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Aston Martin unwraps final edition of current Vanquish – the Vanquish S Ultimate

Soon, the current generation of the Aston Martin Vanquish will be reaching the end of the road, with the British automaker expected to reveal the next evolution of the flagship grand tourer sometime next year. But before it does, Aston Martin is revealing what is believed as the very final expression of the current Vanquish – the new Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate.

According to Aston Martin, the Vanquish S Ultimate will be available to global clients in just 175 examples. For those who want to a get a piece of the final edition of the Vanquish, Aston Martin is now accepting orders for this version. Customers are expected to receive their new Vanquish S Ultimate as early as Spring 2018.

Serving as the core of the Vanquish S Ultimate S edition is the same engine that powers the regular Vanquish S – a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 mill that delivers 595 bhp of max output as paired to an eight-speed Touchtronic III automatic transmission. It also gets three-stage adaptive damping and carbon ceramic brakes.

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake shows new angles in fresh images

Aston Martin has finally released some new images of its Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. We have to say that it’s one fine vehicle and it’s difficult to tear our eyes away from it. Why you ask? Well, the two-door wagon with double bubble roof is perhaps the most impressive derivative from the entire Vanquish- Zagato collection which consists of the Vanquish Zagato Speedster, the Vanquish Zagato Volante and the Vanquish Zagato Coupe.

The foursome in fact will only be limited to a total of 325 examples, leaving the Shooting Brake as the most practical choice among all of them. With only 99 examples slated for production, the limited-edition Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake will surely be a rare sight to behold. However, it won’t be as uncommon as the Speedster with only 28 units. That leaves the Coupe and Volante models with 99 examples each.

Like the rest of its siblings, the Shooting Brake will be based on the Vanquish S that packs a 580hp naturally aspirated V12 powertrain, a fine-tuned adaptive suspension and a host of carbonfiber components for the body panels. In order to maintain its famous shape with elongated roofline that flows seamlessly down to the windshield, the grand tourer is only a two-seater, two-door variant. Nevertheless, the Shooting Brake comes equipped with an electrically operated tailgate with spacious rear compartment with even a luggage set to match. Its basic features already include the latest underpinnings from the Vanquish S such as the improved hydraulic steering, thicker anti roll bars, revised dampers as well as the Vanquish S’ retuned spring rates.

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato gets two more variants: speedster and shooting brake

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato makes its debut with a total of four variations including the Speedster and the Shooting Brake trims. As part of the limited edition model, the company will only produce 28 units of the Speedster and 99 examples of the Shooting Brake, alongside the 99 Coupes and another 99 examples of the Volante.

By looking at the Speedster, it seems more aggressive than the Volante with the nacelle found behind the seats. A lot of the body panels are made of carbon fiber to keep the weight down. The nacelle might remind you of Zagato's double-bubble roof that had been twisted. Sadly, all these are very limited, and it is too late if you still plan to get one as they have all been sold out already, and deliveries will begin in 2018. Don't you think that Aston Martin should have built more examples considering the fact that they have already mastered automotive styling?

There are not a lot of photos and details regarding the Shooting Brake variant, but this one tells us that it has an extended roof that goes all the way to the tail. Supposedly, it features double-bubble contour and glass inlays that naturally let the light in the cockpit. On the inside, it will be given a bronze finish on the interior controls and on the upholstery. The two-seater also gets a tailored luggage set mounted at the back, but owners can have access to it from the tailgate. The Shooting Brake will only be hitting the production line in 2018.

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Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows pays homage to British Royal Airforce

Aston Martin could make a good aircraft designer if not for the dedication it has for building its automobiles. Their aviation-themed cars are quite remarkable – stunning limited editions with a characteristic that adds to its exotic appeal. The Vantage S Blades Edition, sporting a livery design inspired by the tri-colored planes of The Blades aerobatic team, and the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 edition, with its Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane-inspired design, have proven that cars can be “fly”.

