Aston Martin has just unveiled the all-new 2013 AM 310 Vanquish. This supercar features a revamped 6.0L V12 engine that produces 565bhp and 457 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automated manual transmission. It goes from 0-62mph in a quick 4.1-seconds and has a top speed of 183mph. Expect to shell out $297,893USD for the base model when it hits later this year. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
Still, it’s no runner-up in the tech stakes; every single panel on the Vanquish is made from carbon fibre, and AM’s ‘Vertical Horizontal’ (VH) aluminium architecture has been re-engineered to be 25 per cent stiffer than the DBS. The front has also been redesigned (to allow for that engine lowering) and is now 13 per cent lighter than the DBS.
And for the first time on an Aston, there’s a proper motorsport-derived Launch Control system too. There’s also stability control, torque control and adaptive damping (normal, sport and track), and as is the protocol for such cars these days, it clocked up thousands of hardened testing miles at the N�rburgring before being signed off.