Aston Martin Vanquish II




Aston Martin Vanquish II

Year of production 2012 - ...

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/w...Aston_Martin_V12_Vanquish

Category: Gaydon era

The Aston Martin Vanquish is a grand tourer that was introduced in 2001 as a successor to the ageing Virage range. The first-generation V12 Vanquish, designed by Ian Callum and Dilip Chhabria , was unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show and was produced from 2001 to 2005. It featured as the official James Bond car in the film Die Another Day. The Vanquish S was unveiled in 2004 with a more powerful engine and improved aerodynamics. The Vanquish S and V12 Vanquish were replaced by the DBS in 2007. In 2012 the Vanquish name was revived for the successor to the DBS.

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The exterior styling of the Vanquish is an evolution of the DBSwith many styling cues such as the elongated side strakes being inspired by the One-77. The boot lid includes an integrated rear spoiler designed to look as if it is impossible to make; this was done on the orders of Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr. Ulrich Bez. The car has an exposed carbon fibre skirt showing its all carbon fibre body. The Vanquish uses the new Generation 4 VH chassis which is lighter and uses more carbon fibre than the Generation 2 VH used in the DBS.

The car features an all new interior based on the one found in the exclusive Aston Martin One-77. The standard interior is trimmed in hand stitched leather and alcantara available in a range of colours. The centre stack features an improved infotainment system over the one found in the DBS. The car is available as either a 2-seater or 2+2.

The Vanquish uses an upgraded version of Aston Martin’s flagship AM11 V12 engine with a power output of 573 PS (421 kW; 565 bhp) at 6,750 rpm and torque of 620 N·m (457 lb·ft) at 5,500 rpm. Like most Aston Martins, the engine is front mid mounted with the power going to the rear wheels. It uses a fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves. The Vanquish uses an updated Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox. It will be the first Aston Martin available with launch control. The combined space of cabin and a boot that, at 368 litres, is more than 60% larger than that of the DBS.

The brakes are ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398 mm (15.7 in) six-piston callipers in the front and 360 mm (14.2 in) four-piston callipers in the rear. The suspension is a lightweight aluminium front sub frame with hollow castings with independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers in the front and independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers in the rear. It has a three stage adjustable adaptive damping system including normal, sport and track modes. The tires are Pirelli P Zeros, 255/ZR20 in the front and 305/30 ZR20 in the rear.

Deliveries to UK and Continental Europe began in late 2012.

The vehicle was unveiled in London Film Museum, Covent Garden, followed by 2012 Monterey automotive week, 2012 Luxury & Supercar Weekend at the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, UK Aston Martin dealerships, 2012 10th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish

Aston Martin has unveiled a stunning new luxury sports car - the Aston Martin Vanquish.

Sitting proudly at the pinnacle of the luxury British car maker's sports car line-up, this breathtaking new super grand tourer represents the zenith of current Aston Martin design and engineering. Vanquish points to an exciting and confident future for the historic brand.

Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish is a new Aston Martin featuring the next generation of the renowned VH architecture as well as a significantly upgraded 6.0-litre V12 engine that is considerably more potent than before.

The design represents the latest take on Aston Martin's iconic visual language. Vanquish unquestionably sees the brand continue its enviable tradition of producing some of the most beautiful sports cars in the world. Styling cues such as the elegant new waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades are derived from the One-77 supercar.

Unmistakably an Aston Martin, the design shows a clear and coherent lineage from its heritage while providing an equally clear pointer to the luxury car brand's vibrant future. Closer inspection reveals details such as the stunning new Aero Duct on the rear boot lid. This elegantly devised passive engineering feature, which counteracts lift at the car's rear when travelling at speed, is a triumph of both design and technical ability.

Performance, presence, style and great British craftsmanship - the new Vanquish has all these traits in abundance.

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: "AM 310 Vanquish is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin design ethos, engineering innovation and technical ability. It offers luxurious, continent-crossing capability and pure driving excitement without compromise.

"Bearing the same name as the iconic AM V12 Vanquish that did so much to cement Aston Martin's reputation as a maker of great GT cars in the modern era, I believe the car unveiled today once again puts this great British brand at the top of its class.

"The new AM 310 Vanquish mixes beautiful design with impressive technology such as the superb new infotainment system. This is the latest incarnation of everything we know, informed and developed from One-77. It is the ultimate Super Grand Tourer - confident and assured - and is the newest representation of Power, Beauty and Soul."

