Aston Martin has proudly added another lavish and totally luxurious model to its Indian portfolio recently. The new Aston Martin Vanquish is the fifth model in its sports car range present in the Indian car market. Right now, the company has DB9, Vantage, Rapide, DBS and Vanquish in its Indian portfolio. The new offering from the firm certainly retains the ability to burn a deep hole in your pocket and is the most expensive Aston Martin car being sold in India. The Aston Martin Vanquish is basically the successor of Aston Martin DBS, therefore, one would notice the similar shape and a little inspiration from One-77. On the other hand, the engine department of Aston Martin Vanquish is strong enough to produce 565bhp of peak power and a maximum torque of 620Nm. The 6.0-litre, V12 engine is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission that is further accompanied by paddle shifters. Despite the single clutch unit, the car doesn’t disappoint in terms of performance and goes from 0 to 100 kmph in merely 4.1 seconds with a crest speed of a whopping 295kmph.
Aston Martin is known for manufacturing some high class sports cars that oozes out power, performance and style from every part. For a decade now, we have seen a huge transformation of Aston Martin, going from a small scale car maker to a specialist of sports cars and is now counted amongst the most prominent luxury car brands. It has given the world some of the most breathtaking cars, from the One-77 to V12 Zagato, from DB9 to the new Aston Martin Vanquish. All of them are top-class and have the beauty, power and soul of quintessential GT cars.
Demand for hefty sports cars have been increasing in India day by day, therefore launching Aston Martin Vanquish could turn out to be a good decision for the firm. Besides the engine and looks, the new Aston Martin Vanquish is rich with some advanced features. On the inside, the car is well-resourced with features like air conditioning with dual zone climate control, power windows, electronically adjustable driver’s seat, dash integrated DVD player with AUX-in, USB and Bluetooth interface, multi-functional steering wheel wrapped in leather, auto headlamp and many more. All these comfort features make sure that your ride in the new Aston Martin Vanquish is top-notch. To enhance the drive in Aston Martin Vanquish, the company has blessed the car with numerous safety features as well. These comprise of eight airbags, parking sensors, traction control, fog lamps, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and electronic stability program. Overall, the new Aston Martin Vanquish appears to be a classic sports car that has been bestowed with every feature that has to be present in a trendy and sophisticated sports car.
Aston Martin Vanquish Models
Aston Martin Vanquish Models
||The all new Aston Martin Vanquish comes with V12 engine that produces 565bhp of output at 6750rpm. The maximum torque provided by the engine of this new car is 620Nm at 5500rpm. This new Astin Martin version has adopted design structure from the 2012 DBS Coupe. The vehicle is available in both, coupe and saloon segment. The Vanquish can rev up to 295kmph and can attain the speed from 0 to 100kmph in 4.1 seconds. The Aston Martin Vanquish comes with six speed automatic gearbox with touchtronic2 system. The vehicle comes with the alloy torque tube along with the carbon fibre propeller shaft. The vehicle comprises of aluminium door side impact beams and carbon fibre body.
Aston Martin Vanquish V12:
The all new Aston Martin Vanquish comes with V12 engine that produces 565bhp of output at 6750rpm. The maximum torque provided by the engine of this new car is 620Nm at 5500rpm. This new Astin Martin version has adopted design structure from the 2012 DBS Coupe. The vehicle is available in both, Coupe and Saloon segments. The Vanquish can rev up to 295kmph and can attain the speed from 0 to 100kmph in 4.1 seconds. The Aston Martin Vanquish comes with six speed automatic gearbox with touchtronic2 system. The vehicle comes with the alloy torque tube along with the carbon fibre propeller shaft. The vehicle comprises of aluminium door side impact beams and carbon fibre body.
Aston Martin Vanquish Mileage
One couldn’t expect a sports car to give a high mileage or fuel economy. As it is said, to gain something, one has to lose something. Therefore, to have the power, pick-up, acceleration and performance, the mileage of the new Aston Martin Vanquish is a bit low on the graph. The car comes with a strong and powerful 6.0-litre, V12 engine that is capable of producing a peak power output of 565bhp and a maximum torque of 620Nm. The 6-speed automatic gearbox coupled with the engine help the car to deliver a humble fuel economy that might come out to be a low point here.
Power of Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin Vanquish is powered by an all alloy, independent quad variable camshaft, 6.0-litre, V12 engine that is mid-mounted in order to improve the nimbleness of the car. The car comes with 48 valves with a fully catalysed stainless exhaust system with active bypass valves and six three-way catalytic converters. The 5,935cc, V12 engine cranks out a massive 565bhp of peak power at 6750rpm and 620Nm torque figure at 5500rpm.
