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.
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.
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.
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.
The Car Show came back this week full of entertaining segments and an array of vehicles to satiate our automotive appetites. During this episode, John Salley was able to fall in line with an Indy 500 pit crew to see what it takes to drive one of the racers and Matt Farah and Adam Corolla take a couple of luxury SUVs through the ringer to see which of them is the best for hauling ass and groceries. Matt Farah also gets a chance to take the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante out for a spin at the Monticello Motor Club, while all of the hosts get to meet the most interesting, and rather odd, Lamborghini owner ever.
Along with the usual mini-segments provided for every episode, this week we also got to take part in The Car Show Repair Shop where viewers call in and ask the hosts about problems they are having with their cars. If you think these people are weird, try listening to some of their problems.
Hit the jump for full details on The Car Show: Season 1 Episode 5.
What is it with auto mechanics that makes them think that they can toy around with other people’s cars, especially one as high-end and expensive as an Aston Martin Vanquish ?
For the life of us, we can’t tell you, other than maybe they’ve lost their minds and can’t seem to scratch that itch for the thrill so they take the next sports car they see and go balls out on it. Unfortunately, their driving skills aren’t as good as their mechanical skills, otherwise they wouldn’t have crashed this beautiful Aston Martin Vanquish in Rose Hill, Australia.
Now, we don’t mind mechanics test driving our cars after they’ve worked on it. It’s the only way they can test the car to make sure that everything’s where it’s supposed to be and that it’s running in good condition, but when these mechanics go overboard with their test driving, then that’s where it becomes a problem.
We don’t know what the owner did when he found out that his precious Vanquish had been crashed, but we’re venturing a guess that he wasn’t all too pleased about it.
Occasionally the last few generations of Aston Martins have been criticized for borrowing too much from the Ford parts bin. Possibly to defend British honor, Mr. Afzal Kahn, the owner of the exclusivist British tuner Project Kahn, revealed some photos with a custom interior for the Aston Martin Vanquish S . Project Kahn can add Alcantara leather in the dashboard, center piece, seats, door panels, steering wheel and the roof lining creating a nice custom finish to an already exclusive car.
Aston Martin ended Vanquish’s production in 2007. But rumors about a successor for the supercar started to circulate even before the car ended its life. And today TopSpeed brings you a rendering of how the successor may look like.
With design clearly inspired by the2008 DBS , the future Vanquish will be even more aggressive and sportier than its predecessor.
Under the hood Aston Martin will place an even more powerful engine, probably the same used in the DBS, with output going up to 500 hp (currently model has an output of 460 hp) and maybe at 550 hp for the Vanquish S version (up from the current 520 hp).
The body will be made of carbon fiber to reduce weight and increase performances, so that the 0 to 60 mph sprint to be made in around 4 seconds and the top speed to go up to 190 mph for the standard version and at more than 200 mph for the S version.
If you are a soccer lover, Wayne Rooney needs no presentation. For those who don’t know him, he plays for English Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. Rooney was given the Aston Martin Vanquish S 2+2 by fiancée Coleen McLoughlin as a good luck gift before the 2006 World Cup. He is the only owner of the car and he only covered 5,900 miles.
His ride is now for sale for £150,000, and in the price you will also get the £10,000+ registration plate WAZ8 – after Rooney’s nickname Wazza.
The Scouse superstar is famed for his love of sexy cars, owning the best collection in the Premiership and having previously counted a Lamborghini Gallardo, Bentley Continental GT and Range Rover Sport among his motors.
The Vanquish S is powered by a 6.0 litre V12 engine developing 520 hp. It can hit a top speed of 200 mph.