Few pictures of this new Aston Martin model was leaked onto the internet yesterday and today, Aston Martin released the whole set to the internet unveiling their newest flagship car, the Vanquish.
The car looks like an evolution of the DBS in every possible way. Its aluminum chassis is supposed to be 13 percent more rigid than the aforementioned predecessor, while the body is constructed mostly from carbon fiber.
The result is a car thats 55 kg (120 lbs) lighter than the DBS, tipping the scales at a very reasonable 1,739 kg (3,834 lbs). And to push such heavy metal, a 6-liter V12 engine under the bonnet delivers 565hp (573PS) and a peak torque of 620Nm (457 lb-ft).
The car will not outpace a Ferrari 458 Italia, this much is clear, but with a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 295km/h (183mph) it still offers respectable performance. However, it’s strange to see that with a 55 hp boost and a significant weight reduction, they’ve only shaped 0.2 seconds.
Aston Martin has switched things up inside, as touch sensitive pads are offered instead of buttons for the center console. What’s more, the Vanquish is available as a 2+0 for you and the misses or 2+2 if you want to take the kids.
If you struggled for legroom in the DBS, the good news is that things have improved with this car, while shoulder room, elbow room and knee room have all been increased. The boot is supposed to be the biggest improvement – 368 liter of capacity, 60 percent more than before.
Aston Martin has said that the Vanquish will be available in the late part of 2012. UK pricing has been set from £189,995, while the US version that will arrive in 2013 starts at $279,995.