Powered by a "significantly revised" naturally aspirated 6 litre V12 petrol engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, the new car offers a power peak of 565 bhp (573 PS).
Designed and hand-built at Aston Martin’s global headquarters at Gaydon in Warwickshire, UK, the new Vanquish, available as a 2+2 or 2+0. Its design is inspired by the One-77 supercar, as well as the original Vanquish.
Each body panel on the car is constructed from carbon fibre because of its high strength-to-weight ratio and flexibility of form. This reduces mass and means that fewer individual body panels are required. For instance, the panel gap on the C-pillar joint is no longer necessary.
Priced from £189 995, first deliveries of the car are expected to begin in the UK and Continental Europe late in 2012.
“The Aston Martin range is stronger now than at any time in our 99-year history," says Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez.
"The new Vanquish represents the perfect way to signal the beginning of our centenary celebrations next year.”
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