Beauty and power combine with 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish
HERE is a beautiful brand-new 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish which was spotted at the Sovereign Island Boat Show on the Gold Coast.
This stunning British automobile is equipped with a 6.0-litre, 48-valve naturally aspirated 12-cylinder engine which can produce up to 416 kilowatts (565 horsepower) at 6750 rpm and 620 Newton metres of torque (457 pound-feet of torque) at 5500 rpm.
This makes this new Vanquish the second most powerful Aston Martin ever made, behind the 750 horsepower One-77.
Also, this means that this model has 40 kilowatts (55 horsepower) more than the previous Aston Martin DBS.
Mated to the engine is a six-speed automated-manual transmission which sends all the power to the rear wheels. Behind the steering wheel you will find shifting paddles that allow you to manual shift this Vanquish.
Also, this particular Aston Martin has a kerb weight of about 1746 kilograms (3850 pounds).
This allows the 2013 Vanquish to launch from 0-100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour) in just over four seconds, and it will keep accelerating until it reaches its top speed of 295 kilometres per hour (183 miles per hour).
The first generation of the Aston Martin Vanquish was unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show and continued production until 2005. It was introduced as a successor to the aging Virage range, and was a great success.
The Vanquish was then featured as the official James Bond car in the film Die Another Day. Later in it's life, Aston then replaced the V12 Vanquish with the Vanquish S, and this model featured more power and torque.
They then released this new Vanquish as the Project AM330 Concept in mid-2012, and since it was extremely popular they then released it later that year as the new Vanquish.
Some other features that this particular Aston is equipped with includes 20-inch, 20-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P ZERO performance tires, speed sensitive wipers, double-wishbone front and rear suspension, a front and rear stabiliser bar, four-wheel ABS as well as traction and stability control, electronic brake force distribution and emergency braking assist, an engine immobiliser, a red leather interior with front sport seats, Bang & Olufsen speakers and much more.
You can currently buy a brand-new 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish from you local Aston Martin dealer for about $560,000.
Jesse See is a teenage car enthusiast. His blogs and website can be found at www.jessesee.com