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2019 Aston Martin Vanquish: More Performance, Less Luxury For British GT 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Vanquish, Scoops on 01 15th, 2018


The next Aston Martin Vanquish will signal a significant departure from its predecessors as it’s expected to become the company’s not only fastest model but one of the most performance-oriented grand tourers in its segment.

Aston Martin has taken prototypes of the next-gen Vanquish to colder climates for the necessary development work.

The British sports car maker wants the new Vanquish to become a direct rival of models like the Ferrari 812 Superfast, meaning that the new GT will focus less on luxury and more on hard-hitting performance.

This aggressive strategy is portrayed on the test cars which feature bigger air intakes, a prominent aero agenda that provides more downforce and a larger front grille than the one found in the DB11. The new Vanquish is expected to be powered by the same twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 with the DB11 but Aston Martin will tune it to produce closer to 700hp, instead of the DB11’s 600hp.

The rear end is expected to follow the design cues of the smaller Vantage, including a continuous LED strip for the taillights and a retractable rear spoiler.

Aston Martin is expected to launch the new Vanquish as soon as this September, with the official reveal to take place probably during the summer.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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Aston Martin’s Revival Spurred On By Successful 2017 5
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Vanquish, Aston Martin Vantage, Reports on 01 5th, 2018


Under the helm of Andy Palmer, Aston Martin’s revival continues with sales, deliveries, and revenues all rising throughout 2017.

Last year marked the carmaker’s highest selling 12 months in nine years, thanks largely to demand from North America, the UK, and China. A total of 5117 Aston Martins were sold in 2017, the first time a figure in excess of 5000 has been achieved since 2008.

The company has yet to provide a detailed breakdown of sales for all its models but reports “sell-out demand” for the DB11, limited-run Vanquish Zagato, and Vantage GT8.

Thanks to the 58 per cent year-on-year increase in detail sales, Aston’s wholesale supply rose by 38 per cent and the company expects at least £840 million ($1.13 billion) in revenues by the time it reports its full 2017 earnings in March.

“We continue to perform ahead of expectations, both in terms of financial performance and in meeting our targets for the DB11 and special vehicles,” Aston Martin president and chief executive Andy Palmer said.

“This strong sales performance shows that our Second Century transformation plan is building momentum. Phase Two of the programme will be largely completed in 2018 with the introduction of the Vanquish replacement and production of the new Vantage, contributing to continued sustainable profitability at Aston Martin.”

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One Of 99 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volantes Spotted In London 5
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, Zagato on 01 5th, 2018


It’s not often you get to see such a rare and expensive car sitting so nonchalantly in an alley, of all places, yet there’s why this Vanquish Zagato Volante was spotted.

The images were taken in London by ErikG_NL, showing the convertible version of the gorgeous Vanquish Zagato wearing a red, carbon fiber-infused exterior and a dual tone red and black leather interior.

Aston Martin first launched the car at Pebble Beach in 2016, where they also announced that they would only be making 99 units of the soft-top, the same limited number as the hardtop.

If you think this car isn’t exclusive or expensive enough, we’ll just point out that, a couple of weeks ago, a Swiss dealer put a Vanquish Zagato Volante up for sale and the asking price was roughly $1.5 million.

Aside from its bespoke design, the Vanquish Zagato Volante features a 5.9-liter naturally-aspirated V12 with 592 horses, which enable it to sprint from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds.

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Watch Out For Runaway Aston Martins! 25
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin DBS, aston martin rapide, Aston Martin Vanquish, Aston Martin Virage, NHTSA, Recalls on 12 25th, 2017


With so much power and performance capability on tap, you’d expect to see Aston Martins moving quickly. But you hope that when they do, they’re doing it on purpose.

That may not be the case, however, for a wide array of the British automaker’s twelve-cylinder models, which are being recalled for a rollaway risk.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall notice for certain DB9, DBS, Virage, Vanquish, and Rapide models – specifically those equipped with the six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission, which may not engage the Park function properly. So if their drivers haven’t applied the parking brake, they could roll away unexpectedly.

That could prove not only costly (given how much these vehicles typically sell for) but also rather dangerous. Fortunately, exotic as they are, the scope of the recall is relatively limited to just 3,493 vehicles (in the United States at least), and all they’ll need is a Transmission Control Module software update.

In the meantime, if you are (otherwise) fortunate enough to own a twelve-cylinder Aston, better make sure you put on the parking brake before hopping out. And if you see one moving with no one behind the wheel, make sure to get out of the way.

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Want An Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante? Bring $1.5 Million 23
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, used cars, Zagato on 12 23rd, 2017


Aston Martin has a long history with Zagato, and the Vanquish Zagato Volante is one of the latest fruits of this relationship, having been unveiled last summer at Pebble Beach.

The Swiss dealer that has it listed on Mobile is willing to let it go for €1,309,000, tax included, which equals to $1,553,680 at the current exchange rates.

