Aston-Martin Vanquish

Aston-Martin Vanquish

  The Aston Martin Vanquish was the English coach builder's GT offering during the hay day of the Ford era and made an on screen cameo in the James Bond film Die Another Day. The original 2001 V12 Vanquish was powered by the venerable 6.0 Liter double Duratec built by Cosworth and was offered in both standard and S trims. The regular twelve cylinder made 453 HP and 400 lb.-ft. of torque going from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.4 seconds and reaching a top speed of 196 MPH. The Vanquish S made 514 HP and took four seconds flat to get to 60 MPH and was good for 204 MPH. When the full sized super car met the end of the road, Aston Martin filled its slot with the top of the line DBS.

Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary celebration is in full-swing. Days after revealing their special-edition Vanquish , dubbed the Centenary Edition , the British automaker has released a video chronicling another one of their publicity stunts as part of their centenary celebration.

This one takes us to the Middle East, particularly in Dubai where Aston Martin decided to take one of their flagship Vanquish supercars to a location where no car has probably been to before — the helipad of the super luxurious Burj Al Arab.

Other than for display purposes, we are unsure exactly what the Vanquish is going to do once it nestled itself on the helipad of the luxury hotel. But then again, the journey is more important than the destination in this particular case because Aston Martin had the car airlifted by helicopter.

It’s a pretty sweet video and you’ll notice that in the middle of it, the Vanquish was tilting sideways and just about ready to dive into the water. Good thing it was clamped down…

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As a birthday gift to itself, Aston Martin has decided to announce a "Centenary" edition for its whole lineup to commemorate 100 years of pleasing our roads with their presence.

The flagship Aston Martin Vanquish will be the first car to receive the bespoke treatment.

Don’t expect any performance upgrades, so we assume it will carry the base 6.0-liter V-12 that pumps out 565 horsepower at 6,750 rpm and 457 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm. No too bad even without any upgrades.

Starting with the exterior, the Vanquish Centenary Edition features a unique palette of paint jobs that aren’t offered in the standard trim and solid-sterling-silver Aston Martin wing badges with custom enamel. So, you had better be careful where you park your bespoke Aston, as the badge alone is worth a fortune...

The interior also receives a bespoke treatment, starting with the Deep Soft black leather – a leather upholstery reserved for the One-77 hypercar – with contrasting silver stitching, a special silver thread embroidery of the Aston Martin wings in the head restraints and solid silver sill plaques with the Aston Martin logo.

As a thank-you-for-celebrating-with-us, people who have booked for Centenary Edition will receive a free gift package that includes two glass keys, two bespoke key pouches made from the same interior leather, solid silver cufflinks featuring the Aston Martin logo, solid silver Rollerball pen and high quality Bang & Olufsen headphones. Oh, you didn’t have to, Aston Martin...

Aston Martin hasn’t revealed the premium customers have to pay for the Centenary Edition. We just hope it’s not a steep price to pay for a custom paint-job that hardly matters and a box full of unnecessary goodies.

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One of the key selling points to any car’s success is its design. Even if the brand of a car is unknown, with the help of a good design, it can grab positive attention from the most discerning of critics. This focus on beauty is the main reason so many brands invest millions of dollars in design studios.

One of the most important steps toward the success of any project is to get the design right. It should not be pretentious but also should not be too bland. Nowadays, automobile designing is one of the toughest jobs in the industry. People who can draw and have passion for automobiles simply cannot call themselves a designer. It takes a certain skillset and experience to make a mark. The toughest part in designing a vehicle is balancing key elements such as aerodynamics with modern design that pays homage to the brand’s original design language. Take for instance the Jaguar F-Type. It’s a car that, Chief designer Ian Callum says, ushers in a whole new design language for the Leaping Jag while still keeping certain elements of the legendary E-Type alive. Customers of today’s world not only want a head-turning design but also a design that is recognizable.

This year, we have witnessed quite a few cars that have amazed the public through soulful beauty without compromising on aerodynamics and brand image. Here is a list of five cars that we think are the most beautiful cars, launched this year.

Aston Martin Vanquish

Okay folks, we’ve all been awaiting for this day since the moment we found out that the Aston Martin DBS was being discontinued and the Vanquish would swoop in to takes its place. Well, the wait is now over, as we were at its Miami Auto Show unveiling and got plenty of images to pass onto you.

When Aston Martin pulled the sheet back on the tangible version of the Vanquish, we were amazed by a stunning light blue color that wouldn’t quite look right on any other model. The computer generated images and the spy shots that we all saw just didn’t quite do this beauty the justice it deserves. Its silk roofline, highlighted by a black-tinted roof gives the air a rather scenic route on its way over the top of this sexy Aston.

One of the most stunning parts of this new model is by far the fender heat extractors. These are pretty much standard on every Aston Martin, but these ones are a little different. On the Vanquish , Aston stretched the chrome strikethrough on the center of the extractors back the forward most end of the door, then a raised bodyline almost creates an extension to the end of the chrome strikethrough. Truthfully, the images do it so much more justice than we could ever put into words.

Don’t let our obsession with the heat extractors take away from the rest of the Vanquish’s stunning body. Its hood features a pair of ridges that start near the center of the hood and shoot outward as you approach the shallow-raked windscreen. Underneath this sharp hood lies the beast that makes this car a true Aston Martin, and that is its 565-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 engine that is also good for 457 pound-feet of twist. Unfortunately, Aston Martin didn’t crank this beast up for us, but we’ll hear it in due time.

