Supercar-league performance; raucous exhaust note; responsive handling; unique haptic-feedback interior controls; eye-catching exterior design; a Volante (convertible) that sacrifices no performance
The Vanquish (coupe) and Vanquish Volante (convertible) are both powered by a 6.0L V12 engine, making 580 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. It's teamed to a "Touchtronic III" 8-speed automatic transmission with magnesium steering-wheel shift paddles that can order up shifts manually when desired.
Aston Martin quotes an official 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 201 mph. The launch control feature helps make takeoffs from a standing start as rapid as possible when activated, by allowing just the right amount of wheelspin.
Aston Martin chose to make all the body panels on the Vanquish out of carbon fiber to reduce body flex during high-performance driving. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an alloy torque tube and carbon fiber propeller shaft--both of which also help cut weight.
The hydraulic, speed-sensitive power steering system has a quick ratio and plenty of feedback, while the standard carbon-ceramic brakes (6-piston in front and 4-piston in back) provide strong stops from triple-digit speeds. The Vanquish' perfect 50/50 front/rear weight distribution and its low center of mass make it a natural for stability in tight corners and sudden transitions on challenging mountain roads. The Vanquish has a limited-slip rear differential and includes robust 20-inch Pirelli P Zero Z-rated performance tires.
A Sport mode doesn't just make the powertrain more sensitive to accelerator-pedal inputs and change the shift points and attitude of the transmission; it also opens an exhaust bypass for a louder, more aggressive engine sound to be enjoyed during performance driving. Separately, there's a Track mode for the stability control, and the 3-mode adaptive suspension includes Normal, Sport and Track modes.
Front seats are sporty in appearance and mission, but luxurious enough for long road trips. The back seat is optional, and quite small, as is the 13 cubic-foot trunk. Otherwise, there's a lot of dazzle in the Vanquish' interface, as it mixes capacitive glass buttons with illumination and haptic feedback for a smooth and futuristic look.
The Vanquish comes equipped as a prestige-luxury model, including full-grain leather upholstery, an Alcantara headliner, heated power front seats with memory settings, heated power-folding side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, automatic climate control, Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free, a Garmin navigation system and a powerful 13-speaker, 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen premium audio system that has full iPhone integration and USB input.
As is the case for a prestige brand such as Aston Martin, options are reserved for customization and personal expression. The long list includes exposed carbon fiber elements, special wheels, black Luxmil leather, embroidered headrests, a matte-black textured tailpipe, heated and ventilated seats, a rear parking-assist camera and an upgraded alarm system.
Volante models are equipped and perform similarly to their coupe counterparts, but the convertibles feature a multi-layer lightweight fabric power top that folds open in just 14 seconds and tucks into an aerodynamic tonneau.
The Aston Martin Vanquish returns for 2018, with several notable updates to the chassis and to the engine. For this year, all Vanquishes sold will now carry the S designation, helping to denote the various changes Aston Martin have made to the car. These changes have primarily been for the purpose of making the Vanquish S more of a driver's car. The suspension and steering have been revised to provide better handling and a more connected ride, while the engine has been given a bit of a refresh and now produces an extra 12 horsepower, though it does so higher in the rev range.
The Vanquish' competition in the luxury grand touring category includes the Maserati Gran Turismo, Porsche 911 Turbo and the Ferrari 488. However, the Vanquish is lighter, leaner as well as more stylish and contemporary. While not the hard-nosed race car like the 911 Turbo or the high-tech track monster like the Ferrari, it elegantly provides the best of all worlds; it is a more than capable sports car while offering softer touring-car luxury.
|Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year||11.0|
|EPA Greenhouse Gas Score||N/A|
|EPA Classification||Minicompact Cars|
|Drivetrain||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Trans Description Cont.||Automatic w/OD|
|First Gear Ratio (:1)||4.71|
|Second Gear Ratio (:1)||3.14|
|Third Gear Ratio (:1)||2.11|
|Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)||1.67|
|Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)||1.28|
|Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)||1.00|
|Reverse Ratio (:1)||3.32|
|Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)||3.46|
|Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)||0.84|
|Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)||0.66|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy||21 MPG|
|Cruising Range - City||267.80 mi|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - City||13 MPG|
|Fuel Economy Est-Combined||16 MPG|
|Cruising Range - Hwy||432.60 mi|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - City||N/A|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy||N/A|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined||N/A|
|Engine Type||Premium Unleaded V-12|
|SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM||580 @ 7000|
|SAE Net Torque @ RPM||465 @ 5500|
|Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)||N/A|
|Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)||N/A|
|Total Cooling System Capacity||N/A|
|Passenger Volume||78 ft³|
|Front Head Room||36.2 in|
|Front Leg Room||42.7 in|
|Front Shoulder Room||54.8 in|
|Front Hip Room||N/A|
|Second Head Room||N/A|
|Second Leg Room||N/A|
|Second Shoulder Room||N/A|
|Second Hip Room||N/A|
|Length, Overall||186.2 in|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors||75.2 in|
|Height, Overall||51 in|
|Track Width, Front||N/A|
|Track Width, Rear||N/A|
|Min Ground Clearance||N/A|
|Cargo Area Dimensions|
|Trunk Volume||13 ft³|
|Base Curb Weight||3834 lbs|
|Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.||N/A|
|Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.||N/A|
|Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.||N/A|
|Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.||N/A|
|Suspension Type - Front||Double Wishbone|
|Suspension Type - Rear||Double Wishbone|
|Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)||Double Wishbone|
|Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)||Double Wishbone|
|Shock Absorber Diameter - Front||N/A|
|Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear||N/A|
|Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front||N/A|
|Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear||N/A|
|Front Tire Size||P255/35YR20|
|Rear Tire Size||P305/30YR20|
|Spare Tire Size||Compact|
|Front Wheel Size||20 X 9 in|
|Rear Wheel Size||20 X 11.5 in|
|Spare Wheel Size||Compact in|
|Front Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Rear Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Spare Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Steering Ratio (:1), Overall||N/A|
|Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)||N/A|
|Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb||41 ft|
|Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall||N/A|
|Brake Type||4-Wheel Disc|
|Brake ABS System||4-Wheel|
|Brake ABS System (Second Line)||N/A|
|Disc - Front (Yes or )||Yes|
|Disc - Rear (Yes or )||Yes|
|Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness||15.7 in|
|Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness||14.2 in|
|Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx||20.6 gal|
|Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx||N/A|
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