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New Aston Martin Vanquish

14 August 2012

Aston Martin have launched its new 183mph flagship supercar - the Vanquish.

Built at the firm’s Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire and priced from £189,995, the second generation Vanquish is on sale now for delivery in ‘late 2012’.

Powered by a 6.0 litre V12 engine developing 565 brake horse power, the two-door ‘2 plus 2’ seater coupe accelerates 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds – a fraction faster than the Bentley - but has a lower top speed. It has a six speed automatic gear box with F1 paddles for manual override.

Aston Martin said the new Vanquish is the firm’s ‘most potent production model yet’ and is ‘outmuscled only by the strictly limited edition £1.2million One-77 supercar’.

Luxury and technical touches include a lightweight but super-strong aluminium, magnesium and carbon-fibre composite body; carbon-fibre ‘skirt’ trim, 20 inch alloy wheels, full-grain leather interior with alcantara headlining, titanium meshes on bonnet and side-strakes.

Aston Martin’s design director Marek Reichman said: ‘There are no restrictions on form or shape when using carbon fibre.’

Aston Martin chief executive Dr Ulrich Bez said: ‘The Vanquish is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin design ethos, engineering innovation and technical ability.

'It offers luxurious, continent-crossing capability and pure driving excitement without compromise.
‘I believe the car unveiled today once again puts this great British brand at the top of its class.
'It also represents the perfect way to signal the beginning of our centenary celebrations next year.’

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