Aston Martin reveals Vanquish at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (Photos)
British marquee, Aston Martin revealed their new sports car, Vanquish for the first time in North America at the ongoing Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California. The even kicked off on August 15th 2012 and will be continuing till 19th August. The launch of Aston Martin Vanquish commenced with a special round of celebrations held on 15th August at McCall’s Motorworks Revival where the new blue Vanquish made its entrance.
Celebrations surrounding this spectacular sports car will continue through the weekend to conclude on August 19th. Public will be given a special viewing of this new Vanquish while test drives of the new high performance car has also been scheduled to bring its natural good looks and enhanced performance to the fore.
Vanquish for the 2013 MY is fitted with a revised 6.0 liter V12 engine while its body is entirely out of carbon fiber. In continuation with tradition of bringing some of the most striking looking sorts cars onto the market, Aston Martin will ensure that their new Vanquish is packed with performance features. Elongated side strakes, LED rear light blades which were also seen in the One-77 super car will be incorporated into the new Vanquish. Aston Martin Vanquish will be priced from $279,995 and first deliveries are expected to commence from early 2013.
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Aston Martin CEO Revving The Hell Out of the New Vanquish
ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH SET TO STAR IN MONTEREY
Irvine CA, 6 August 2012 – Aston Martin’s stunning new luxury sports car; the Vanquish is set to make its American debut at a series of celebratory events around the globally renowned Monterey automotive week in California, from 15-19 August.
Aston Martin will commence the celebrations on the evening of Wednesday 15 August at McCall’s Motorworks Revival, where the new Vanquish will make its American debut. Sitting proudly at the pinnacle of the luxury British car maker’s sports car line-up, this breath-taking new super grand tourer represents the zenith of current Aston Martin design and engineering.
As well as attendance at Quail: A Motorsports Gathering (17 August) and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (19 August), Aston Martin will host guests at The Aston Martin Estate over the weekend. This exquisite private venue, situated high above Carmel with panoramic views across the Monterey Bay, will provide the perfect backdrop for showcasing Aston Martin’s latest sports car to customers and friends of the brand for the first time. This grand estate will also serve as the location for a myriad of exclusive events including private viewings for customers of the new Vanquish with Design Director Marek Reichman and dynamic test drives of Aston Martin’s award-winning line-up of current, handcrafted high performance sports cars.
“We are very excited about the Monterey program this year and the opportunity to showcase Vanquish at a series of events which are now firmly established as some of the most captivating of the year for automotive enthusiasts from around the world,” said Julian Jenkins, Vice President, Aston Martin The Americas.
He added: “Along with our partners, we look forward to welcoming current owners, new customers and automotive enthusiasts to share in our celebrations at The Aston Martin Estate throughout the weekend.”
In addition to fine hospitality and exhilarating driving experiences, visitors will have the opportunity to interact with various partners including Davidoff, Jaeger LeCoultre, Louis Roederer, Lugano Diamonds, Timothy Oulton, Vizio and William Grant & Sons. Vanquish is a new Aston Martin developed using the latest engineering methods and innovative technologies coming together with typically understated classic British design to produce a true super GT. Vanquish features the next generation of Aston Martin’s renowned VH architecture, a comprehensively revised 6.0-liter V12 engine and an entirely carbon fiber body.
The design represents the latest take on Aston Martin’s iconic visual language. Vanquish unquestionably sees the brand continue its enviable tradition of producing some of the most beautiful sports cars in the world. Styling cues such as the elegant new waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades are derived from the sold-out One-77 supercar.
The iconic V12 petrol engine mated to the proven Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox offers suitably impressive performance figures. The V12’s power peak of 565 bhp makes it Aston Martin’s most potent production model yet, outmuscled only by the strictly limited edition One-77 supercar.
Priced from (US Dollar) $279,995 MSRP (CAD $296,000) first deliveries of the new Vanquish will begin across the Americas in early 2013.