Aston Martin Vanquish

We are all anxiously awaiting the release of the all-new Aston Martin Vanquish and the U.S. market won’t have to wait much longer. This 6.0-liter, 565-horsepower-powered supercar has already made its rounds through Europe and it is now time for it to hit the States. It has one jam-packed U.S. tour set up too.

It will debut on August 15th during the McCall’s Motorworks Revival festivities in Monterey, CA. It then makes the 12-mile journey around Jacks Peak County Park to land at the Quail Lodge Golf Club, where it will be shown during the Quail Motorsport Gathering on August 17th. Following the gathering at Quail Lodge, the Vanquish makes the 8-mile hike westward to The Lodge at Pebble Beach to participate in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 19th.

That’s quite a full schedule, but Aston Martin is lucking out that all three of these high-dollar car shows are timed one right after another and within 25 miles of one another. This should give the new Vanquish plenty of west-coast exposure, but we have yet to hear of a landing on the east coast.

There are only two semi-major car shows remaining on the east coast this year – the South Florida International Auto Show and the Connecticut International Auto Show – so we are wondering when and if the Vanquish will make its way to the right coast or not. Either way, with the glory of the Internet, we can get a good look at it regardless of which coast it is on.

We’ll keep you updated on the tour U.S. tour schedule for the Vanquish.

The new Aston Martin Vanquish made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and luckily for us, Youtube user Shmee150 was attending the show and shared his cool video of the new supercar with us.

Although it was not officially on display in the supercar paddock, the new Vanquish was whisked in and out for quick runs up the hill-climb where poeple could see it in action and also enjoy the amazing sound of the engine.

For those who do not remember, the new Vanquish comes as a replacement for the old DBS . It is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers an impressive 565 HP and a peak torque of 457 lbs-ft. With this impressive amount of power under the hood, the car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 186 mph.

Aston Martin has finally released the online configurator for its much-anticipated sports car, the Vanquish , which is a true sign that the wait is finally over. The first thing that absolutely will blow your mind is the “Paint Colour” section, as there are 32 different colors to choose from. The palate you have to choose from is so full of varying colors that it looks like the paint card displayed in the paint department at Home Depot.

In addition to the paint colors, you get seven different rim styles to choose from and even five brake caliper colors. That’s just about as custom as you can get in a mass-produced car.

On the bottom of the configurator, you get a little wheel that allows you to rotate the car to get a good look at all sides of it. Our only complaint about that feature is that it is not very smooth and sometimes it has a mind of its own. There are far better ones out there that move the car more accurately and smoothly.

Another complaint is that there is no option to configure the interior. We assume Aston Martin is releasing this system slowly as we get closer to the Vanquish’s release date in late-2012. We have to give Aston Martin some credit for releasing this configurator so early on. We are willing to bet that thousands of prospective owners will be playing with that tool until the day this new sports car hits showrooms.

You can check out the configurator for yourself here.

Aston Martin Vanquish

While the new generation Vanquish won’t make its official debut until late August at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Aston Martin is hell-bent on testing it to the nines at the famous Nurburgring race track. In fact, this is the second time in the past few days we have shared images of James Bond’s new company car completely uncovered.

The new Vanquish comes as a successor to the very successful DBS sports car, but according to numerous rumors, it will be about 75% new in terms of its design. The supercar will combine design elements from the One-77 supercar and the Project AM 310 unveiled at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. It will also use plenty of carbon fiber to cover its goodies in lightweight style.

The future Aston Martin Vanquish is powered by a 6.0 liter V12 engine with an increased output to about 573 HP. This revised engine is mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifter controls on the steering wheel.

Aston Martin Vanquish

It was just discovered a few weeks ago that the successor for the Aston Martin DBS would revive the legendary Vanquish name when CAR caught the rear end of the car completely undisguised. Now, our spy photographers were also able to be in the right place at the right time when they were able to catch what looks to be the new Vanquish completely undisguised somewhere in Padua, Italy.

Even though the new Vanquish is the successor for the current DBS , it looks about 75% new. From these images, we see that the new sports car was clearly inspired by the Project AM 310 unveiled by Aston Martin at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, with some design elements also take from the One-77 supercar . According to numerous rumors, the new Vanquish will use plenty of carbon fiber to keep its weight down.

Under the hood, Aston Martin will place the same 6.0 liter V12 engine, but its output will be increased from 517 HP to 573 HP. The engine will be mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifter controls on the steering wheel.

The official debut for the Aston Martin Vanquish will be made in August 2012, so stay tuned!

Aston Martin used the Vanquish name for the first back in 2001 when it unveiled the grand tourer designed by Ian Callum. After a successful run on the market and a role in Die Another Day, the Vanquish went out of production in 2007, but now it seems as though the company is considering bringing it back. British magazine, CAR, has caught the new DBS successor fully uncovered with the rear sporting a "Vanquish" badge.

This is the first and only uncovered photo of the new DBS, so the only details available are for the rear of the car. In the image, there’s an elegant integrated rear spoiler, a very elegant rear deck and a pair of blunderbuss exhausts straddling a large diffuser panel designed for maximum aero efficiency and air-cleaving. As you can see, these elements were inspired by the One-77 supercar as was originally promised.

Previewed by the AM 310 concept car , the new DBS - aka Vanquish Mk2 - will be making its world debut later this summer at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Hit the jump to see our rendering of the future Vanquish.

Source: CAR

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