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.
Thanks to the latest Bosch Engine Management System there is more precise engine control, while the revised steering ECU delivers more crisp steering response.
The dampers are 15 percent stiffer at the front and 35 percent stiffer at the rear, while a retuned brake booster and amended rear suspension bushes are 20 percent stiffer. Also new for 2015MY is the special Diavalo Red colour, which was previously limited only to the V12 Zagato.
Inside there are new leather trim colours such as blue-black Dark Knight and bold Fandango Pink. Aston Martin will introduce the 2015 Vanquish and Vanquish Volante models in Q3 of 2014.
For the 2015 model year, the Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S are fitted with the latest Bosch Engine Management System that are designed to offer more precise engine control while smoothly linking with the new transmission. This new system will be having its debut in an Aston Martin model with a dynamic powertrain that includes the AM29 V12 engine and an automatic gearbox.
On the other hand, the Aston Martin’ 2015 models are provided with a number of electronic and engineering tweaks that allow them to deliver a more consistent GT character. This was achieved by aligning the chassis with enhancements in powertrain terms of performance and accessibility. For example, the 2015 models feature a revised DSC optimizes the retuned stability system for the new transmission. Likewise, the models feature a revised torque tube that help trim transmission noise transfer into the passenger cabin. In addition, the 2015 models are fitted with a revised steering ECU for a more crisp and precise steering response.
The new 2015 Vanquish has uprated dampers that are around 15-percent stiffer at the front and a full 35-percent stiffer at the rear. The stiffer dampers enhance the dynamic nature of the Vanquish to keep up with its improved levels of performance. The new Rapide S, meanwhile, has uprated larger front brakes. Both the Vanquish and the Rapide S are fitted with a retuned brake booster and revised rear suspension bushes that are stiffer by around 20 percent.
Aside from these improvements, Aston Martin also implemented subtle yet essential styling enhancements in the exterior and interior of the new Vanquish and the new Rapide S.