Aston Martin Vanquish Colours
These colors are available with all variants of Aston Martin Vanquish
Acceleration & Pick-Up
When it comes to sports cars, speed is what you would look for as the first feature, and Aston Martin cars have never disappointed its customers in regards to speed and pick-up. As this car rides on a mean power machine, the 6.0-litre, V12, which is positioned 19mm lower than where it was in the DBS. The agility of the car has gone up a few notches. Also with the revised block, a new head, dual VVT and an high-profile fuel pump, enlarged throttle bodies propel this car from a standstill position to 100kmph in just a matter of 4.1 secon
Aston Martin Vanquish Exteriors
As the new Vanquish has evolved from the DBS version, lots of the features are similar to its precursor, like the elongated side streaks. The boot lid comes with an integrated rear spoiler which has been incorporated later at the demand of Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr. Ulrich Bez. The body of the car is made up of carbon fibre and the side skirts are also of the same material. The use of carbon fibre makes the body of the car quite light in terms of weight. The company claims that the car is 25 percent stronger over the DBS version. It comes with standard features like front air damper and rear spoiler. The alloy wheels of the vehicle add to its beauty. The vehicle comes with rain sensing wipers and a rear window defogger. The new Vanquish of Aston Martin comes with a completely different front fascia. The gaping mouth look of DBS have been improved with the lower lip of the vehicle that comes along with a rectangular front spoiler. The Vanquish features a larger air duct in comparison to the 2012 DBS on the front fascia, which enhances the appearance of the car and gives it a sporty appearance. The headlight conclave of the new Vanquish gives it an edgy look and also comprises of LED lights. The hood of the new Vanquish is similar to that of the DBS but a few changes have been incorporated in that too. The Vanquish has nostril style heat extractors that are located on either sides of the car.
The front fenders of the new Vanquish are identical to the DBS and the same chrome strips have been used, that run onto the front part of the door. The Vanquish comes with a low indentation that adds more character to the vehicle but was developed after looking at the heat extractors on the One-77. The roof line of the Vanquish has been revised with a little higher peak that will increase the headroom and it also quickly slopes back downward which is similar to the DBS model. The wheel-arch panels are more aggressive and are quite similar to the ones in the One-77 supercar. The first notable difference is a significantly larger and more aggressive spoiler than the one found on the current model. The new Vanquish comes with titanium bonnet and side streak meshes. The vehicle comprises of a bright aluminium front grille that adds beauty to the exterior look of the car. The chrome side streaks and tailpipes trim adds elegance in the car and gives it a classier look. Looking at the climatic conditions of the country, Aston Martin has incorporated heated rear screen to avoid fog in the car. The redesigning has been done on the rear part of the Vanquish. The rear spoiler is more aggressive and is much larger in comparison to the current model present in the market. The overall tail lights are more prominent in shape and size and are different from the overused clear tail lights.
The new Aston Martin Vanquish has a wheel base of 2,689.86mm with 255/40R19 type tyres along with a turning radius of 11.1mm. The Coupe has an overall length of 4,665.98mm, width of 1,922.78mm and height (including the roof rails) is of 1,318.26mm.
Aston Martin Vanquish Interior
The new Aston Martin Vanquish is available in two seater Coupe and four seater saloon. The vehicle comes with newly designed features, a spacious cabin and a boot space of 368 litres, which is 60 percent larger than that of the 2012 DBS, of which the car has adopted a number of features. An all new interior look has been provided to the new Vanquish that is a trimmed and fine luxmil and semi- aniline leather and Alcantara that comes in hand stitching. The centre stack of the vehicle has been inspired by the One-77, that features an all new infotainment system. The steering wheel comes with a tilt adjustable steering column along with steering mounted controls. The driver and passenger seats are equipped with power multi-adjustable functions for a better riding experience. The vehicle has an air-cooling system which is standard in the Aston Martin Vanquish. The other features incorporated in the car are tachometer, telescopic steering column, tyre inflation/pressure monitor and trip computer. The interior of the car is fully leather furnished, starting from the front seat all the way to the door trims. The front and rear passenger seats come with the heating feature. The windscreen has been laminated with a clear noise-insulation layer. The exterior heated mirrors of the car come with a powerfold feature looking at the climatic conditions of USA.
Aston Martin Vanquish comes with an all new infotainment system that has capacitive switching for a comfortable ride. The system comes with 13 speakers and a 1000 watt sound system. The vehicle has cruise control system, alarm and immobiliser, remote control central locking system, automatic temperature control system, Garmin satellite navigation system, 6.5” LCD screen, iPod and iPhone along with USB playback system, a satellite radio system with AM and FM, A2DP Bluetooth audio and phone streaming and Wi-Fi Hub5 which ensures that your work is not hampered because of network issues. The vehicle has a spacious cabin and a boot space of 368 litres. The length and height of the new Vanquish tells us that the car has good headroom and legroom space.
