The Vanquish is the first in a new generation of Aston Martins, so the exterior and interior have been completely redesigned. “Aston Martin is all about evolving something until it’s perfect,” said design director Marek Reichman.
The 6.0-litre V12 engine has a new block, variable valve timing and a larger intake manifold. The result is 565bhp and a 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds – 55bhp more and two tenths faster than the DBS.
To sharpen the handling, the engine is lowered by 19mm, the six-speed ZF gearbox has been recalibrated for 37 per cent faster shifts in Sport mode, while the steering rack has a quicker ratio of 15:1.
The new Vanquish is priced at £189,995, with first deliveries due to reach customers early next year.