Faster, Smoother, and Sexier: Inside the New Aston Martin Vanquish S
It must be hard being the first or the middle child. Just think about it, you’re the presumed
On paper, there was nothing wrong with the Vanquish platform, currently
Which brings us to the new 2017 Vanquish S, considered Aston Martin’s top-of-the-line grand tourer, or GT. Though it shares the same naturally aspirated engine as its stable mates, its
A key component in the increased performance is the revised eight-speed Touchtronic III automatic transmission, which has been recalibrated for smoother, quicker, and more precise gear changes. Likewise, the suspension components have also been re-tuned for the S model, giving the car a sportier feel with better handling.
Filograph leather for the refined interiors; and the controls are housed in a carbon fiber panel.
The Vanquish S does share a few aesthetic characteristics with its siblings, but it has a few unique features that bring it a notch above the rest. Most distinctive is the new aerodynamic package, which features a restyled front spoiler and rear diffuser crafted from exposed carbon
The same material contributes to the Vanquish S’s aggressive styling.
The second-generation Vanquish S appears to be a worthy successor to the original, produced in limited numbers from 2004 to 2007 at Aston Martin’s now-shuttered Newport Pagnell facility in the United Kingdom. Reportedly, only 1086 units of the first Vanquish S were ever built. In terms of collectability, where the all-new Vanquish S will stand in the coming years is still up in the air. But if past classic Aston Martin sales are any indication, snap one up now if you can. In December 2015, a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato sold for $14,300,000 at auction. When purchased new at the showroom, the car originally cost $12,555; now that’s a generous return on investment if you ask me.
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