2012 Aston Martin Vanquish review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 , 02:06:03 byVeronica

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Aston Martin Vanquish

British carmaker Aston Martin developed the Vanquish, a model created to replace the DBS. At a closer look we can see that the design and everything actually reminds us of the DBS, maybe not the name, but the rest look like an improved DBS. Of course, this does not mean the carmaker did not offer several changes to the new model, because it did, starting with the stiffer fourth generation VH bonded aluminum monocoque chassis. In the rear structure Aston Martin used a lot of carbon fiber and hollow-cast aluminum instead of solid cast aluminum at the front end. The front chassis is now 13% lighter than the one used for the DBS. Also, most of the body panels are made of carbon fiber.

The new Aston Martin Vanquish measures 4.720 mm in length, 2067 in width, 1.294 in height and has a 2.740 mm wheelbase. The new Vanquish is powered by a 5.9-liter V12 petrol engine capable of developing 55 extra horsepower and in the end offers an output of 565 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque. This amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and to reach a top speed of 295 km/h. The DBS reaches a top speed of 305 km/h and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. All the output is being transferred to the road through a new generation Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires that hide new 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels. The braking system of the car contains Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes.

The carmaker also provides the latest Adaptive Damping System developed by Aston Martin that offers the possibility to choose between three different modes: Normal, Sport and Track. The new Aston Martin Vanquish will be available in either 2+0 or 2+2 seating configuration. The model will be offered in dealerships before the end of this year and the price for the UK customers will start at GBP189.995. The North American customers will have the first possibility to purchase the new model at the beginning of next year for a suggested retail starting price of $279.995.