As happy on the streets of a bustling city as it is carving through the countryside or long distance motorway touring, the Vanquish offers a thoroughbred British luxury sports car that's also suited to everyday use.

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 Aston Martin 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%.

Practical improvements such as a newly designed and significantly more spacious cabin and a boot that, at 368 litres, is more than 60% larger than that of the DBS, ensure the new Vanquish can carry sufficient luggage for even the most ambitious grand tourist.

Designed and hand-built at Aston Martin's global headquarters at Gaydon in Warwickshire the new Vanquish, available as a 2+2 or 2+0, sits atop a broad line-up of world-class sports cars including the exquisite DB9, sporty V8 Vantage and luxurious four-door Rapide.

Dr Bez said: "The Aston Martin range is stronger now than at any time in our 99-year history. The new AM 310 Vanquish represents the perfect way to signal the beginning of our centenary celebrations next year."

Priced from £189,995 RRP first deliveries of the new sports car are expected to begin in the UK and Continental Europe late in 2012.

Aston Martin Vanquish: Design

Aston Martin is renowned in the motor industry for the supreme beauty of its cars. The visual language of a modern Aston Martin is highly distinctive, yet timelessly attractive.

The design team at the company's global HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire, is led by Design Director Marek Reichman and, together, they have developed an unmistakable visual interpretation of the brand's ethos.

When the commission for new Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish arrived Marek and his team set about working to hone the flowing exterior lines of a classic Aston Martin GT and to create a modern day interpretation of the Vanquish.

Drawing inspiration not least from the iconic One-77 supercar, the team worked to evolve that design language and create a 21st Century successor worthy of sporting the Vanquish moniker.

They worked to stay faithful to the AM V12 Vanquish inspiration - so beloved of Aston Martin fans worldwide - while introducing new aspects that debuted in the One-77.

The result is a new Aston Martin Vanquish that very clearly retains the presence of its forebear, yet offers it in a much more refined and functional package. Sporting the assertive body language for which the AM V12 Vanquish is renowned, today's GT is more lean and elegant - highlighting its improved agility and dynamics.

With the exception of the now sold-out One-77 supercar, and limited edition V12 Zagato, the AM 310 Vanquish sits atop Aston Martin's model range. Understandably, therefore, it boasts design language derived from the One-77 such as the elegant and flowing waistline, elongated side strakes, curvaceous, taut, form and LED light blade rear clusters, as well as entirely new design ideas such as the remarkable rear Aero Duct. Blending the aggressive lines of the One-77 with the elegant shape of the DB9 and Rapide, the new Vanquish sets the visual standard for today's luxury GT cars. 
It has amplified gestures - in the form of bonnet vents, side strakes and a sculpted roof - that accentuate the car's extra performance and edgier character. The car has a more assertive stance, yet is not overtly aggressive.

A near-continuous ring of exposed carbon fibre features at the base of the car in the form of a carbon fibre splitter, light-catching carbon fibre side skirts and imposing carbon fibre rear diffuser. This accentuates the car's sporting dynamics, as well as making it appear more planted.

Each body panel on the new Vanquish is also constructed from carbon fibre, because of its high strength-to-weight ratio and flexibility of form. This not only reduces mass but means that fewer individual body panels are required. For instance, the panel gap on the C-pillar joint is no longer necessary.

The designers have worked hard to pay attention to the finer details of all the materials used, with the carbon fibre weave direction a good example of this. It has been designed, and is constructed, to flow precisely with the car's elegant shape.

Just as with the exterior, the design team were tasked with redesigning the Vanquish's interior to give it a more complete and high quality finish. The result is an all-new interior that is more roomy, comfortable and luxurious than ever.

Again drawing inspiration from the One-77, the design team have emulated the flowing lines, quality and craftsmanship while introducing significant refinements over DBS to improve ergonomics and usability.

Showcasing the vast selection of materials and finishes that are now available on the Vanquish, the interior trim is available in a wide range of materials including fine Bridge of Weir Luxmil Leather, Semi-Aniline Leather and Alcantara, all expertly hand-stitched by some of the world's most experienced craftspeople.

Elsewhere inside, the new instrument panel is a refinement of the One-77's, with new detailing and improved ergonomics.

