TopSpeed Exclusive: Aston Martin Vanquish Reveal

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.

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12 comments:

picure this: this car, windows opened and going through a tunel. a symphony, i tell you!

i bet that v12 engine will be music to a car lover’s ears. i wish i had it as the alarm waking me up each morning.

i am curious how much this car will cost. although i am sure it will not be cheap.

this car might have been pink with brown spots (which is awful in my opinion) and it would have been just as good looking.

yes, the british racing green is mostly used by jags. the aston martin’s used the grey that their cars were painted in in the james bond movies.

i would have expected the british racing green for this car. or is that jaguar’s color?

maybe they do, maybe they don’t. but they sure as hell do not match the stile and finesse of this car! and that is a fact!

midocar, if i am not wrong, also the ferrari’s and the lamborghini’s beat those numbers too.

john, it you say those numbers are small, then allow me to ask you what car do you drive? because if it’s not a vayron, the new koenigsegg or the new pagani, you are way off my dear friend!

it would have been nice if it would have cracked the 600 HP limit. and the 457 pound-feet of torque seems rather low.

the vanquish had to be the top dog aston martin had to offer. it just sounds better than the dbs.

this is love at first sight. and second sight. and third sight. you get the point!

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