By on June 20, 2012

If you are seeking to conquer, subjugate, crush, annihilate, subdue, rout, defeat thy enemy on track, or, preferably, Autobahn, then collect all your pennies and buy the car that is synonymous for all that vehicular domination: The Aston Martin Vanquish, the car formerly known to a high net-worth clientele as the AM310. Yesterday, the Kuwaiti-held purveyor of handmade super cars finally unveiled its new flagship.

Powered by a 6 liter V12 engine, the car is said to be good for 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph / 295 km/h.

For the price ($299,000 base) one would expect speeds beyond 300 km/h to assure reliable vanquishification, but I guess you can’t have everything. The body is made from bonded aluminum with snazzy carbon fiber body panels. More specs are here.

Deliveries will commence in late 2012 in Europe.

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8 Comments on “Vanquish Thy Enemy, Only $299,000...”


  • avatar
    MrWhopee

    Drat, only had one penny… ;P

  • avatar
    philadlj

    I know, it’s an Aston, and speed is not job one, but for a flagship called “Vanquish” to not break the 4-second ceiling or even the 190-mph ceiling…kinda weak sauce if you ask me. Of course, its looks more than make up for those “performance shortcomings”.

  • avatar

    It’s not nearly as Vanquish-y as the old Newport Pagnell-built Vanquish S, despite a higher horsepower rating. Aston is my favorite marque, but this thing is really just yet another overwrought DB9 rehash, and I wonder when and how they’ll get past that. They need a big partner again badly.

  • avatar
    Davekaybsc

    Once again, Aston’s “mighty V12″ comes up short. The Italians offer more horses in their ENTRY LEVEL super cars, with two less cylinders in the Gallardo, and four less in the 458.

    You’d better hope thy enemy isn’t driving Ferrari’s new F12 Berlinetta, or you’re gonna lose. Badly.

  • avatar
    gottacook

    If I had to have an Aston, I would take the Vanquish Mk I over this overwrought design in a minute.

  • avatar
    tjh8402

    That it is slower than the original Vanquish is baffling considering the supposed march of progress and the fact that it is more powerful. On the other hand, the noise, oh the noise…god bless Aston Martin for sticking with the normally aspirated V-12. Personally, I’d probably go for a V-12 Vantage with a proper manual and pay whatever they asked to get them to bump the engine up to this specification.

  • avatar
    el scotto

    Unobtanium for us mere mortals. For 300k it better need mortgage insurance. Glad they make cars like this to inspire lust in gear heads.


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