The new design is sleeker with a more elegant finish to complement the rest of the interior. It features new elements that convey a powerful and assertive attitude, and a new Driver Information Module (DIM) that the Vanquish shares with the One-77. The new DIM retains the classic Aston Martin style, but with a more futuristic typeface. The digital displays have been revised following feedback from existing owners, now permanently showing a digital speedo and a trip computer, which details the remaining range and the odometer.

Perhaps one of the most striking new interior design elements, though, is the new centre stack with refinements providing a more elegant form that is also more intuitive and accessible for both driver and front seat passenger.

A direct descendent of the One-77 centre stack, the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish set-up retains familiar elements such as the ECU engine start button and gear selection buttons, while introducing a new infotainment system and a significantly more user-friendly design.

The facia trim now stretches down the whole centre stack and is manufactured from a single piece of material, giving a uniform finish with, obviously, no panel gaps.

The user interface has been completely redesigned, with a more user-friendly and ergonomic layout as well as technological updates that make it one of the most advanced in-car systems available.

Aston Martin's trademark glass starter module and gear mode selection buttons have been retained while all-new capacitive glass buttons with illumination and haptic feedback have been introduced for the rest of the centre stack's switchgear.

Haptic feedback is more commonly found in touch-screen mobile phones and Aston Martin becomes among the first significant luxury car manufacturers in the world to use the technology in a series production model.

Importantly, of course, the new car has more space both for occupants, and their belongings in the cabin. In fact the interior of the Vanquish has 140% more storage space than the DBS. The cubby box has been redesigned with a stylish armrest lid and now offers more than three litres of storage space and an integrated USB and AC point for portable devices.

There is further storage space at the base of the centre stack, with more than two litres of storage, generously sized cupholders and a mobile phone holder, as well as additional USB and AC points. Other storage spaces are dotted handily around the car, too, with more than three litres in the door bins and seat pouches alone.

Occupant space grows in all axes versus DBS with, in essence, the interior 'pushed' outward. Legroom is up 37 mm, shoulder room grows 25 mm, elbow room extends by 87 mm while knee room is boosted by 50 mm. All this, as the dash surface is moved forward 20 mm, too.

The Aston Martin Vanquish is available with either 2+0 or 2+2 seating configurations.

Aston Martin Vanquish: Performance

As with all Aston Martin sports cars, the need for perfect balance, high-performance stability, nimble handling ability and minimised kerb weight define the new Vanquish. The comprehensive use of carbon fibre body panels for the first time in an Aston Martin underline the new Vanquish's credentials as a truly innovative model.

Strenuous efforts have been made to limit the new car's weight, contributing to its impressive performance, handling and significantly improved power to weight ratio. The combination of controlled weight, near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution, a powerful new V12 engine and a performance-honed six-speed transmission combine to make the Vanquish as rewarding and engaging on the move as it is elegant standing still.

At the heart of the new car is the latest iteration of Aston Martin's a 6.0-litre V12 engine. Significant re-engineering of this iconic V12 includes a revised block and new head including the debut of dual variable valve timing, uprated fuel pump, enlarged throttle bodies, a revised 'big wing' intake manifold and fully machined combustion chambers help the engine to a peak power output of 573 PS (565 bhp) at 6,750 rpm.

Crucially, too, the unit has been tuned specifically to deliver greater torque low down the rev range to make the car feel even more willing and muscular from very low revs. The result, predictably perhaps, is an improved 0-100 km/h time of 4.1 seconds. The top speed, where legal, is 295 km/h (183 mph).

As is the modern custom with all Aston Martin sports cars the engine is hand-assembled at the dedicated Aston Martin engine plant in Cologne, Germany.

The Vanquish uses the latest generation of Aston Martin's class-leading VH (Vertical Horizontal) architecture, a lightweight bonded aluminium structure that provides outstanding strength and rigidity. In this iteration, the Vanquish tub now includes the addition of significant carbon fibre components, as well as the use of bonding derived directly from the latest aerospace technologies.

The architecture has been re-engineered to control weight and improve packaging. With 75% new parts, the depth of re-engineering to achieve major packaging improvements cannot be overestimated.

Engineers have employed the extensive use of advanced materials and processes - some derived direct from the aerospace industry - to control weight and optimise the new car's driving experience.

For the first time in an Aston Martin, carbon fibre is used to make every external panel. The race car-inspired technology gives benefits for weight and body stiffness but, more importantly, has been essential in realising the design of Vanquish. Two notable components are the door skin and boot lid - neither of these unbroken surfaces would have been possible without the use of carbon fibre.

