Aston Martin Vanquish Unveiled

 Sitting proudly at the pinnacle of the luxury British car maker's sports car line-up, this breath-taking new super grand tourer represents the zenith of current Aston Martin design and engineering. Vanquish, is the next generation of the renowned Aston Martin architecture.

The design  represents the  latest  take  on Aston Martin's  iconic visual language. Vanquish is an evolution, its lean and muscular forms signifying the extensive use of carbon fibre. Each body panel on the car is constructed from carbon fibre because of its high strength-to-weight  ratio and exceptional flexibility of form. At standstill or at speed the car commands respect and admiration, its flowing forms hand-sculpted in clay before being translated into perfectly painted hi-tech carbon fibre.

Powered by a significantly revised naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine mated to the proven Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox, the new car offers suitably impressive performance figures. The V12's power peak of 565 bhp (573 PS) makes it Aston Martin's most potent production model yet, outmuscled only by the strictly limited edition One-77 supercar. The raw statistics speak for themselves: 573 PS at 6,750 rpm, 457 lb ft of torque at 5,500 rpm, 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph place the Vanquish firmly into supercar territory.

Unmistakably an Aston Martin, the design shows a clear and coherent lineage from its heritage while providing an equally clear pointer to the luxury car brand's vibrant future. Closer inspection reveals details such as the stunning new Aero Duct on the rear boot lid.This elegantly devised passive engineering feature, which counteracts lift at the car's rear when travelling at speed, is a triumph of both design and technical ability.

As happy on the streets of a bustling  city as it is carving through the countryside or long  distance motorway touring, the Vanquish offers a thoroughbred British luxury sports car that's also suited to everyday use. Priced from $296,039 first deliveries of the new sports car are expected to begin in early 2013.

Date Posted: August 1, 2012