Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
Imagine that it’s Spring of 2013 and you are experiencing delivery of your new 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish.…holding the crystal key in your excited hand!!
As you can see from the photos, the Aston Martin is an absolutely gorgeous, sexy, awe-inspiring vehicle with a renowned reputation for its combination of performance and luxury, which results in intense driving experiences. One can comprehend why James Bond chooses an Aston…
The Vanquish has been designed for the senses. Its upgraded power plant is a naturally-aspirated, 6.0 liter V12, pumping out a ferocious 563 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque, that propels its passengers from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, up to 183 mph (if you choose). Its monstrous exhaust note; while not for the faint of heart, is music to the ears!
This model is equipped with the “Touchtronic”, six-speed automatic transmission consisting of a dual clutch, electronically-controlled shifting system, allowing the driver to choose non-participatory gear changes or well-engineered, paddle shifting options. The Vanquish, which replaces the DBS, is among the first Aston Martins to offer electronic launch control.
While on the subject of stimulated auditory senses, it is important to mention the Bang & Olufsen 1000W BeoSound. This 15 speaker system has been developed exclusively for the Aston Martin and is physically and acoustically matched to the vehicle dimensions.
“While the visual aluminum elements match seamlessly with the dynamic lines and curves of the vehicles, the sound performance has been designed to the exact dimensions of the interior. The look and feel of the sound system is a perfect reflection of the Aston Martin ethos of Power, Beauty and Soul”1
As expected, the interior of the Aston Martin is a rolling concert hall albeit much more sophisticated with its rich Obsidian leather, matching piping on the seats, doors and dash, and the soft Alcantara trim. The dashboard was a plethora of buttons, dials and controls for your every need. From the Garmin-designed navigation, to the critical indicators for the driver, the Vanquish will leave you wanting for nothing; except an open road, sans speed limits.
At the base sticker of $279,995, this experience is not for all. For those who can, and do appreciate this excitement, “Enjoy and be safe”.
“Mr. Bond, see you at the next tollbooth!”