"There are no restrictions on form or shape when using carbon fibre," says Marek Reichman, Aston Martin's Design Director, "and the material allowed us to wrap bodywork around the 20-inch wheels and maintain the precise relationship between the wheel and the bodywork."

Each panel has been carefully sculpted to direct the airflow around the car, into the engine and to help cool the braking system. The carbon fibre elements are produced using advanced manufacturing techniques developed from the aerospace and motorsport industries.

The panel-making procedure also delivers an exceptional surface finish. The application of a 200 micron layer of epoxy and glass to the panel delivers a class-A surface that is in line with Aston Martin's tradition of high-quality finishes. Inside the car, the weave patterns on the exposed carbon fibre elements have been carefully selected to present the most harmonious surfaces.

Aston Martin Vanquish: Control

As well as being light, strong and flexible in its application, the latest generation VH architecture is also extremely stiff. The new Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish is, in fact, 25% torsionally stiffer than the outgoing DBS making it highly resistant to flex and allowing for responsive and predictable handling.

This rigid and stiff structure also provides an ideal foundation from which the suspension can control the vehicle effectively, further highlighting the importance of the body structure and the effect it has on the dynamic performance of the car.

Aston Martin's engineering teams have worked particularly hard to minimise the weight outside the wheelbase of the new car to reduce yaw inertia. As a result, carbon fibre has been used extensively in the rear structure and the weight of the aluminium front structure has been reduced significantly.

The front chassis structure is a full 13% lighter than that of the DBS - a direct result of using hollow cast aluminium rather than solid cast aluminium. It has also been redesigned to allow for a lowering of the engine. Now 19 mm lower within the body, the repositioned engine improves both the Vanquish's agility and its handling.

The car's front-mid mounted engine and rear-mid mounted transaxle ensuring a near perfect weight distribution: 85% of the car's weight is positioned within its wheelbase.

To take full advantage of its precise and rigid new architecture, the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish employs a battery of sophisticated technologies including, for the first time on an Aston Martin, a motorsport-derived Launch Control system. This works to deliver the optimum take-off from a standing start - balancing throttle, gearbox and various traction aids to deliver a perfect 'launch'.

Once on the move, the Vanquish boasts a plethora of dynamic aids including Dynamic Stability Control and Positive Torque Control to help harness its fearsome potential and deliver a rewarding, controlled, refined Grand Tourer experience.

The latest iteration of Aston Martin's Adaptive Damping System (ADS) allows the driver to switch between three distinct damping modes: Normal, Sport and Track, delivering instant adjustment of the car's ride and handling characteristics.

The ADS automatically alters the suspension settings to ensure the driver has high levels of control at all times, with the ability to respond quickly to different driving conditions. The different damping modes available help significantly broaden the Vanquish's character, adapting its set-up to suit the driver's mood and requirements. Thus it can be a cruising GT car in Normal mode with the capacity to morph into an assertive sports car in Sport and Track modes.

The damper settings are determined by an electronic control unit which takes sensor readings from the car's systems, including throttle position, brake position, steering wheel rotation and vehicle speed. This data establishes the prevailing driving conditions and the demands the driver is making on the car.

The Vanquish is fitted with new generation Pirelli P-Zero tyres that have been developed especially for the car, along with new 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels.

The car's braking system features third generation Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes to deliver shorter stopping distances with resistance to fade in even the most demanding driving conditions. CCM brakes are also lighter than a conventional system, reducing the weight of the car overall and, in particular, the unsprung weight and rotational masses, further enhancing the performance of the suspension.

The front brakes use 398 mm x 36 mm CCM brake discs with larger front brake pads and six-piston brake callipers from the One-77, while the rear brakes use 360 mm x 32 mm CCM brake discs with a four-piston calliper.

Aston Martin Vanquish: Quality

Craftsmanship, attention to detail and ingenious design and engineering techniques combine in the Vanquish to deliver a GT of exceptional quality.

It takes, for instance, more than 70 hours of expert handcraftsmanship to build and trim one interior. Seven leather hides are used in each Vanquish to create the sports car's luxurious ambience.

