Jul 1 2012
2013 Aston Martin Vanquish Official Details
Couple of days ago we saw some leaked images and spy photos, now we have official images and specs of the 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish.
We know how the new Aston Martin looks like. Yesterday we received a lot of spy photos showing the new vehicle sans camouflage riding some laps around the Nurburgring. Later in the day some leaked shots made their way online just hours before the official presentation. So today we are here with the details and quality images. The 2013 Vanquish is created to replace the existing DBS as the Aston Martin flagship V12 model.
Actually, from the all-new sheetmetal, the vehicle is built on an updated version of the DBS’s platform. It is not entirely new, but Aston Martin made a number of improvements, such as better torsional rigidity (more than 25 percent). Also platform is lighter through the use of carbon fiber. Carbon is used in the rear structure, hallow-cast aluminum replaces the solid-cast aluminum at the front end. New front chassis structure is 13 percent lighter now. Even the car’s body panels are made from carbon fiber now. Vanquish has the same wheelbase length as the DBS, but it’s grown in size by being 14mm taller and 5mm wider. Weight is 3,834 lbs. It is 120 lbs. less than the DBS. Also Aston Martin says that Vanquish has a 50/50 weight distribution.
The engine is a revised version of the 5.9-liter V12. Naturally, engine power has increased by 55hp. Total power is 565hp and torque is 457lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. The front-mounted 12 cylinder engine is installed with the same six-speed automatic gearbox that was in the Aston Martin DBS.
New Vanquish run from 0 to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 183 mph that is veru good result. It rides on a 20-inch alloy wheels and features the six-piston front brake calipers. Rear brakes have four-piston calipers. They also gave the 2013 Vanquish the latest version of ADS (Adaptive Damping System) which allows the driver to switch between Normal, Sport and Track damping modes.
We can tell that the 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish is an evolution of the DBS’s styling, but the sharper lines are clearly from the One-77. Interior of the car is an evolution of the old one, featuring a similar of the DBS. Passenger space is increased too, we have more legroom and elbow room. Knee room is increased by 50mm by moving the dash forward by 20mm.
The new Vanquish will be offered in either 2+0 or 2+2 seating configurations and trunk space has been increased by great 60 percent. The 2013 Vanquish will appear in European showrooms in late 2012, but first U.S. deliveries will come in early 2013. Pricing in the U.S. will start at $279,995.
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