Aston Martin Vanquish now in India for Rs 3.85 crore
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- 01:57 pm, August 02, 2012
The latest flagship Aston joins the existing for India including the Vantage, DB9, DBS and the Rapide.
With the introduction of the all-new Vanquish, Aston Martin has added a fifth model to its range of sports cars for the Indian market. The iconic British marquee made its foray in India about a year ago with the Vantage, the Rapide, the DB9 and the DBS. Now with the Vanquish, the brand has bought in its flagship offering for those with pockets deep enough to afford it.
At Rs 3.85 crore a pop, the Vanquish (except for the ultra-rare One-77 which carried a ridiculous price tag of over Rs 20 crore) is the most expensive Aston Martin on sale in India. As a successor to the DBS, the Vanquish keeps the same silhouette just as the DBS though the design has taken inspiration from the One-77. Underneath the hood sits a 6-litre V12 engine that churns out over 570PS of power and 620Nm of torque. All of which is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. Despite being a single clutch unit, the gearbox doesn’t hold back the overall performance; propelling the car from zero to 100 kph in just 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 295kmph.
Commenting on the high demand for high-end offerings like the DB9 and the Rapide as against less expensive model like the V8 Vantage, Lalit Choudhary, director, Performance Cars, the official importer of Aston Martin, said, "The initial belief was that we will sell a lot of entry-level cars like Vantage and a few of the high-end variants, but it has turned out to be the other way around. Cars retailing at upward of Rs 2.5-3 crore account for 80% of the 40-odd cars we have sold so far."
First Published on 01:57 pm, August 02, 2012
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