The new car also benefits directly from the experience of creating the One-77 supercar and features new design highlights such as quilted material as a result. The quilting uses detailing not seen on any other car and is delivered via a state-of-the-art machine developed specially for Aston Martin. It produces a finish of rare quality and complexity, with around one million separate stitches used in each new Vanquish quilted leather interior.

Designers at Aston Martin are renowned for paying attention to every minute detail on the brand's sports cars, with numerous examples of this on the Vanquish. One such case is the removal of the towing eye from in the bumper to improve aesthetics. Now positioned hidden away in the front grille, this results in a bumper with less clutter that gives the Vanquish a much cleaner face. And on US-spec cars, the side markers have also been incorporated into the head and tail lamps, again removing clutter from the bumper.

Quality and craftsmanship come together in the Vanquish's new Aero Duct on the deck (boot) lid. This elegantly devised passive engineering feature is included to counteract lift at the car's rear when travelling at speed.

The challenge from CEO Dr Ulrich Bez was to create a part that was "impossible to make". This naturally generated some huge headaches for the design, engineering and manufacturing teams, but the result is a look of unrivalled beauty, form and function. It takes one person two days to construct this one-piece carbon fibre moulding, while the Aston Martin paint team created unique paint guns and polishing tools to be able to finish the decklid to the same glass-like finish as the rest of the car.

The fact that this part has no joint lines is a true testament to the ingenuity, dedication and meticulous attention to detail of the car's designers, engineers and craftsmen.

Testing is, of course, fundamental to the quality and longevity of an Aston Martin and the Vanquish has undergone an exhaustive series of examinations. Digital modelling analysis, bench tests and, of course, thousands of hours of real-world testing around the globe have produced the most comprehensively engineered GT ever to leave Gaydon.

For instance the engineering team carried out more than 5,000 km of durability and high speed testing at the Nardo Ring in northern Italy alone. The circuit is one giant loop that stretches for 12.5 km (7.8 miles), so is perfect for high speed testing, allowing the driver to examine the car at high speed without having to brake for corners. This test puts high levels of stress on all systems and helps to prove out high speed durability.

Following this, a Vanquish prototype was sent to the Aston Martin test centre at the Nürburgring for yet more intense limit handling work. The notorious German track is an ideal place to test and refine the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish as it is regarded as the most demanding race circuit in the world. There the new car underwent more than 10,000 km of testing to prove-out the car's durability, brakes, DSC system, tyres and chassis set-up.

