Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish Officially Unveiled
Aston Martin has officially unveiled the new DBS replacement called the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish. The Vanquish was built to celebrate the marque’s centenary next year, a concept version of which was recently rolled out at the 2012 Concorsa d’Eleganza in Italy. The AM 310 Vanquish will become Aston Martin’s flagship model as all One-77 models are now sold out and sales of DBS are coming to an end. “Sitting proudly at the pinnacle of the luxury British car maker’s sports car line-up, this breath-taking new super grand tourer represents the zenith of current Aston Martin design and engineering,” Aston Marin said in a statement. “Vanquish points to an exciting and confident future for the historic brand.”
The new AM 310 comprises new design elements as well as old classic elements of Aston Martin. The new model also features the company’s next-generation VH architecture that employs bonded aluminum and carbon-fiber. The car features a body comprised of aluminium, magnesium alloy, a titanium bonnet, aluminium front grille, a carbon-fiber splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser. The styling has been influenced by both the Aston Martin One-77 supercar and AM 310 concept car. It also features elongated side strakes, LED rear taillights and new ‘Aero Duct’ rear spoiler also made from carbon fiber. Weight on the new Vanquish has been cut down with the use of carbon fiber panels while the torsion rigidity has improved by 25 percent.
The model is powered by a 6.0-L V12 engine which produces 565 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a rear-mid mounted, six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic/sequential manual gearbox. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 183 mph. Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said, “This is the latest incarnation of everything we know, informed and developed from One-77. It is the ultimate Super Grand Tourer – confident and assured – and is the newest representation of Power, Beauty and Soul.”