With a body built from carbon fibre (improving torsional rigidity by more than 25%.) the lines are pure Aston with a safe and clear evolution from the DB9 and Virage. There are also various styling cues from the One-77 including the elegant new waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “Today’s Vanquish is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin design ethos, engineering innovation and technical ability. It offers luxurious, continent-crossing capability and pure driving excitement without compromise.”
“The new Vanquish mixes beautiful design with impressive technology such as the superb new infotainment system. This is the latest incarnation of everything we know, informed and developed from One-77. It is the ultimate Super Grand Tourer – confident and assured – and is the newest representation of Power, Beauty and Soul.”
Performance is from the naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine with power increased to 565bhp and 620 Nm of torque. As with other model the gearbox is the Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic. This combination should propel the Vanquish to 62 mph (100 km/h) from standstill in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph.
Aston Martin have created a greatly increased cabin and boot providing a 60% increase in storage, at 368 litres, compared to the DBS. With practicality and the classic lines of the the Vanquish it certainly looks to be a super GT and will give the updated SLS a run for its money.
We look forward to seeing the Vanquish in the flesh and can’t wait to see what surprises Aston Martin have for the future!
Prices start from £189,995 with the first deliveries expected to begin in the UK and Europe in late 2012.