2013 Aston Martin Vanquish is something special
THIS week I will be featuring this absolutely stunning 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish.
Coated in one of the best colours available for the car, this beast is equipped with a 6.0-litre, 48 valve 12-cylinder engine which is able to produce up to 421kW (565hp) at 6750 rpm and 620Nm of torque (457 lb-ft of torque) at 5500rpm.
The engine is in fact the most powerful Aston Martin GT production engine ever created, and it is also featured in the 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S.
Connected to this engine is a mid-rear mounted six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission, which sends the power through a limited slip rear differential and then to the rear wheels. Behind the steering wheel you will also find a pair of leather paddles to manually shift the gearbox.
This allows the Vanquish to launch from 0-100 kilometres per hour in a mighty 4.1 seconds, and it is able to keep accelerating to achieve a top speed of 295 kilometres per hour (183 miles per hour). All of this in a car with a nicely sized boot and two rear seats!
The Vanquish was designed to replace the out-dated Aston Martin DBS, which was first launched way back in 2007. It's not just a minor facelift like some new models; it features an all-new body, transmission, engine and all! The only relation is the Aston Martin Wings found throughout the car.
The Vanquish name badge has been revived from the original V12 Vanquish/S that was in production from 2001 all the way up until 2007 when it was replaced by the DBS.
The original Vanquish was hailed as one of the greatest supercars of its time, and it was a massive gamble from Aston Martin to bring back the name from the dead … but it certainly paid off.
Some other features that this particular model is equipped with includes 20-spoke forged wheels wrapped in performance tyres, a small rear spoiler, double-wishbone front and rear suspension, four-wheel ABS as well as traction and stability control, a full carbon fibre body, xenon headlights, emergency braking assist, carbon fibre side strakes, a leather interior, and much more.
You can currently purchase this exact 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish from EuroMarque Brisbane for $439,990 drive-away.
Jesse See is a teenage car enthusiast. His blogs and website can be found at www.jessesee.com