This time, Aston Martin is adding yet another limited-edition aviation-themed car in its artillery – the Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows. This Vanquish S based coupe is named after the Red Arrows, the British Royal Airforce’s own aerobatic unit, and is definitely a sight to behold.

The Vanquish S Red Arrows is dressed in “Eclat Red”, taking inspiration from the Hawk trainer aircraft used by the said aerobatic unit. A contrast to its predominantly red body is its exposed carbon fiber roof that features a “charge” detail similar to that of the fast jet’s canopy design. Limited to only 10 units, each of the Vanquish S Red Arrows is also bestowed with a unique Union Jack enamel wing badge to further emphasize its exclusivity.

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The Aston Martin Vanquish hasn’t changed much since it was unveiled in 2012. Until today, its elegant and athletic design continues to be a stunning head-turner. In fact, if you are new to the Aston Martin brand, you wouldn’t think that this form is nearly five years old. A year later in 2013, Aston Martin revealed the Volante or the convertible version of the Aston Martin Vanquish.

Now, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is receiving an “S” designation, which means that the latest model – the Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante – will be much superior in terms of performance, thanks to a number of improvements made.

As it is, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is already a powerful being. Its core is an all alloy quad overhead cam 48-valve 6.0-liter V12 front mid-mounted engine that sends 424 kW (568 bhp or 576 PS) of max output at 6,650 rpm and 630 Nm (465 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available at 5,500 rpm. With this power level, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and from nil to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds. Top speed of the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is set at 197 mph (317 km/h).

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Earlier this year, Aston Martin wowed the world with a stunning concept car – the Vanquish Zagato. The concept made its first appearance in May during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy. It is another one of Aston Martin’s collaboration projects with Zagato that is seen to be at par with the beauty that was the 1960 DB4 GT. It is distinctly Zagato but it comes with certain flourishes that make it even more remarkable.

The Vanquish Zagato comes with a trademark double-bubble roof and a very imposing front grille that adds to its unique Zagato styling. It also comes with quad exhausts that help us hear the roar of its 5.9-liter V12 engine better. The Vanquish Zagato can make up to 600 horsepower, making it 27 horsepower more awesome than the regular Vanquish. To make the car even more special, it comes with supportive leather seats embellished with a unique “Z” quilting pattern.

Not long after the British luxury car manufacturer introduced the hardtop Vanquish Zagato, the automaker has once again made an appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with another showstopper. Aston Martin once again wowed the crowd with an even more stunning masterpiece, the Vanquish Zagato Volante – a convertible version of the hardtop Vanquish Zagato.

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Aston Martin has unveiled a limited edition car that marks its long-standing collaboration with Zagato design house of Italy. Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe was an offshoot of the Vanquish Zagato Concept shown at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como, Italy in May 2016. Due to incessant customer demand, Aston Martin decided to produce, albeit in a limited manner, just 99 examples of the car at its facility in Gaydon, England.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato marks the fifth fruit of the Aston-Martin-Zagato partnership that commenced with the elegantly muscular DB4 GT Zagato racing car of 1960. Nearly three decades later, the partners launched another vehicle, the V8 Vantage Zagato in 1986. It was followed by the 2002 DB7 Vantage Zagato and the V12 Vantage Zagato unveiled in 2011. All of these cars are a fusion between Zagato's signature design language born from years of experience in creating luxury sports cars, and Aston Martin's dynamic capabilities and material attributes.

The latest product of this partnership, the Vanquish Zagato does not only reveal Aston Martin's bespoke luxury but also its superb sporting ability. The core of this beastly beauty is Aston Martin's uprated 6.0L V12 powertrain that offers 600PS, allowing the Vanquish Zagato to sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. This monstrous performance is complemented by a distinct suspension setup designed to deliver a GT experience exclusive to the Vanquish Zagato model.

