After a five-year absence, the Aston Martin Vanquish has returned. However, its arrival as a 2014 model, means the end for the DBS, as the fresh new coupe will replace the outgoing vehicle.
The new Vanquish starts with an all-aluminum monocoque chassis that the automaker calls its “Generation 4 VH” platform. Affixed to the lightweight framework is an aluminum, magnesium alloy and composite body, every single body panel is now carbon-fiber. Compared to its DBS predecessor, Aston Martin claims the new structure is lighter and 25-percent more rigid.
In terms of performance, Aston Martin quotes 0 to 60 mph in just under four seconds with a top speed of 183 mph. With the base price of $279,995, the Vanquish is offered in both 2+0 and 2+2 configurations, but the standard two-seater configuration is highly recommended.
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