WCF Test Drive: Aston Martin Vanquish S

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Aston Martin Vanquish S

WCF Test Drive: Aston Vanquish S

Model Behaviour

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Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the seriously visually impaired, or insane will fail to the supermodel looks of the Aston Vanquish S.

It’s an achingly machine, never before has a any car, attracted quite so camera phone-toting neighbours and pressed against the window and the seats. It would have embarrassing, had I not done the same myself.

There’s none of the hate that goes a Ferrari, Porsche or BMW either, admiring glances, smiles and Drive one and all manner of doors open.

Aston Martin is an in England and everyone loves in part due to the haphazard way the perennially marque would, ever so spring a stunning yet painfully car that everyone knew work but wanted anyway. car takes 400 man hours and is still at Newport Pagnell, the original and the panels are made by men with not robots.

And then there was the James factor, which has ‘inspired’ near comatose articles journalists in rented dinner

The sense of occasion is undeniable, and easy to get sucked into a The Vanquish S is big, imposing and stunning, with the sleek, lines erupting forward those muscular haunches the open, aggressive mouth at the end.

Other luxury including the last bastions of taste, Bentley and Ferrari, now produced imposing rather beautiful GTs, in the same way as a shotputter. But Aston Martin’s Dr Ulrich Bez, can talk for about sensual car design. The S is the peak of his craft and makes Ferrari’s 575 and 612 look ungainly from some angles, ugly.

And behind the meaty wheel emblazoned with gorgeous wings, snuggled in to the sports seats with the Linn stereo system loud, the tale goes on. A roof lining and a dash in even more leather prove that a lot of animals for this car. Judging by the so did a Ford Focus, but it doesn’t from the overall experience.

But this car comes to life you push that jewel of a button and give the six-litre V12 its

The Vanquish S produces 520bhp and of torque in this guise. But the deep, guttural roar kicks in as soon as an indecent of right foot is deployed, the traction control struggling to the 19” rear wheels out of control, that leaves the impression.

Yes the V12 started out as two Mondeo V6s together, but the sum is far greater than the and this engine provides the sexiest sounds in motoring.

The big charges past 100kph in 4.2 and accelerates from 80-110kph two faster than the Vanquish. good for overtaking, and it’s a lot of fun. Put the pedal down in any gear and the Aston effortlessly down the road.

New cylinder heads with machined inlet ports and a of other engine and exhaust have increased the power from the Vanquish’s 460 bhp. is also up by 25 lb-ft. In fact the have now just crept those posted by the Ferrari which is obviously no coincidence.

Its the fastest ever Aston with a speed in excess of but at 1875kg it takes a while to get The average Aston Martin is unlikely to test the top speed in any and it’s still nice to it can get there.

The car certainly scythes bends willingly for such a big car and that much power on tap it be a simple matter to send the out of line and balance this car on the throttle out of hairpins, should you the nerve to disengage the electronics, in high speed bends it calm, assured and planted to the

Aston Martin Vanquish S

The ride is much harder the DB9, thanks to a more set-up. It will still up the bumps at town speeds, but at takes on a keener edge and the seems to stiffen up to match the roar of the engine. The car skips off rather than absorbing and the suspension gets tougher the you lean on it. It’s no Ferrari but it’s not that kind of

It’s hugely comfortable the Vanquish S, too, with space and all the usual accoutrements for the to enjoy a cruise down the or a long distance journey to the coast, whichever coast may be, in absolute style.

But nothing’s Live with a supermodel and you find they pass in bed, pick their or start stupid fights snorting copious amounts of allegedly. Even fantasies problems and the Aston is no different.

The paddle-shift gearbox is a massive on the recalcitrant DB9, but it’s no match for Ferrari’s F1 tuned and the lack of a manual option is a frustration here. If this car with a six-speed manual box and a clutch it would have an instant classic and one British company is working on it now. a shame that you don’t get the when you’re spending

Like a supermodel, too, I leave it alone anywhere and up recruiting guards when I was to park it overnight in the most place I could find, the underground car park.

And the Aston has problem: its own family. The DB9 and especially the are such fantastic cars in own right, will both knicker elastic at 100 paces and are so cheaper that the maths doesn’t add up.

Any Aston has the same effect and the is perhaps slightly less It lacks the V12 noise, but it’s a enthusiastic sportscar and gives far bang per buck.

So if the supermodel had a equally beautiful sister was more fun, was happy for a steak rather than sushi and was, ahem, a enthusiastic ride, which one you take?

For some it’s all the prestige, they date they wear a Rolex and drive a Vanquish S, that’s the of this car. Like a charging £10,000 a day to prance a catwalk you can’t justify it in terms, but the Vanquish S is the best of its and an attention-grabbing supermodel. And for plenty of in this world, that always be enough.

Source: by Jakob Ebrey

Aston Martin Vanquish S
Aston Martin Vanquish S
Aston Martin Vanquish S
Aston Martin Vanquish S
Aston Martin Vanquish S

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