This makes it almost twice as expensive as a new one bought straight from the manufacturer, but the British marque and the Italian coachbuilder will only make 99 examples open-top, or Volante in Aston-speak, of the Vanquish.

Looking at some of the vehicles that they have for sale reveals the Aston Martin GT8 as well, alongside several Ferraris, such as the 488 Spider, 812 Superfast, and GTC4Lusso.

Strangely, they’re also selling a car that has yet to be unveiled, namely the hardcore version of the 488, which they call the GTO Speziale and, in its description, mention that it has 700 PS, or 30 more than the normal 488. Do they know something that we don’t, or does something smell fishy?

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Yellow Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Is An $880k Piece Of Art 9
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, Galleries, used cars, Zagato on 12 9th, 2017


To our eyes, the Vanquish Zagato Coupe is the most beautiful car produced by Aston Martin in recent years. The British automaker built just 99 units of the Vanquish Zagato Coupe, which means its very exclusive and, since its launch, followed it up with a Zagato Volante, Speedster, and Shooting Brake.

In Europe, prices started at around €560,000 but we’ve just stumbled upon a used example with a €749,000 ($883,000 USD) sticker price. While technically it is “used”, it has just 43 miles (70 km) on the odo, which makes it practically brand new.

The seller, Kagan Assets, says that this Zagato is number 49 of 99 and images show that the bright Cosmopolitan Yellow exterior is contrasted by an almost all-black interior, with the exception of some small yellow accents.

Powering the Vanquish Zagato Coupe is a 6.0-liter naturally-aspirated V12 delivering 592 hp, resulting in a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of 3.5 seconds, so it certainly has the oomph to go with its looks. Granted, the price is quite steep, but more often than not that’s the case with limited-run supercars and buyers who get them only to sell them for a huge premium.

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Aston Martin’s Next Vanquish To Rival Ferrari 812 3
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Reports on 11 3rd, 2017


Aston Martin’s next-generation Vanquish will hit the market next year and according to company boss Andy Palmer, directly rival the Ferrari 812 Superfast.

Development of the new Vanquish has been ongoing for a number of months and is in its final stages. Discussing the car with Autocar, Palmer described it as “bloody good.” To rival the Ferrari 812, it better be incredibly good.

Sitting at the heart of the Vanquish will be the brand’s familiar 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine. However, power will have to increase substantially over the 600 hp offered by the DB11. In fact, if Aston wants the Vanquish to rival the Ferrari in terms of performance, the V12 will almost certainly have to deliver over 700 hp.

“The majority of product investment [for Vanquish] is finished. What’s left is preparation of manufacturing the car rather than preparation of the car itself. We are making more prototypes to make sure we’ve got production ready to go,” Palmer revealed.

Although the new Vanquish will be underpinned by the same platform as the DB11, Aston Martin will make it significantly faster through turns thanks to added downforce and overhauled suspension.

Until deliveries of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar commence, the Vanquish will be the marque’s range-topping vehicle.

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Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate Is A Final Farewell 1
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, new cars on 11 1st, 2017


As the Aston Martin Vanquish enters the final phase of its production life, the British marque has unveiled a limited-edition model, dubbed the Vanquish S Ultimate.
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Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate Is A Final Farewell 1
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, new cars on 11 1st, 2017


As the Aston Martin Vanquish enters the final phase of its production life, the British marque has unveiled a limited-edition model, dubbed the Vanquish S Ultimate.
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Tom Brady Puts His Name On The Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante 27
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, celebrities, new cars on 10 27th, 2017


Detailing new Zagato models earlier this week has fueled Aston Martin's desire for even more limited edition models, as their latest work wears the signature of NFL star Tom Brady.
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Aston Martin Previews $360k Vanquish S Volante Tom Brady Signature Edition 27
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, celebrities, new cars on 10 27th, 2017


Aston Martin’s partnership with Tom Brady has spawned a limited edition of the Vanquish S Volante, dubbed the Tom Brady Signature Edition.
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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake Coming Next Year In 99 Examples 23
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, new cars, Zagato on 10 23rd, 2017


Aston Martin revealed in full the new Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake, the third fourth member of the growing Vanquish Zagato family.
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Aston Martin Vanquish Prototype Looks Like A DB11 On Steroids 17
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Vanquish, Scoops on 10 17th, 2017


An Aston Martin Vanquish prototype has been spied undergoing testing near the Nürburgring.
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Next Aston Martin Vanquish Could Venture Into Ferrari Territory 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, Aston Martin Videos, Reports, video on 09 8th, 2017


A mysterious Aston Martin prototype was recently spotted on the Nürburgring and now we're starting to learn more about the model.
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Take The Mound And Bid On Pedro Martinez’s Aston Vanquish For Charity 17
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Vanquish, auction, celebrities on 08 17th, 2017


See this Aston Martin? It's a 2003 V12 Vanquish roadster. Now you might be thinking, “but Aston Martin didn't make a convertible version of the old Vanquish,” and you'd be right. But that's the least of what makes this car special.
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