Aston Martin Vanquish Engine and Performance
The engine of the new Aston Martin Vanquish is impressive. Under the hood, you would find an all-alloy, dynamic, strong and independent quad variable camshaft timing 6.0-litre, V12 engine with 42 valves. This 5935cc engine is a rear-wheel drive that has the ability to churn out a peak power output of 565bhp at the rate of 6750rpm along with 620Nm of maximum torque at the rate of 5500rpm. The performance delivered by the car on-road is extravagant and remarkable. Zooming away with a top speed of 295kmph, the car doesn’t let down at all.
As the successor of DBS, Vanquish comes with the same chassis and adorns the same 20-inch wheels. Since this is a sports car and is sure to give you an adrenaline rush while driving with a top speed of 295kmph, it needs more stability at the rear end which is why the rear wheels are equipped with 1.51J X 20 inches, Pirelli P Zero 305/30 ZR20 tyres whereas the front end holds 9J X 20 inches Pirelli P Zero 255/35 ZR20 tyres. Also present as an option are 10-spoke alloy wheels that come with graphite finish. In the 20-spoke alloy wheels as an optional package the company offers five different finishes that include 20-spoke alloy wheels in liquid silver, silver finish with diamond turning, graphite finish with diamond turning, gloss black with diamond tuning and satin black with diamond turning.
Braking & Handling
When it comes to speedy mean machines, braking comes across as an important factor that needs to be as smooth as the revved up engine that is giving you a pulsating feeling. Aston Martin Vanquish comes with ventilated carbon ceramic discs that are apt for high-performance vehicles as they lower down the weight of the vehicle and gives a proper friction from very high speeds and at all temperatures. The Carbon Ceramic disc brakes are 398mm in diameter and come with six-piston callipers in the front end whereas the rear end is facilitated with 360mm diameter with four-piston callipers. Aston Martin Vanquish is also equipped with an Anti-lock Braking System(ABS) that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to continue interacting tactilely with different surfaces as controlled by the driver's steering inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up, thereby avoiding skidding. Also incorporated into the car is Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) that automatically differentiates the amount of force applied to the carbon ceramic disc brakes as per the road conditions, speed, etc. Both the features when functioning together (ABS and EBD) apply more or less braking pressure to each wheel in order to maximise stopping power whilst maintaining vehicular control. As this is a sports vehicle that zooms up to a speed of 100kmph speed in just 4.1seconds, emergency braking has been incorporated in the car to slow down the speed or bring the car to a halt depending on the power with which the brake is applied. Even if the brake pedal is not fully pushed the system overrides and applies the brakes automatically until the ABS takes over to stop the wheels from locking up. Apart from these, the car is also equipped with positive torque control which supplies the torque to each wheel as per demand and traction control which is generally a secondary feature of the ABS and is designed to prevent loss of grip of wheels.
Handling & Safety
The handling and safety of the 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish is up-to-the mark. The sports car features ventilated carbon ceramic discs with 6-piston callipers for the front brakes and the same with 4-piston callipers for the rear brakes. The handling of the car is ensured by the suspension system while the safety of the car and the passengers has been well taken care of. The new Aston Martin Vanquish comes with Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, which prevents the wheels from locking up when immediate brakes are applied. To enhance the safety during the drive, the car also has emergency brake assist, launch control, traction control, positive torque control and dynamic stability control with track mode. Eight airbags are also present to make sure that the passengers are safe and secure in case of any accident or collision.
Stereo & Accessories in Aston Martin Vanquish
The accessories and stereo department of the new Aston Martin Vanquish are best-in-class. You would find the new infotainment system present with capacitive switching. The 1000W Bang and Olufsen Beosound audio system with 13 speakers will certainly blow your mind. The 6.5-inch LCD screen with Garmin satellite navigation system makes sure that you are not lost during your ride. The audio system further has iPod, iPhone and USB interface along with AM/FM radio. On the other hand the A2DP Bluetooth audio and phone streaming with Wi-Fi Hub5 makes the new Aston Martin Vanquish a perfect, technologically sound car.
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Pros & Cons
Aston Martin Vanquish Pros :
Great looks, wide range of colour combinations, powerful engine with an inspiring exhaust note.
Aston Martin Vanquish Cons :
Not-so-rich interior, performance doesn't live up to its high price.
Aston Martin Vanquish Specifications
Aston Martin Vanquish Variants
12 Cylinder 48 Valve
||565bhp @ 6750rpm