ADRENALINE SHOT: 2013 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH

The Aston Martin Vanquish doesn’t need much of an introduction. If there is a car that oozes class, luxury and sex appeal, the Vanquish would be it. Aston’s racing heritage (not to mention the cool factor) has definitely been put to good use in its revamped Vanquish. And for good reason too especially considering the sales of its Virage model were less than stellar and production was ceased after just 1000 units. It doesn’t matter one bit though. With this offering, the Virage can be thought of as a minor hiccup because we are pretty sure dealers are going to be very busy trying to fill orders as soon as this baby goes on sale (or before).
Unveiled to the public in June 2012, Vanquish represents a continuation of Aston Martin’s tradition in producing some of the most beautiful cars in the world. Aston Martin says that the coupe model is capable of a 0-62 mph (100km/h) time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph (295km/h). The Vanquish will be available as a 2+2 or 2+0 seater with first deliveries expected to begin in the UK and Continental Europe late in 2012, and in North America early next year.

Powered by a significantly revised naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine mated to the proven Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox, the new car offers suitably impressive performance figures. The V12’s power peak of 565 bhp (573 PS) makes it Aston Martin’s most potent production model yet, outmuscled only by the strictly limited edition £1.2m One-77 supercar.

The raw statistics speak for themselves: 573 PS at 6,750 rpm, 620 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm, 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph place the Vanquish firmly into supercar territory. Yet the brand’s team of engineers have been working towards economy and emissions improvements, too.

The latest engineering methods, innovative technologies and typically understated classic British design come together to make the muscular new Vanquish a true super GT. For instance, each body panel on the car is constructed from carbon fibre because of its high strength-to-weight ratio and flexibility of form. Meanwhile torsional rigidity is improved by more than 25%.

Prices will start from roughly £189,995 in the UK, $279,995 in the United States, and CA$296,000 in Canada. So what does this baby look like in motion? Check out the video below and enjoy!

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