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Aston Martin Vanquish London debut

The new Aston Martin Vanquish last night made its London debut in the star-studded surroundings of the London Film Museum, Covent Garden.

An invited audience of more than 500 Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts mingled with screen and TV stars, as Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez formally unveiled the new super grand tourer.

The official debut of the Vanquish came just days after its 'sneak preview' at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the new V12 coupe completed a handful of runs up the famous Goodwood hill.

Guests at last night's London event enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to get up close to Aston Martin's latest flagship as a brace of Vanquish models, together with a unique 'cutaway' display showcasing the car's remarkable carbon fibre skin, took star billing.

The Vanquish features the next generation of the VH architecture as well as a significantly upgraded 6.0-litre V12 engine boasting 573 PS and 620 Nm of torque. The flagship Aston is capable of a 0-62 mph time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph.

It will be available as a 2+2 or 2+0 with the first privileged owners taking delivery of their cars before the end of the year.

Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez said: "I am very happy to unveil our exceptional new supercar here in London.

"As Aston Martin is in its 100th year and prepares for the 100th birthday of the brand in January next year, the debut of this new super grand tourer means we can look forward to the next century with confidence and real excitement.

"I'm very proud of the new Vanquish, and my team that have worked tirelessly to perfect it, and I'm convinced that it will quickly become one of the most sought-after and admired cars on the road."

Priced from £189,995 in the UK, first deliveries of the new Aston Martin Vanquish are expected to begin in the UK late in 2012.

Posted on 06.07.2012
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