Aston Martin reveals 600hp Vanquish S

New GT also offers improved aero and handling.

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Aston Martin has unveiled the latest version of its Vanquish S, adding more power and improved handling.

Described by its creators as the brand’s ‘ultimate Super GT’, the new Vanquish S gains a 26hp power boost to its 6-litre V12 engine, that now produces 600hp. Throttle response is improved by a revised intake system with larger intake manifolds. The eight-speed Touchtronic III auto-manual transmission is also revised to make the best of the extra potency, promising swifter shifts and more refinement at lower speeds.

Suspension revisions concentrate on the specifications of the damper internals, spring rates and anti-roll bar bushes, all of which have been revised, while the exterior gains a new aerodynamic package, the front splitter and rear diffuser finished in carbon fibre. Quad exhaust tailpipes add a more aggressive look to the car’s rear.

Additions to the options package include carbon fibre bonnet louvres, forged five-spoke diamond turned wheels and a choice of painted graphics packs. Inside owners can specify a quilted design dubbed ‘Filograph’ on the Bridge of Weir Caithness leather, as well as a fascia panel in carbon fibre.

According to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, the second-generation Vanquish S takes the model line a step further from the Vanquish while distinguishing itself from the latest DB11. “A spectacular machine in every sense, the Vanquish S is a magnificent addition to our range,” Palmer says.

The Vanquish S will be available in both Coupe and Volante convertible versions at prices starting from £199,950 and the first cars are expected on UK roads in December.


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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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