Technical Specifications

  • Body
    • Two-door coupe body style with 2+0 or optional 2+2 seating
    • New generation bonded aluminium and carbon fibre VH structure
    • Aluminium, magnesium alloy and carbon-fibre composite body
    • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
    • Bi-xenon headlamps
    • LED light blade rear lamps and LED side repeaters
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 4720mm (inc. front number plate plinth)
    • Width: 2067mm (inc. mirrors)
    • Height: 1294mm
    • Wheelbase: 2740mm
    • Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres (17.2 Imp.galls, 20.5 US galls)
    • Weight: 1739 kg
  • Engine
    • All-alloy, independent quad variable camshaft timing, 48-valve, 5,935 cc V12
    • Compression ratio: 11.0:1
    • Front-mid mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
    • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
    • Six three-way catalytic convertors
    • Max power: 573 PS (565 bhp) at 6,750 rpm
    • Max torque: 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,500 rpm
    • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.1 seconds
    • Top speed: 295 km/h (183 mph)
  • Transmission
    • Rear-mid mounted, six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic/sequential manual gearbox
    • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
    • Limited-slip differential
  • Wheels and Tyres
    • Front: 9J x 20" Pirelli P Zero 255/35 ZR20
    • Rear: 11.5J x 20" Pirelli P Zero 305/30 ZR20
  • Steering
    • Speed-dependent electronically controlled rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.62 turns lock-to-lock. Column tilt and reach adjustment
  • Suspension
    • Lightweight aluminium front subframe with hollow castings
      • Front: Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
      • Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
    • Three-stage adjustable Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
  • Brakes
    • Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston calipers
    • Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston calipers
    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
    • Traction Control
    • Launch Control
  • Standard specification
    • Full-grain leather interior
    • Alcantara headlining
    • Electrically operated front seats
    • Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three memory positions)
    • 2+0 seating configuration with flexible rear environment storage
    • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Cruise control
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Alarm and immobiliser
    • Remote-control central door locking and boot release
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Heated front seats
    • Curtain side head airbags
    • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
    • Pelvis and thorax seat mounted airbags
    • Seat belt dual-pretensioners and digressive load limiters
    • Trip computer
    • Tracking device (UK only)
    • Laminated windscreen with clear noise-insulation layer
    • Glass ECU
    • Titanium bonnet and side strake meshes
    • Bright aluminium front grille
    • Chrome side strakes and tailpipe trim
    • Heated rear screen
  • In Car Entertainment
    • New infotainment system with capacitive switching
    • 1000W Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 15-speaker audio system
    • Garmin satellite navigation system
    • 6.5" LCD Screen
    • iPod® and iPhone® Integration and USB playback
    • Satellite radio system (USA only)
    • AM/FM radio
    • A2DP Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming
    • Wi-Fi Hub
  • Options
    • Ten-spoke alloy wheel in a Graphite finish
    • 20-spoke alloy wheel in a Liquid Silver, Silver finish with diamond turning, Graphite finish with diamond turning, Gloss Black with diamond turning and Satin Black with diamond turning
    • Black-vaned grille
    • Magnum Silver or Black Mesh finish
    • Matt black textured tailpipe
    • Black, blue, yellow or red calipers
    • Exposed carbon fibre roof panel
    • Exposed carbon fibre door mirror caps
    • Exposed carbon fibre side strakes
    • Exposed carbon door handles
    • Protective tape
    • Black Luxmil Leather and part-Alcantara steering wheel
    • Colour-Keyed Luxmil Leather steering wheel
    • Black One-77 leather steering wheel with black Alcantara Inserts
    • Colour-Keyed One-77 Luxmil leather steering wheel with black leather inserts
    • Centre stack facia in carbon fibre 2x2 twill, carbon fibre 2x2 fishbone, Piano Red, Piano Black or Piano Ice mocha.
    • Headrest embroidery - Aston Martin wings or Vanquish logo
    • Black hardware pack
    • Full carbon fibre gearshift paddles
    • Personalised sill plaques
    • Rear parking assist camera
    • Auto-dimming mirror with garage door opener
    • Heated and ventilated seats
    • Smoker's Pack
    • Second glass key
    • Tracking device
    • Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensors)
    • Option toolkit
    • Six-CD auto-changer
    • First-aid kit

FULL SPECIFICATION (2015)

 BODY

  • Two-door Coupe body style with 2+0 seating 2+2 seating
  • Extruded aluminium and Carbon Fibre bonded VH body structure
  • Carbon Fibre body panels
  • Lightweight multi-layer Volante fabric roof
  • Cast-magnesium door structures
  • Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
  • LED light blade tail-lamps
  • Exposed Carbon Fibre splitter, diffuser and sill blade

TRANSMISSION

  • Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic III’ eight-speed automatic gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system
  • Alloy torque tube with Carbon Fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Final drive ratio 2.73:1
  • Launch control

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Litres/100 km (mpg)

  • Urban 19.3 (14.6)
  • Extra urban 9.1 (31.0) 
  • Combined 12.8 (22.1)

North American Gas Mileage

  • City 13 US mpg
  • Highway 21 US mpg 
  • Combined 16 US mpg

CO2 Emmissions

  • 298 g/km

BRAKES

  • Front ventilated CCM brake discs 398 mm diameter with six-piston calipers
  • Rear ventilated CCM brake discs 360 mm diameter with four-piston calipers
  • 3-stage Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction Control (TC)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)

WHEELS & TYRES

  • 20” 10-spoke silver painted alloy wheels
  • Front Pirelli P-Zero 255/35 ZR20
  • Rear Pirelli P-Zero 305/30 ZR20

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • Full-grain Luxmill leather interior
  • Alcantara® headlining on coupe and Rökona and Alcantara® headlining on Volante
  • Electrically operated front seats with side airbags
  • Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three memory positions)
  • Coupe 2+0 seating configuration with flexible rear environment storage, Volante 2+2 seating configuration
  • Satin chrome jewellery pack
  • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Cruise control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Remote control central door locking and boot release
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Heated front seats
  • Curtain side head airbags
  • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • Pelvis and thorax seat mounted airbags
  • Seat belt dual pre-tensioners and digressive load limiters
  • Trip computer
  • Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra (UK only) 1,3,5
  • Laminated windscreen with clear noise-insulation layer
  • Glass ECU
  • Titanium bonnet and side strake meshes
  • Bright aluminium front grille
  • Chrome side strakes and tailpipe trim
  • Heated rear screen
  • Black gearshift paddles with colour-keyed leather trim
  • Rear parking assist camera

