Vanquish Thy Enemy, Only $299,000

vanquish thy enemy only 299 000

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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  • Tjh8402 Tjh8402 on Jun 20, 2012

    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.

  • El scotto El scotto on Jun 20, 2012

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

  • Kurkosdr Someone should tell the Alfa Romeo people that they are a badge owned by a French company now.The main reason PSA bought FiatChrysler is that PSA has the technology to enter the luxury market but customers don't want a French luxury car for psychological/mindshare reasons. FiatChrysler has the opposite problem: they have lots of still-respected brands but not always the technology to make good cars. Not to say that if FCA has a good platform, it won't be used in a PSA car.In other words, if those Alfa Romeo buds think that they will remain a silo with their own bespoke platforms and exclusive sheet metal, they are in for a shock. This is just the start.
  • Arthur Dailey For the Hornet less expensive interior materials/finishings, decontent just a little, build it in North America and sell it for less and everyone should be happy with both the Dodge and the Alfa.
  • Bunkie I so wanted to love this car back in the day. At the time I owned a GT6+ and I was looking for something more modern. But, as they say, this car had *issues*. The first of which was the very high price premium for the V8. It was a several thousand dollar premium over the TR-7. The second was the absolutely awful fuel economy. That put me off the car and I bought a new RX-7 which, despite the thirsty rotary, still got better mileage and didn’t require premium fuel. I guess I wasn’t the only one who had this reaction because, two years later, I test-drove a leftover that had a $2,000 price cut. I don’t remember being impressed, the RX-7 had spoiled me with how easy it was to own. The TR-8 didn’t feel quick to me and it felt heavy. The first-gen RX was more in line with the idea of a light car that punched above its weight. I parted ways with both the GT6+ and the RX7 and, to this day, I miss them both.
  • Fred Where you going to build it? Even in Texas near Cat Springs they wanted to put up a country club for sport cars. People complained, mostly rich people who had weekend hobby farms. They said the noise would scare their cows. So they ended up in Dickinson, where they were more eager for development of any kind.
  • MaintenanceCosts I like the styling of this car inside and out, but not any of the powertrains. Give it the 4xe powertrain - or, better yet, a version of that powertrain with the 6-cylinder Hurricane - and I'd be very interested.