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Aston Martin together with their longtime Italian partner for design Zagato are proclaiming their fifth and latest collaborative exhibition vehicle, the Vanquish Zagato Concept, which was ceremonially launched on May 21-22 2016 at the illustrious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Lake Como, Italy.

The British automotive and Italian design companies have worked together on previous cars over a period of more than 50 years. The Vanquish Zagato Concept continues this combination of Aston Martin's heralded performance car engineering and technology with Zagato's standout aesthetic philosophy.

All of their previous cars, beginning with the legendary 1960 DB4 GT Zagato on to the 2011 V12 Vantage Zagato, have prominently featured the markers of Aston Martin’s evolution in design, and paired these with Zagato’s signature motorsport-inspired style ethos. It is no wonder that their four past collaborative efforts were all characterized as having unique, progressive and pioneering designs.

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The first of seven exclusively built Vanquish Coupes has been handed over to German collector Markus Storck during an event that took place at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon. The Q by Aston Martin bespoke personalisation service celebrates the fulfilment of the dream of Storck, a known sports car enthusiast and businessman.

Present during the delivery was Dr Matthew Bennett, General Manager of VIP sales and Q by Aston Martin personalisation service. The Q by Aston Martin team was commissioned by Storck, founder and head of German hi-tech bicycle manufacturer Storck Bikes, to develop and build the special ‘One of Seven’ Vanquish sports cars.

One is for himself while the rest are for six fellow sports car fans. The seven Vanquish vehicles will surely become collectors’ items soon. They have a wide range of bespoke features such as a unique exterior finish that was built using many layers of carbon fibre expertly interwoven to a totally smooth finish. To accomplish this, Aston Martin had to create a completely new addition to the manufacturing process.

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Aston Martin Works is celebrating its 60 years of bespoke creation with the commission of six limited edition sports cars.

The first of these six limited edition models is being unveiled during the company’s customer Christmas celebration on December 12. The celebration also marks the start of 12 months of anniversary events at Aston Martin Works. All of these six bespoke cars are versions of the current Vanquish super GT. Created in either Coupe or Volante form, these sports cars were built in cooperation with Aston Martin’s design team based in Gaydon and the Q by Aston Martin personalization service.

Interestingly, each of the six limited sports cars is designed to reflect one of the six decades being celebrated. These six bespoke creations – all rare and ultra-desirable sports cars – are collectively known as ‘Works 60th Anniversary’ models.

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After the successful DB9 Carbon editions, Aston Martin decided to boost its sales even more with the addition of the 2015 Vanquish Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions. Available on the Vanquish Coupe or Volante, the 2015 Vanquish Carbon Black Special Edition will arrive at the 2014 Paris Motor Show showing its strong dark theme, complemented by carbon fiber elements.

Meanwhile, the 2015 Vanquish Carbon White Special Edition shows a contrast between the Stratus White paint and contrasting carbon fiber as well as dark elements. Both Carbon Black and Carbon White editions arrive with black window surrounds an 10-spoke alloy wheels painted in gloss black. Same theme is continued at the interior where we find carbon fiber accents and black hardware.

Aston Martin offers plenty of features for the interior such as the carbon fiber sill plaques with Carbon Black or Carbon White logos, a herringbone carbon fiber fascia, black anodized centre stack rotaries, Obsidian Black leather, optional contrast stitching and black gearshift paddles with accent coloured leather tips In addition, the vehicles arrive with exposed carbon fiber roof panel (coupe only), carbon fiber side strakes, carbon fiber mirror caps and arms and a machined carbon-fiber ‘wings’ badge available as an option.

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Aston Martin Vanquish and Vanquish Volante models are now updated for the 2015MY and as expected, the vehicles are faster and more efficient. For the 2015MY, Aston Martin Vanquish and Vanquish Volante are now available with a new Touchtronic III 8-speed automatic transmission developed by ZF, which is bolted to the 6.0-liter V12 engine delivering 568 bhp (+3 bhp over its predecessor) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque at 5,500 rpm.

