The Aston Martin Vanquish is a beautiful work of art. It enthralls the eyes, captivates your ears, and is stimulating to the touch. It’s one of the most impressive grand touring cars in the world.
While the look and feel of the Vanquish is much like that of the DB9 GT Aston’s top grand tourer is more premium than the brand’s most recognizable model. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic instead of a six-speed, it uses carbon fiber for the body and parts of the structure, and the Vanquish comes with more equipment and higher-line materials.
The carbon fiber body shell allows Aston Martin to extract more dramatic creases than would be possible with stamped metal. The sharp character line that flows from the side gills to the doors and the one-piece trunk-lid/wing spoiler are prime examples of this tech-enabled display of muscular, sculpted design. The carbon fiber body, is the work of Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman and it draws heavily from another one of Reichman’s designs — the million-dollar Aston Martin One-77 hypercar. The Vanquish, however, is latest and perhaps the final interpretation of the design language which originated in 1993 with the DB7 by former Aston designer Ian Callum.