ENGINE

  • All alloy quad overhead cam 48-valve 5935 cc V12
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with cross pipes
  • Compression ratio 11:1
  • Dual variable camshaft timing
  • Knock-sensing
  • Fully CNC machined combustion chambers
  • Maximum power 424 kW (568 bhp / 576 PS) at 6650 rpm
  • Maximum torque 630 Nm (465 lb ft) at 5500 rpm
  • Coupe Acceleration 0-60 mph in 3.6 sec; 0-100 km/h in 3.8 sec
  • Coupe maximum speed 201 mph (324 km/h)

SUSPENSION

  • Front independent double wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar and adaptive dampers
  • Rear independent double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar and adaptive dampers
  • 3-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes

WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS

  • Length 4692 mm (184.7”) 4728 mm (186”) (including number plate plinth)
  • Width 1912 mm (75.2”) (excluding door mirrors)
  • 2067 mm (81.3”) (including door mirrors)
  • Height 1294 mm (50.9”)
  • Wheelbase 2740 mm (107.9”)
  • Fuel tank capacity 78 litres (17.2 Imp. Gal. /20.5 US Gal)
  • Coupe Weight: 1739 kg (3834 lb) 
  • Weight Distribution 51%/49% (Front/Rear)

STEERING

  • Steering rack with 15:1 steering ratio
  • Speed-dependent rack and pinion power-assisted steering
  • 2.6 turns lock-to-lock
  • Column tilt and reach adjustment

IN-CAR ENTERTAINMENT

  • 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 13-speaker audio system
  • Infotainment system (AMi) with capacitive switching
  • Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation 1,2
  • 6.5” LCD Screen
  • DAB radio 1
  • AM/FM radio 1
  • USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
  • A2DP Bluetooth® audio

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Alternative brake caliper finish – Black, blue, yellow and red brake calipers
  • 10-spoke cast alloy wheels - Graphite painted
  • 20-spoke forged alloy wheels – 
  • Liquid Silver painted
  • Silver painted with diamond-turned finish
  • Graphite painted with diamond-turned finish
  • Gloss Black painted with diamond-turned finish
  • 10-spoke forged alloy wheels – 
  • Silver painted with diamond-turned finish
  • Gloss Black painted with diamond-turned finish
  • Satin Black painted with diamond-turned finish
  • Black vaned grille
  • Magnum Silver or Black Mesh finish
  • Black textured tailpipe
  • Exposed Carbon Fibre roof panel 6
  • Exposed Carbon Fibre door mirror caps
  • Exposed Carbon Fibre side strakes
  • Exposed Carbon Fibre door handles
  • Protective film
  • Black Luxmill leather part Alcantara® steering wheel6
  • Colour-keyed Luxmill leather steering wheel
  • Black One-77 leather steering wheel with black Alcantara® inserts 6
  • Colour-keyed One-77 Leather Steering wheel with Obsidian Black leather inserts
  • Centre stack facia in Carbon Fibre 2x2 Twill, Piano Black, Herringbone Carbon Fibre, Piano Red and Piano Ice Mocha
  • Headrest embroidery – Aston Martin Wings or Vanquish logo
  • Black hardware pack
  • Full Carbon Fibre gearshift paddles
  • Shadow bronze jewellery pack
  • Personalised sill plaques
  • Auto-dimming mirror with garage door opener
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Perforated leather door inserts
  • Smokers’ pack
  • Second glass ECU
  • Aston Martin tracking by Cobra 1,3,5
  • Alarm upgrade (Volumetric and tilt sensors)
  • Toolkit
  • 6-CD auto-changer
  • First-aid kit 
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Vanquish coupé 2012-2014 5.9-litre (5935 cc) V12 6-sp auto 565 bhp (421 kW; 573 PS) @ 6,750 620 N·m (457 lbf·ft) @ 5,500 295 km/h (183 mph) 4.1 secs
Vanquish Volante 2012-2014 5.9-litre (5935 cc) V12 6-sp auto 565 bhp (421 kW; 573 PS) @ 6,750 620 N·m (457 lbf·ft) @ 5,500 295 km/h (183 mph) 4.1 secs
Vanquish coupé 2014- 5.9-litre (5935 cc) V12 8-sp auto 568 bhp (424 kW; 576 PS) @ 6,650 630 N·m (465 lbf·ft) @ 5,500 324 km/h (201 mph) 3.6 secs
Vanquish Volante 2014- 5.9-litre (5935 cc) V12 8-sp auto 568 bhp (424 kW; 576 PS) @ 6,650 630 N·m (465 lbf·ft) @ 5,500 317 km/h (197 mph) 3.8 secs

