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The Vanquish name returns to the Aston Martin lineup for 2014 as the replacement for the DBS. Branded the "ultimate grand tourer," the all-new Vanquish is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that makes 565 horsepower. The exterior makes extensive use of carbon fiber and shares similar bits from the limited-production One-77 supercar. Competitors include other high-performance sports cars like the Lamborghini Aventador and Ferrari F12berlinetta.
Engineers at Aston Martin incorporated many styling cues from the One-77 when designing the new Vanquish, the most noticeable being LED "light blade" taillamps. The body consists of a mix of lightweight carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium alloy. Exterior features include:
Themes of luxury, exclusivity and high-performance are present in the new Vanquish's cabin. There's leather upholstery and an Alcantara headliner, as well as a Bang & Olufsen stereo. There are numerous opportunities for buyers to customize the cabin, heated front seats and a Garmin-based navigation system are standard. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The rear-wheel-drive Vanquish features a 6.0-liter V-12 paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine makes 565 hp and 457 pounds-feet of torque. Aston Martin claims the Vanquish will go from zero-to-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 183 mph. Mechanical features include:
Safety features include:
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