November 21, 2016 @ 01:41 PM

Famed British V12 GT car gets an update

Sticking to its Super GT roots, Aston Martin launch the second generation Vanquish S with more upgrades.


Staying true to the saying 'there is no replacement for displacement', Aston Martin have not succumbed to the downsizing trend and maintained its flagship V12 power plant and have given it a couple of tweaks. Thanks to a better free breathing air intake system and larger inlet manifolds, the harmonious V12 now chucks out 591bhp and 630Nm, rocketing you from zero to 100kph in just 3.5 seconds and on to an estimated top speed of 324kph. 


Aston Martin have revised the eight-speed Touchtronic III automatic transmission for quicker downshifts and better usability at low speeds. Suspension and handling have received similar subtle tweaks as well to provide a sporty yet supple ride quality depending on which mode you have the car in.


Such an expensive car must be able to turn heads and the Vanquish S does that job very well with lashings of exposed carbon fibre, an aggressive front splitter and rear diffuser that helps reduce frontal lift without increasing drag. The true highlight is at the rear end where onlookers enjoy the sound of the V12 from new stainless steel quad exhaust tail pipes.


 If you have specific tastes and requirements for your Super GT car, fret not, the Vanquish S has a tonne of options for you to choose from, such as new five-spoke diamond wheels and a choice of high quality exterior paint. Personalise the interior to your liking with new 'Filograph' quilted leather called Sumptuous Bridge of Weir Caithness which feature Vanquish S embroidery on the headrests. 


Deliveries start from December 2016 and are available in both Coupe and Volante form. Picking between the two would be tricky but not as tricky as shuffling through the options list that can take the starting price of 199,950 pounds (RM1,087,053) into the sky. 


Y.Dharmeswaran

 

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