm a convertible version is crucial if Aston is to achieve its planned sales volume of 5,000 cars annually. Now begins the great debate ...

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