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Christopher Bruce2012-06-20 14:03:45

Aston Martin Reveals Vanquish with Upgraded 6.0l V12 to Replace DBS

The new Vanquish has a ring of exposed carbon fiber around the bottom of the car

The much-rumored replacement for the Aston MartinAston MartinAston MartinUnited Kingdom, 1914 > present62 models
1938 photos
24 videos
DBSDBS (modern)Aston Martin DBS (modern)United Kingdom, 2007 > present17 versions
65 photos
2 videos
is finally official. The new VanquishVanquish Gen.1 [AM310]Aston Martin Vanquish Gen.1 [AM310]United Kingdom, 2012 > present23 versions
80 photos
with a revised 6.0 liter V12 will be on sale in just a few months. 

The design is similar to all of the current Aston Martins but includes LED rear tail lights and longer side strakes. It is also meant to be an evolution of the design of the One-77 and bring that look to a broader audience. Aston Martin will offer the Vanquish has either a 2+2 or a pure two-seater. All of the body panels are made of carbon fiber, and the Vanquish has 25% more torsional rigidity than the DBS. There is a ring of exposed carbon fiber around the bottom edge of the car as well. It also has 60% more cargo space than the DBS.  

The Vanquish will come with Adaptive Damping and third generation Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes as standard.  

The inside of the Vanquish is borrows liberally from the One-77One-77Aston Martin One-77United Kingdom, 2009 > 20125 photos
. The center stack is the same including the engine start button and gear selector. There is a new infotainment system though. Legroom is up 37mm, shoulder room up 25mm, elbow room up 87mm and knee room up 50mm compared with the DBS. The new car also has 140% more storage than the DBS as well. 

The engine is Aston Martin's new 6.0l V12 with 565hp and 620Nm of torque with a top speed of 183mph. It is mated to Aston Martin's new Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox with a limited-slip differential. For the moment, the automatic will be the only availabe transmission on the Vanquish for the time being. The new Vantage gets to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds. In comparison, the DBS had 510hp and 569Nm. With the Touchtronic transmission, the DBS accelerated to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds, and it had the same 183mph top speed. 

“Today’s Vanquish is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin design ethos, engineering innovation and technical ability. It offers luxurious, continent-crossing capability and pure driving excitement without compromise. Bearing the same name as the iconic original Vanquish that did so much to cement Aston Martin’s reputation as a maker of great GT cars in the modern era, I believe the car unveiled today once again puts this great British brand at the top of its class," said Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez. 

The Vanquish will start at £189,995, and it will go on sale in the UK and Europe this fall. 

Aston MartinAston Martin
Vanquish Gen.1 [AM310]Vanquish Gen.1 [AM310]
V 12
362 cu in
Top Speed
183 mph
6, sequential manual
Maximum power
573 hp @ 6750 rpm
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel consumption (combined)
annual ownership cost


How to describe it? Simply Aston Martin :)
20.06.2012 @ 18:43
I need to see it for real, as on picture it looks like yet a new re-interpretation of the same design. The change between the DB7 and the DB9 was a real change. The change between the Vanquish (Mk1) a...
23.06.2012 @ 00:57


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