Aston Martin unveil the new Vanquish
Aston Martin’s new DBS successor has been renamed the AM310 Vanquish and it borrows heavily from the spectacular One-77 coupe.
Built on the latest version of Aston Martin’s VH (vertical horizontal) architecture, the car’s components make use of materials such as bonded aluminium and carbon-fibre, improving overall rigidity by 25% over the outgoing model and reducing weight.
It is powered by a significantly upgraded 6.0 litre V12 engine mated to the proven Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox it is capable of 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds and can reach a top speed of 183mph.
The Vanquish will be sold in two-seater or 2+2 seating configurations and will have increased leg and shoulder room.
Stylists have drawn inspiration from the One-77 for the interior. The sweeping center console, for example, is almost identical to the design seen on the former flagship.
Other interior amenities include full-grain leather upholstery, heated power front seats, a Garmin navigation system with a 6.5-inch pop-up LCD screen, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and a 1,000-watt, 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Priced from $279,995, first deliveries of the new sports car are expected to begin across the Americas in early 2013.