As a result, the Vanquish is much faster as the 0-60 mph time dropped from 4.1 to 3.6 seconds (3.8 seconds 0-100 km/h). Meanwhile, fuel economy was improved by 7 percent in the US combined cycle and CO2 emissions dropped by 10 percent to 298 g/km.

Top speed was improved too and the 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish is capable of doing over 200 mph or 320 km/h. And this is not all as the new transmission is 3 percent lighter than its predecessor.

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A bespoke example of the new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante was introduced to the public at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. It actually was initially presented this summer at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week. At the show in LA, the new Vanquish was displayed in conjunction with dealer partner, Galpin Aston Martin of California.

Q by Aston Martin (the brand’s bespoke customisation division) handcrafted the Neiman Marcus Edition Vanquish Volante. This exclusive car took inspiration from the iconic (1969) DB6 Volante owned by HRH Prince of Wales. In fact, it was featured in the Royal wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

It made its debut as one of the items on the 2013 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Christmas Catalogue. Only 10 examples will be made of this model, which is the first Vanquish Volante to be available in the U.S. Vanquish Volante is the first fully carbon fibre-skinned Volante ever built in the company’s long 100-year history. It’s also the stiffest Volante body structure built by the engineering team at Aston Martin’s global HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.

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It’s that time of the year again folks and Neiman Marcus has just announced plans to offer a limited edition of the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante in their annual Christmas Book. The limited edition Vanquish Volante comes with an exclusive Seychelles Blue exterior and features an Atlantic Blue soft top. Under the hood, we find the naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 565 hp and 457 pound-feet of torque.

All that power is sent to the rear wheels via the six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission. The car also offers a three-mode Adaptive Damping System what allows the drive to choose the character of his ride. The top speed achieved by the vehicle is 183 mph or 294 km/h.

The sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) is made in 4.0 seconds. Regarding the exterior of the car, here we find 20-spoke lightweight alloy wheels with Liquid Silver finish, bright finish front grille, Magnum Silver meshes, bright finish tailpipes, blue brake calipers, Sterling Silver and Flux Enamel wing badges, black and white Onyx “Q by Aston Martin” badges.

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Aston Martin will unveil its new Vanquish Volante at the 2013 Pebble Beach Automotive Week in California, which is slated from August 14-18, 2013. The unveiling of the new Vanquish Volante will complete the trio of spectacular world debuts that Aston Martin set for its centenary year. The 2013 Pebble Beach Automotive Week will be an important venue for Aston Martin, as it is where it would have the global debut of the 2014 Vanquish Volante as well as the US debut of the 2015 V12 Vantage S and CC100 Speedster Concept. 

Aston Martin will show the new Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S at a series of celebratory events set during the Pebble Beach Automotive Week.  Aston Martin plans to show the CC100 concept for the first time in North America at the climax of the Automotive Week. The CC100 concept will cap Aston Martin’s presence at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where the brand is a featured marque for the 2013 event on August 18, 2013.

Julian Jenkins, Aston Martin’s Regional Director for The Americas, remarked that they the Pebble are delighted to be a featured marque at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week for 2013 as the brand celebrates its first 100 years.

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Aston Martin introduced the Vanquish Volante, a new convertible that sits at the pinnacle of its lineup. Featuring a triple-skin lightweight fabric roof, the new car transforms from a coupe into a stylish convertible in just 14 seconds and at speeds of up to 30 mph. Regarding the design, we must admit that this is quite impressive as the new Vanquish Volante features elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades derived from the One-77 supercar.

The fabric roof sits beneath a tonneau and decklid that have been aerodynamically tuned for optimum performance. The new windscreen is not full height, which is a fisrt for Aston Martin and now the glass runs up to meet the fabric roof, thereby reducing visual 'clutter'. The interior features luxurious materials such as full grain Luxmil leather with optional quilting, Alcantara and satin chrome.