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Centenary Edition
2013
Q
2013
Volante Neiman Marcus
2013
Carbon Black
2014 - 2015
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2014 - ...
Works 60th Anniversary Edition
2015 - ...
S
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Zagato
2017
Zagato Volante
2017

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Aston Martin Vanquish S (2017)

The Aston Martin Vanquish is one of those cars that truly doesn’t need words to tell its story. This page could simply be an image gallery, and it’s doubtful that anybody would complain. The Vanquish’s lines are still as mesmerizing as they were when the second-generation car launched for the 2013 model year. But Aston Martin just announced an “S” version of its “super GT” that’s better in just ab...

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante is the belle of the Pebble Beach ball

While Aston Martin is showing off the Vanquish Zagato Coupe for the first time in North America, it's also using the Monterey Car Week to confirm a convertible version of the stunning supercar. Limited to just 99 cars – many of which will be spoken for this week by those visiting Aston's Carmel, California pop-up shop – th...

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Thanks to "unprecedented customer interest," Aston Martin has confirmed plans to build a limited production run of Vanquish Zagato coupes. Just 99 wealthy owners will get the privilege to park one of these beauties in their garage, and each will be built to order. Deliveries are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017, so there may still be time to put in a request, should you have the mean...

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Prefer your supercars tailored rather than off the peg? Aston Martin might have just the thing.

To celebrate the firm’s diamond jubilee (it turns 60 in 2015), Aston is creating six special versions of the Vanquish called, catchily, the Aston Martin Works 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Vanquish.

This is the first, an open-...

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How refreshing... Despite protestations as to the startling dynamic benefits wrought by nigh-on undetectable engineering upgrades, model-year facelifts are, almost without exception, precisely that these days; a nose job with attendant bruising. Here on the 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish, however, we find exactly the opposite.

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With the BeoSound Vanquish, audio experts from Bang & Olufsen have designed a new soundscape to fit a vehicle that defines its class. The Aston Martin Vanquish is a super grand tourer and at the apex of its range. This is why Bang & Olufsen have given it an exceptional sound system custom designed with next generation amplifier technology to be more powerful and yet lighter than previous s...

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Aston Martin doesn’t change things for the sake of it. The core principal of its VH methodology is to improve what it already has: that’s how models such as the V8 Vantage evolved from OK into very able indeed. Now, with the Vanquish, we’ve another evolution, boasting ‘generation 4’ VH platform, full carbon fibre bodywork and a 77 per cent new AM11 V12 engine. It’s not ‘more new’ because, yes, Ast...

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Aston Martin has unveiled Vanquish Volante - a stunning new luxury sports car that brings the thrill of open top motoring to the super GT class.

Alongside its coupe sibling, launched to worldwide acclaim last autumn, the Vanquish Volante sits at the pinnacle of the luxury British car maker's sports car line-up.

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Vanquish II Carbon Black 2014 - 2015 aston martin vanquish carbon saver single pages.pdf English 1.2 MB 20
Vanquish II 2013 - 2014 aston martin int vanquish 2.pdf English 11.4 MB 43
Vanquish II 2013 - 2014 aston martin int vanquish volante.pdf English 1.1 MB 11
Vanquish II 2013 - 2014 aston martin int vanquish.pdf English 5.1 MB 39

Engines


Year Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
valves
2012 2014 AM11 gasoline 5 935 12 / Furcate 421 kW 620 Nm 48
2015 AM29 gasoline 5 935 12 / Furcate 424 kW 630 Nm 48

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2015 Aston Martin Vanquish II Carbon Black 5.9 (362 cui) V12

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Fuel gasoline. 7-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 5 935 ccm (362 cui), 12-cylinder, Furcate, AM29.

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Aston Martin Vanquish II Coupe
Centenary Edition
Q
Volante Neiman Marcus
Carbon Black
Volante
Works 60th Anniversary Edition
S
Zagato
Zagato Volante
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