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Aston Martin Vanquish Alive Again - Web Exclusive

The One-77 supercar for everyone.

Greg Emmerson
Jun 20, 2012 SHARE
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Legendary GT Car manufacturer, Aston Martin has unveiled the new 2013 Vanquish. Baring the iconic nameplate is a 6.0L naturally aspirated V12 engine unleashing 565 hp and 457 lb-ft to a touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox. Making the new Vanquish Aston Martin’s most heart-pumping model.

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Having made a splash at the 2012 Italian concours Villa d’Este, under the concept name plate AM310, fans around the world got a sneak preview to the orchestra emanating from magnificent harmony of all 12 cylinders firing underneath a refined One-77 inspired shell. The exterior body is entirely constructed from carbon fiber married to a rigid and light aluminum chassis.

The new Vanquish pulls design cues from its supercar older brother, the One-77 now One-76 due to one wrecked recently. An elongated waistline, sculpted front fender speared openings, and a rear integrated trunk lid Aero-Duct for more down force at speed contribute to a progressive design language for the brand. The most noticeable design feature is the front carbon fiber lower valance. Almost as if designed to shovel low cool air into the highly tuned V12 engine compartment, then expelled from either fender gill guided by the belt line spears toward the rear Aero-Duct trunk, planting the tires to the ground as you aspire to find the limits like the bastard child of James Bond.

Inside Aston Martin has carried on the timeless tradition of hand stitched high quality leather with seemingly never ending personalization colors and options. The new Vanquish goes even as far as adding nearly 60% more trunk space for those cross country gumball runs.

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Aston Martin has managed to bring the most desired elements of their million-dollar One-77 into the elegantly presented Vanquish, starting at just $298,339.77 MSRP.

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Specifications List:

Body
  • Two-door coupe body style with 2+0 or optional 2+2 seating
  • New generation bonded aluminum and carbon fibre VH structure
  • Aluminum, magnesium alloy and carbon-fibre composite body
  • Extruded aluminum door side-impact beams
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • LED light blade rear lamps and LED side repeaters


  • Engine
  • All-alloy, independent quad variable camshaft timing, 48-valve, 5,935 cc V12
  • Compression ratio 11.0:1
  • Front-mid mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
  • Six three-way catalytic convertors
  • Max power: 565 bhp at 6,750 rpm
    Max torque: 457 lb ft at 5,500 rpm
    Acceleration: 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds
    Max speed: 183 mph

    Transmission
  • Rear-mid mounted, six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic/sequential manual gearbox
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fiber propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential

  • Wheels and Tires
    Front: 9J x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 255/35 ZR20
    Rear: 11.5J x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 305/30 ZR20

    Steering
  • Speed-dependent electronically controlled rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.62 turns lock-to-lock.
  • Column tilt and reach adjustment

  • Suspension
  • Lightweight aluminum front subframe with hollow castings
  • Front: Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
    Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
    Three-stage adjustable Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes

    Brakes
    Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston calipers
    Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston calipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Traction Control
  • Launch Control

  • Dimensions
    Length:185.8in (inc. front number plate plinth)
    Width:81.4in (inc. mirrors)
    Height:50.9in
    Wheelbase:107.9in
    Fuel tank capacity:20.5 US galls
    Weight:3,833 lb

    Standard specification
  • Full-grain leather interior
  • Alcantara headlining
  • Electrically operated front seats
  • Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three memory positions)
  • 2+0 seating configuration with flexible rear environment storage
  • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Cruise control
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Remote-control central door locking and boot release
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Heated front seats
  • Curtain side head airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Pelvis and thorax seat mounted airbags
  • Seat belt dual-pretensioners and digressive load limiters
  • Trip computer
  • Tracking device (UK only)
  • Laminated windscreen with clear noise-insulation layer
  • Glass ECU
  • Titanium bonnet and side strake meshes
  • Bright aluminum front grille
  • Chrome side strakes and tailpipe trim
  • Heated rear screen

  • In-Car Entertainment
  • New infotainment system with capacitive switching
  • 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 13-speaker audio system
  • Garmin satellite navigation system*+
  • 6.5” LCD Screen
  • iPod® and iPhone® Integration and USB playback
  • Satellite radio system (USA only)
  • AM/FM radio1
  • A2DP Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming
  • Wi-Fi Hub5

  • Options
  • Ten-spoke alloy wheel in a Graphite finish
  • 20-spoke alloy wheel in a Liquid Silver, Silver finish with diamond turning, Graphite finish with diamond turning, Gloss Black with diamond turning and Satin Black with diamond turning
  • Black-vaned grille
  • Magnum Silver or Black Mesh finish
  • Matt black textured tailpipe
  • Black, blue, yellow or red calipers
  • Exposed carbon fiber roof panel
  • Exposed carbon fiber door mirror caps
  • Exposed carbon fiber side strakes
  • Exposed carbon door handles
  • Protective tape
  • Black Luxmil Leather and part-Alcantara steering wheel
  • Colour-Keyed Luxmil Leather steering wheel
  • Black One-77 leather steering wheel with black Alcantara Inserts
  • Colour-Keyed One-77 Luxmil leather steering wheel with black leather inserts
  • Centre stack facia in carbon fibre 2x2 twill, carbon fiber 2x2 fishbone, Piano Red, Piano Black or Piano Ice mocha.
  • Headrest embroidery – Aston Martin wings or Vanquish logo
  • Black hardware pack
  • Full carbon fiber gearshift paddles
  • Personalized sill plaques
  • Rear parking assist camera
  • Auto-dimming mirror with garage door opener
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Smoker’s Pack
  • Second glass key
  • Tracking device**1
  • Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensors)
  • Option toolkit
  • Six-CD auto-changer
  • First-aid kit
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