Each body panel of the car is made from carbon fiber and according to the official press release, this is not because of its high strength-to-weight ratio, but also for its flexibility of form.

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British sports car maker Aston Martin is continuing its 100th anniversary with huge celebrations at the world-renowned Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. Today’s celebration is an aerial extravaganza, as it features the airlift of the Aston Martin Vanquish, the carmaker’s ultimate GT, onto the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel, witnessed by some of the region’s most important dignitaries, including British Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Dominic Jermey.

This is the first time that a car has been placed on the helipad of the sail-shaped hotel, around a thousand feet above the ground. Speaking from the helipad, Aston Martin chief executive Dr. Ulrich Bez said that they are proud to continue their centenary celebrations in a unique manner -- referring to the first-ever airlift on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel -- in the city of Dubai. He described the event as a true feat for Aston Martin and a fantastic way to start a “new century of global success.”

Dr. Bez also remarked during the event that Aston Martin remains to be one of the most exclusive and sought-after brands in the world, and it is only right that a key element of the carmaker’s centenary celebrations take place at a similarly high profile destination – the Burj Al Arab hotel.

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To celebrate Aston Martin’s 100-year anniversary, the automaker will be showing off 500 very special vehicles. These are broken down as follows: 100 copies of the Vanquish, V8 Vantage, Rapide, and DB9. These vehicles will feature several very expensive and stunning cosmetic upgrades. First of all, a unique type of paint will be used.

The centenary edition paint is graduated, meaning that the base color is finished with spray tints that make the paint appear darker at some points on the body panels. The light gray paint of the Vanquish smoothly makes a transition to slate gray at the top of the hood. However, Aston pledges that this same process is offered with about five other shades.

This fade is done by hand so it takes about 18 hours longer to accomplish (from about 50 hours for the stock car). This also makes it a very expensive process. The traditional enamel winged badges from the hood and trunklid were removed. Instead, Aston Martin placed solid sterling silver ones with enamel inlays. The sill plaques are finished in sterling silver and they’re also engraved with the edition number (1- 100) of every car.

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Aston Martin’s all-new Vanquish was brought to the hills of Tuscany, Italy, for a photo and video shoot. But before it got to Tuscany, it first visited the ancient city of Padua, in the north of Italy, for photographs. Every angle of the supercar was caught by the photo team as it passed by the narrow streets, bright arcades, and its celebrated piazze.

At the central region of Tuscany, the Vanquish was filmed as it was driven through the winding ribbons of roads that traverse the hillsides. The Vanquish, which is powered by a 5.9-liter V-12 engine, went past the countryside in resonant tones.

The Vanquish is capable of going 565 hp and 457 lb-ft. With all that’s going for the Vanquish, it’s no surprise that it costs $280,000. Aside from the video of the Vanquish, the company also released two behind-the-scenes clips of the photoshoots.

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The Stig dramatically returns this autumn on the BBC 2 Top Gear programme. He is seen driving Aston Martin’s yet to be unveiled AM Vanquish. The driving icon is at the center of a new action-packed TV commercial that features the largest, boldest and bravest Top Gear Live stage in the UK on Oct. 25-28 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.

The ad, which is 30 seconds long, will be broadcast on both terrestrial and satellite channels in the coming weeks. It premiered on Dave on September 3. The Stig is observed behind the wheel of the Vanquish, which boasts a maximum speed of 183mph. The car will be featured at next month’s Top Gear Live together with The Stig as well as the TV show’s three presenters (Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May).

The ad is filmed inside the NEC. It involves a Top Gear Live Stunt Team member who performs two-wheel tricks on a motorbike as The Stig power slides the 565bhp V12-powered Vanquish around a strongly branded container, which is a symbol of the launch of the all-new Top Gear Live show. The audience expects nothing less than mind-blowing live performances and an exciting range of interactive and static displays.

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