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Sunday, June 24, 2012

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

Meet the production-spec Aston Martin Vanquish. The keyword to remember with the new Vanquish is evolution as the name may have changed, but the rest of the car is closely related to the DBS. Aston Martin says that the front chassis structure is a full 13 percent lighter than that of the DBS. Furthermore, most of the Vanquish Mk2's body panels are constructed from carbon fiber.


At 4,720mm long (185.8”), 2067mm wide and 1,294mm tall, the Vanquish has the same length (and 2,740mm wheelbase) with the DBS, but is 5mm wider and 14mm taller than the car it replaces.

All said, the new Vanquish is around 55 kg or 120 pounds lighter than the DBS tipping the scales at 1,739kg or 3,834 pounds. Aston Martin states that it has a 50/50 weight distribution.

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.

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.

Previous and current Aston Martin owners will also feel right at home inside with the Vanquish keeping the same basic design and layout with the DBS, but with a more futuristic look. The Vanquish will be offered in either 2+0 or 2+2 seating configurations. In particular, legroom is said to be up 37 mm, shoulder room by 25 mm, elbow room extends by 87 mm while knee room is boosted by 50 mm.

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

New Aston Martin Vanquish

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