Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine – The history of the Aston Martin Vantage began back in 2005 with the unveiling of the V8 version. Then in 2009, the model expanded with the addition of a V12 version. After a series of technological updates received in 2008, the model has now been revised once again. The updated Vantage will be displayed this year at the Geneva Motor Show next to the recently announced Zagato version.
Most changes have been made to the V8 version, while the V12 model continues unchanged. For the V8 model Aston Martin has replaced the optional six-speed Sportshift automated manual transmission with a new seven-speed Sportshift one. Also, a series of updates have been made to the car’s chassis and a new braking system has also been added.
As for the exterior and the interior updates, most changes have been inspired by the Vantage S and N400 limited edition and make the car looking more aerodynamic and sportier.
UPDATE 04/11/2012: Aston Martin has announced the US prices for the new V8 Vantage model. The coupe version will be priced at $118,370 while the roadster version goes up to $132,870. We are still waiting to see how much we will have to pay for the V12 version.
Aston Martin has a few line-up is classified as a car with great power and is the ultimate car for the British manufacturer. One is that DBS is a fast version of the DB9. With 510 hp power, DBS is one of the fastest cars ever built Aston Martin. But now the two-door car has entered a period of ‘retirement’ and no longer manufactured.
But Aston Martin has just introduced a successor generation of DBS, the Vanquish. Actually, the Vanquish is not a new name in the line of Aston Martin. The name was never used for the British GT car manufacturer in 2002 to 2007. But it seems that the new Vanquish is more geared as the next generation DBS, compared to the second generation of his elder brother’s.
This car is built on the new VH platform. Vanquish exterior design retains the distinctive design of Aston Martin. The front can be seen an oval headlights that we find also in other Aston Martin models. LED Daytime Running Lights presence make this coupe look modern and not outdated. British manufacturers grille typical of the trapezoid is also present in these fast cars.
The Sports Dynamics suspension, steering and braking package is now standard on the Vanquish S. This includes stiffer springs and dampers and shorter steering arms.
Further development of Aston Martin’s low emissions, all alloy, quad-overhead camshaft, 48 valve, 6.0-liter V12 engine has generated an increase in power from 460 bhp to 520 bhp at 7000 rpm and torque is boosted to 425 lb-ft at 5800 rpm.
Engine enhancements include new cylinder heads with fully machined inlet ports and combustion chambers to improve airflow, revised engine mapping and new fuel injectors.
The overall interior design is a subtle blend of traditional, classic and modern materials with Bridge of Weir leather upholstery matched to contemporary metal interior fittings and finishes. A number of detailed improvements have been made to the interior of the Vanquish S to enhance the overall appeal.
The luxurious but purposeful two seat or optional 2+2 cabin now features supportive all leather trimmed sports seats with many additional and exquisite detail touches which amply demonstrate the truly special nature of this unique hand crafted sports car.
With the capacity to continue to turn heads, the design of the Vanquish is already established as a modern classic. Since its launch in 2001, the Vanquish has proved to be a huge success for Aston Martin with over 1500 cars built.