2012 Aston Martin Vanquish Officially Revealed

Official photos of the all-new 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish have finally surfaced. Lighter, sleeker and more elegant than its predecessor, the new Vanquish features a six-litre V12 engine under the hood. Power output is expected to be 573 horsepower and no less than 620 Nm of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission sends the power to the rear wheels.

Tipping the scale at 1,739 kg, the large British grand tourer sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds and continues on to an electronically limited top speed of 300 km/h.

First appeared as the Project AM310 Concept at the Concorso D’Eleganza at Villa D’Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, the 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish are expected to hit showrooms in Europe in late 2012 with a price tag starting from 250,000 Euros.

2012 Aston Martin Vanquish Specification

Body

  • Two-door coupe
  • VH-bonded aluminum and carbon fibre structure
  • Side impact protection in doors made of extruded aluminum
  • Bi-Xenon headlights

Transmission

  • 6-speed automatic transmission “Touchtronic 2” mid-mounted with electronic “shift-by-wire” control via steering wheel controls
  • Carbon-fiber driveshaft in light alloy housing
  • Limited slip differential

Engine

  • V12 engine (5935 cc), 48-valves, variable camshaft adjustment
  • Compression ratio 11.0:1
  • Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
  • Six three-way catalysts
  • Maximum power: 573 hp at 6750 1/min
  • Max torque: 620 Nm at 5500 1/min
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in 4.1 seconds
  • Maximum speed: 300 km / h

Brakes

  • Front: Ventilated carbon-ceramic brake discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston calipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic Brake Assist (EBA)

Features

  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Traction control
  • Launch Control

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