2013 Aston Martin Vanquish revealed
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- 04:07 pm, June 20, 2012
Aston Martin brings back the Vanquish tag with the AM 310 model; will replace the outgoing DBS model.
Aston Martin's legendary Vanquish has been resurrected, specially to mark the company's historic centenary celebrations that will get underway in 2013. The British supercar maker has today officially released the first images and information about the new Vanquish as promised, ahead of the model's public debut in August.
The new Aston Martin Vanquish will now sit at the top of the Aston Martin tree as it replaces the outgoing DBS model and will now serve as the brand's flagship model, as the iconic One-77 supercar now remains officially sold out.
The much talked about successor to the Aston Martin DBS was first showcased at the 2012 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy by the name of 'Project AM 310' and a production version bearing the name 'Vanquish' on the boot was spotted just outside Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, England two weeks back.
Keeping the same basic design and layout in tunes with the DBS, the new Aston Martin Vanquish takes inspiration form the One-77 supercar looking futuristic and thoroughly modern and at the same time retains some hints from the past. look retaining the classic feel of the old Vanquish and yet.
Underneath the body panels of the new Vanquish, are hearvily revised versions of Aston Martin's venerable VH platform and a front-mounted 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine, which debuted in 2003 in the DB9. 573PS of max power and 620Nm of max torque is sent to the rear wheels via a "Touchtronic 2" six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. No manual or dual-clutch unit is currently being offered. The 0 to 100kmph mark is reached in just 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 295kmph.
According to the British marque, the updated platform's torsional rigidity is improved by more than 25 percent over the DBS’s, while its also lighter as a result of the use of carbon fiber in the rear structure and hollow-cast aluminum instead of solid cast aluminum at the front end.
The car's braking system features third generation Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes. The front brakes use 398 mm x 36 mm CCM discs with larger front brake pads and six-piston brake callipers from the One-77, while the rear brakes use 360 mm x 32 mm CCM brake discs with a four-piston calliper.
The Vanquish gets the latest iteration of Aston Martin’s Adaptive Damping System (ADS) that allows the driver to switch between three distinct damping modes: Normal, Sport and Track, which instantly adjust the car’s ride and handling characteristics.It also boasts a plethora of dynamic aids including Dynamic Stability Control and Positive Torque Control.
The Vanquish is fitted with new generation Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires that have been developed especially for the car, along with new 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
First Published on 04:07 pm, June 20, 2012
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