Aston Martin Is Hard At Work On A New V-12 Vanquish, Set To Debut This September
Twelve cylinders and British good looks? Yes please!by Jonathan Lopez, on
Aston Martin’s large-and-in-charge grand tourer, a.k.a the Vanquish, will soon get a highly anticipated overhaul, gaining extra speed thanks to a thumping turbo V-12 under the hood and new aero on the exterior body panels. The countdown has begun for interested customers, as the new Vanquish could hit dealers as early as this September.
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The upcoming Vanquish is billed as a faster, more hardcore model with less of a focus on luxury than what came before it
Rumor has it the new Vanquish is undergoing testing right now, with speculation fueled by recent spy shots that show a fresh test mule out on public roads and putting in laps at the Nurburgring. The upcoming Vanquish is billed as a faster, more hardcore model with less of a focus on luxury than what came before it, as confirmed by Aston head Andy Palmer in a recent interview with Autocar.
Although the oily bits under the skin of the new Vanquish first saw testing in the body panels of the new DB11, it’s expected that the production model will utilize a refreshed design, breaking from the old Vanquish’s decade-plus aesthetic. Recent spy shots reveal that the Vanquish will get a significant upgrade in the downforce department, modernizing the model’s ability to stick at speed.
Complementing the extra wing will be a new engine spec that throws in a boosted 5.2-liter V-12, the same lump currently in play under the hood of the new Aston DB11.
Complementing the extra wing will be a new engine spec that throws in a boosted 5.2-liter V-12, the same lump currently in play under the hood of the new Aston DB11. However, in the Vanquish it should make a good deal more than the DB11’s 600 ponies, according to Autocar. As a reminder, the current Vanquish produces 580 horsepower from a 6.0-liter V-12.
Despite the shift in focus to ever-greater performance, the interior should also get a good amount of new stuff too, possibly drawing from the new layout seen in the latest Vantage, which just dropped last November.
The new Vanquish is expected to get a full reveal soon, with an on-sale date as early as September of this year
“The majority of product investment [for the Vanquish] is finished,” Palmer told Autocar. “What’s left is preparation of manufacturing the car rather than preparation of the car itself.” He also added that the Vanquish was “bloody good.”
Sounds promising, no? The new Vanquish is expected to get a full reveal soon, with an on-sale date as early as September of this year. If it doesn’t drop in 2018, the Vanuqish will almost definitely see a release early in 2019. Following the coupe will be a convertible Volante model for those of you interested in unlimited headroom. Pricing for the hardtop is expected to slot in at around $300,000, more or less matching that of the outgoing model.
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