Aston Martin has unveiled its latest car after several weeks of intense hype: the 2013 Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish.
The vehicle may well be their classiest and arguably most modern vehicle to date, incorporating a classic look with some of the best innovations technology has to offer.
The Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish replaces the older DBS, which in turn replaced the first-generation Vanquish that was launched in 2001 and remained at the top for quite sometime. The new AM 310 is a resurrection of the nameplate and differentiates itself from the DBS (and the DB9) not only in name, but in how it works.
The Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish is a significant upgrade of the VH architecture, offering carbon fiber-constructed body panels hung on an aluminum monocoque. The new platform is 25% stiffer than the DBS in terms of torsion and offers a lower, and much lighter front-end structure, allowing the car to take on higher speeds in far less time. The new improvements reduce the car’s overall weight by a whopping 120lbs.
The Vanquish carries a 5.9-liter 12-cylinder engine that produces 565hp at 6750rpm, around 45hp faster than the older DBS. Crucially improved is the maximum torque, which is up to 457lb-ft at 5750rpm from 420lb-ft.
Retaining Aston’s characteristic shape, the new AM 310 Vanquish is set to become the company’s flagship vehicle and should remain so for at least a few years. It’s priced at $279,995 as a baseline, and a convertible version is soon to follow.
Source: Aston Martin