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New Aston Martin Vanquish unveiled

Aston Martin has unveiled the Vanquish, a brand new supercar that will be the company's new flagship grand tourer.

The Vanquish features the next generation of the VH architecture, with power coming from a significantly upgraded 6.0-litre V12 engine. mated to the Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox.

The V12's power peak of 565 bhp makes it Aston Martin's most potent production model yet, outmuscled only by the limited edition £1.2m One-77 supercar. With 620 Nm of torque available at 5,500 rpm, 0-62 mph takes 4.1 seconds en route to a top speed of 183 mph.

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: "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.

"The new Vanquish mixes beautiful design with impressive technology such as the superb new infotainment system. This is the latest incarnation of everything we know, informed and developed from One-77. It is the ultimate Super Grand Tourer - confident and assured - and is the newest representation of Power, Beauty and Soul."

The new Aston Martin was designed and built at the company's Gaydon HQ, and will be available as a 2+2 or a strict 2 seater. Each body panel on the car is constructed from carbon fibre because of its high strength-to-weight ratio and flexibility of form. Meanwhile torsional rigidity is improved by more than 25%.

Practical improvements such as a newly designed and significantly more spacious cabin and a boot that, at 368 litres, is more than 60% larger than that of the DBS, ensure the new Vanquish can carry sufficient luggage for even the most ambitious grand tourist.

Aston Martin's designers aimed for the new Vanquish to suited to everyday use, equally at home on busy city streets as it is carving up the countryside or long distance motorway touring.

The latest engineering methods, innovative technologies and typically understated classic British design come together to make the muscular new Vanquish a true super GT. For instance, each body panel on the car is constructed from carbon fibre because of its high strength-to-weight ratio and flexibility of form. Meanwhile torsional rigidity is improved by more than 25%.

Practical improvements include a significantly more spacious cabin and a boot that, at 368 litres, is more than 60% larger than that of the DBS.

The new Aston Martin Vanquish is priced from £189,995, with first deliveries of the new sports car expected late in 2012.

Posted on 20.06.2012
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