Aston Martin Vanquish: Revival of Iconic Name with Powerful Upgrades

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Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin Vanquish

The evolution of the Project AM310 Concept marked a pivotal moment for Aston Martin, transitioning from a DB9-based show car to the acclaimed second-generation Vanquish in 2012. Four years later, in 2016, Aston Martin reintroduced the Vanquish S, enhancing its dynamic performance and allure.

Despite its advancements, the Vanquish S faced challenges in meeting sales targets, prompting Aston Martin to reassess its role within the model hierarchy. Introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Vanquish Vision Concept showcased a mid-engine supercar concept with a V6 engine.

Unfortunately, Aston Martin canceled the project in December 2023 due to financial constraints and a strategic shift under Lawrence Stroll’s leadership to prioritize enhancing existing models. Despite setbacks, Aston Martin has resurrected the Vanquish name as the successor to the DBS Superleggera.

Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin Vanquish

Recently spotted testing near the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany, the new Vanquish bears a resemblance to the V8-powered Aston Martin DB12. However, closer inspection reveals design enhancements, including a larger front grille and enhanced aerodynamics.

Under the hood, the Vanquish boasts a new V12 engine, teased by Aston Martin in May 2024, although specifics regarding its novelty compared to previous models remain undisclosed. However, Aston Martin confirmed impressive performance figures: 824 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, challenging competitors like Ferrari’s naturally aspirated 12-cylinder offerings.

Expected to debut during the Monterey Car Week in August 2024, the new Vanquish positions itself as Aston Martin’s driver-oriented flagship, following the V12-powered Valkyrie and V8-powered Valhalla hypercars in performance. Additionally, Lawrence Stroll hinted at hybrid assistance for the brand’s twin-turbo V12 engines, ensuring their relevance beyond 2030.


By Park-Shin Jung

I am Park-Shin Jung. I am a professional content writer for cars.

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