If you’ve been eagerly waiting to see and hear the new Aston Martin Vanquish in action then you’re in luck – a plethora of pictures and videos have just been let loose online by the iconic British brand.
The new Vanquish, which replaces the Aston Martin DBS, was originally revealed back in June of this year so we had some idea of what to expect in terms of its looks and specs appeal, but no palpable sense of what it might be like to drive the second most powerful car the manufacturer has ever produced.
Thankfully, a quick gander at the Vanquish in Motion video above reveals the ‘Super Grand Tourer’ sounds as good as it looks. Aston Martin has fettled the 6-litre V12 to push power from 510bhp to a meaty 565bhp all of which comes on when the rev counter hits 6,750rpm.
It’s all accompanied by a throaty howl and an endorphin-generating 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds – quick enough to have you grinning like a crazed loon on more spirited drives.
Some of you may be justified in complaining that the Vanquish is just a DBS by another name, but there are noticeable differences between the two. The Vanquish has a waif-like aluminium, magnesium alloy and carbon-fibre composite body that offers significant weight savings to aid performance and boost efficiency. The car also has 25 per cent better torsional rigidity than the DBS, which should aid handling.
Everything else is par for the Aston Martin course. Inside, full-grain leather sits you comfortably in front of a new touchscreen infotainment system, which includes sat-nav, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a Bang & Olufsen stereo for those days when you want something other than the music of your engine. The boot, by the way, has 60 per cent more space than the DBS, taking the total to 368 litres – more than the Ford Focus or Vauxhall Astra.
If you have a spare £190,000 your very own Aston Martin Vanquish could be parked on your drive as early as January 2013. Until then, you can check out the images of photographer Rene Staud and, as mentioned before, video showing the car in action.