Here it is! Aston Martin has officially unveiled the new top model in its lineup, the 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish, which will be available by the end of this year. The Vanquish draws cues from the One-77 supercar and other Aston Martin models, but according to Aston Martin, the new Vanquish "represents the zenith of current Aston Martin design and engineering."
The new Vanquish is based on the next-generation VH architecture and gets an upgraded 6.0L V12 engine. The new naturally aspirated 6.0L V12 generates 565 horsepower, making it the most powerful production Aston Martin yet, well if you don't count the limited-edition One-77. It also has 457 lb-ft. of torque at 5,500 rpm, reaches 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 183 mph.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: "Today's Vanquish is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin design ethos, engineering innovation and technical ability. It offers luxurious, continent-crossing capability and pure driving excitement without compromise.
"Bearing the same name as the iconic original Vanquish that did so much to cement Aston Martin's reputation as a maker of great GT cars in the modern era, I believe the car unveiled today once again puts this great British brand at the top of its class.
"The new Vanquish mixes beautiful design with impressive technology such as the superb new infotainment system. This is the latest incarnation of everything we know, informed and developed from One-77. It is the ultimate Super Grand Tourer - confident and assured - and is the newest representation of Power, Beauty and Soul."
Aston Martin has employed the latest engineering methods and technologies to turn the new Vanquish into a true super GT car. For example, each body panel is made of carbon fiber, which has helped improve torsional rigidity by more than 25%. The interior of the Vanquish is also more than 60% larger than the DBS, which the Vanquish is replacing.
The Vanquish will be offered in either 2+2 or 2+0 seating configurations. It will be priced at Priced from £189,995 when it goes on sale in the UK and Europe later this year. U.S. deliveries are expected to begin early next year with prices starting around $280k.
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