The Vanquish is fitted with a V12 engine - you can already tell the strength thanks to the 48 valves which are the beating heart of the car. This V12 is the reason why the Vanquish is destroying the competition with a 0 - 60 acceleration time of 4.1 seconds. This fierce feature is matched with the top speed of 183 mph. The details of the Vanquish's engine are almost like Aston Martin's story of rejuvenation for the future. Celebrating 100 years this year, you can see through the elaboration 5.9 litre engine that it wants to make details the centre of what Aston Martin motoring is all about.
The engineering excellence of the engine is seen through the inclusion of six three-way catalytic converters that are important cogs in the engine. They work alongside the fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system that has active bypass valves. The technical mastery of performance is enhanced thanks to the steering wheel technology. The Vanquish has a speed-dependent electronic rack and pinion steering system that works on a power steering platform.
The Vanquish is built on Sportshift 6-speed transmission which works in tandem with other performance features like 620 Nm of torque to give drivers bursts of energy on the open road. Aston Martin has called this car the 'Best Aston Martin ever'. With its strong performance qualities, it's not hard to see why.
The Daily Telegraph said that the Vanquish is 'one of the best-looking Astons on the VH platform'. The red leather interior of the Vanquish makes it feel special and unique; this is exactly the type of feeling that the Vanquish wants to inspire in anyone who drives this trailblazing sports car. You can feel the richness of the full grain leather interior melting into your hand when you touch anything in this leather-upholstered cabin. The leather cabin is outlined in Alcantara headlining - Alcantara and leather play an important role in setting the tone for style in the interior.
When you are inside the car, you are automatically comfortable thanks to the 2 seating configuration that has flexible rear environment storage. There are front seats which are heated which make this car the ideal one to drive during the cold seasons of winter and autumn. Cabins should always make drivers feel as if they are the pilots of the cars that they are driving.
This is exactly what the Vanquish achieves thanks to controls that affect the car such as the tyre pressure monitor (TPM). The TPM puts the driver in control of the safety and performance of the car from the comfort of the interior. Safety from the interior is shown by the remote-control door locking feature and the boot release that are easily seen by the driver. There are also curtain side head airbags and dual stage driver and passenger front airbags in case of an emergency.
Aston Martin knows that when drivers are in the Vanquish, they want to immerse themselves completely in the experience of driving an Aston Martin. This is why there is a laminated windscreen with a clear noise insulation layer to keep you ensconced within the cabin of the Vanquish.
The Artica White shell of the Vanquish has the DNA of Aston Martin all over it. The Vanquish has a two-door coupe body and it is made from bonded aluminium and a carbon fibre VH structure. The features of also include magnesium alloy, aluminium and carbon fibre composite body. The extruded aluminium door side impact beams make the Vanquish look bold from the exterior; this is matched by the bi-Xenon headlamps and the LED light blade and rear lamps.
The bonnet of the car is made from titanium which gives it this aura of strength and utility. There are also side strake meshes near the bonnet, as well as a bright aluminium front grille. Chrome side strakes and a tailpipe trim round out the stylish accents of the exterior.
The wheels of the Vanquish are 20" inch Pirelli P-Zero tyres in the front and rear - Italian brand Pirelli is known for making sturdy tyres. This is just what Vanquish drivers need to keep up with the fast paced lifestyle of driving this smouldering Aston Martin.
The Vanquish is as much about performance and style as it is about entertainment. Aston Martin has worked with Bang & Olufsen, the famed Danish audio company to include a 1000W Beosound 13-speaker audio system. This is guaranteed to be the ideal system to listen to your favourite music to as you cruise around in the Vanquish (while using cruise control, of course). The 6.5 inch LCD screen is large and has ample space to showcase graphics or anything that you want to watch. There is iPod and iPhone integration and USB playback to facilitate listening to MP3 songs.
The age of entertainment today is powered by the Internet. Aston Martin knows this which is why there are Wi-Fi hubs in the car to help you plug into the Internet. The AM/FM radio adds a final touch of entertainment in case you want to listen to new songs or the news.
The Vanquish reminds critics of the days of Aston Martin's dominance in the super car industry. From its rock-solid performance credentials to its visual imagery, it looks like those days are back here to stay. Car and Driver magazine said of the Vanquish: 'for people who want Aston Martins, this one is most definitely good enough'. Beating the competition with this grand tourer is what Aston Martin is striving to achieve every day. Experience why the marque is succeeding by going behind the wheel of a Vanquish.