Aston Martin Vanquish London Debut

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 01:30
Aston Martin revealed the new Vanquish for the first time to the public during a star-studded event at the London Film Museum, Covent Garden. The car had made a quick stop at the Goodwood FoS before this, but this was a full exposure in an exclusive event. An exclusive invited audience of more than 500 Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts mingled with screen and TV stars, society guests and a host of other influential visitors as Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez formally unveiled the new super grand tourer. Vanquish is a new Aston Martin featuring the next generation of the VH architecture as well as a significantly upgraded 6.0-litre V12 engine boasting 573 PS and 620 Nm of torque. Capable of a 0-62 mph time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph, the Vanquish claims a place firmly in supercar territory. Although for the privilege of owning one you have to spend £189,995 minimum! Aston press release: The official debut of the Vanquish came just days after its ‘sneak preview’ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where eagle-eyed sports car connoisseurs will have glimpsed the new V12 coupe completing a handful of suitably swift runs up the famous Goodwood hill. Guests at last night’s London event enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to get far closer to Aston Martin’s latest flagship as a brace of Vanquish models, together with a unique ‘cutaway’ display showcasing the car’s remarkable carbon fibre skin, took star billing. Aston Martin C.E.O. Dr Ulrich Bez said: “I am very happy to unveil our exceptional new supercar here in London. “As Aston Martin is in its 100th year and prepares for the 100th birthday of the brand in January next year, the debut of this new super grand tourer means we can look forward to the next century with confidence and real excitement.” He added: “I’m very proud of the new Vanquish, and my team that have worked tirelessly to perfect it, and I’m convinced that it will quickly become one of the most sought-after and admired cars on the road.”   

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