New Aston Martin Vanquish at W-One London Dealer

The new Aston Martin Vanquish, I managed to spot one at W-One London dealer. W-One is one of the most exclusive dealers of Aston Martin and placed at the heart of the London, few metres from Hyde Park and just behind the Mayfair. W-One Aston Martin is the right place to buy an Aston Martin, similar to buying an Apple from an Apple Store!

The new Aston Martin Vanquish is not that new, we all know that. Because, Aston Martin is not yet bought by a huge German car company and has lots of money to develop new cars. However, Aston Martin are playing the texture of their cars and introduce improved models. The new Vanquish still offers the same Ford made V12 engine and still some of the interior parts are the same as the DB9 from 2004! However, the story does not end here.

The new Vanquish offers a revised version of the existing V12 with 576 HP and 630nm of torque. Now, it accommodates a brand new 8-speed automatic transmission called Touchtronic III. And only needs 3.8 seconds to reach 100 km/h with the top speed of 324 km/h! For a GT car, 324 km/h is a very serious speed!

In addition to these, the interior offers lots of touch sensitive buttons and new knobs! It feels like a new car and also seat ventilation is now available. And unfortunately, you have to adjust your steering-wheel manually. Because, the electric steering-wheel adjust costs lots of money to develop and adapt to regulations. And again unfortunately, Aston Martin still offers a CD player! That’s a retro technology.

Just ignore the all negative bits, Aston Martin uses the same platform and engine for more than a decade and manufactures cars on similar platforms. What does it mean? They have a great know-how about their cars and each new car is an improved version. Similar Porsche 911 or Mercedes G-Wagon, Aston Martin is becoming a company that is improving the same for decades and decades. That’s not a bad thing! You will be a buying a perfection (almost).

Should you go and buy an Aston Martin instead of a Ferrari or Lamborghini or Porsche 911 Turbo S? I think yes. Because, Aston Martin became more unique and exclusive. People don’t prefer Aston Martin, I mean the people who are trying to show off. They would be saying, Aston Martin looks the same for last one decade and they can’t show off your wealth. And that’s why you should an Aston Martin! But please don’t rev-up the engine when you are in city centre!

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New Aston Martin Vanquish All Press Photos

Aston Martin Vanquish, the new Aston Martin to replace DBS. I recently wrote about the new Vanquish but I did not upload the all press photos. Now you have the all!

Again, Vanquish is not my dream because I cannot find the electric steering wheel or 18-way seat adjustments and my other comfort gadgets, but this does not make Vanquish a bad car! Actually Vanquish does looks nice from both outside and inside!

And I still stick my old statement, all Aston Martin looks the same from the distance but they have the soul and the passion. This is the reason why people still buy Aston Martins despite their disadvantages.

For the press photos, I assume these photos were taken in Florence, Italy. But I am not sure!

Brief technical information: 6-lt V12 with 573 PS of power and 620 Nm of torque. Accelerates to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4,1 seconds and achieves 293 kph (183 mph). Acceleration is improved by the DBS but the top speed is lower than the DBS (305 kph – 190 mph).

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Aston Martin in University of Birmingham Campus with the New Vanquish and V12 Vantage

Yesterday Aston Martin visited University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus with new the Vanquish and V12 Vantage. This shouldn’t sound that interesting, University of Birmingham has one of the highest number of international students and that’s a great environment for Aston Martin to promote their cars.
Of course, I am joking Aston Martin came to campus for the career event and may be find some potential customers :)
Anyway, if you read my previous post about Aston Martin, you may realise that Aston Martin is not my favourite brand and I criticise many things about them. For example; V12 Vantage is faster than Vanquish. V12 Vantage is the entry-level car and it cannot be faster than the flagship. Porsche Cayman cannot be faster than a Porsche 911. This is the rule we learned from German brands. And I embrace this rule and find it reasonable. However, things are not the same in Aston Martin and, today I found it out.
Firstly, Aston Martin is not obsessed with electronic gadgets like electric steering wheel adjusting, seat ventilation, radar guided cruise control or 18-way seat adjustment. For me, all these things are the mandatory parts of a GT car. However, Aston Martin’s approach is to reduce the gadgets and focus on driving experience. From the engine to chassis to transmission. And I cannot ignore that Aston Martin is doing a great job with their limited budget, they are not owned by Volkswagen! I got the Aston Martin’s point of view for gadget oriented automotive world and do respect them. However, I am still obsessed with electric steering-wheel adjustment and seat ventilation (You may order these with the new Ford Mondeo).
Secondly, Aston Martin cars are not limited to overlap with bigger Aston Martins. Such as, V12 Vantage is way faster than any other Aston Martin, because it is light and powerful. And Aston Martin let’s a smaller car to be faster than a bigger one. With Porsche, A Cayman cannot be faster than a 911, full stop! Aston Martin left the engineers to push the boundaries of the limits and let customers to buy a small and a very fast car. Fair enough, and that’s a good strategy but they need to share this with people!
Thirdly, Aston Martin accepts that they are not the best fastest, quickest, safest or most advanced. They know where they are. And this really altered my perception to Aston Martin. Still I will not buy an Aston Martin if I have a chance but I would recommend. Because, they know where they are and know what are doing.
And lastly, Aston Martin accepts that Virage was a bit mistake. Accepting a mistake is an important step as well.
Honestly, I wrote more than a page for a car brand in my blog. This happens extremely rare, sometimes I am not able to write many words. After my small chat with the passionate electric engineer from the Aston Martin, I had so much motivation to talk about Aston Martin.
And I should admit that, he did a great PR for Aston Martin.


New Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin Vanquish is back again and replaced the DBS. You didn’t read wrong or there is not typo. Aston Martin brought back the brand again, and did not use the DBS brand for the new car. As we all expected, new Vanquish looks quite similar to rest of the Aston Martin range. 
New Vanquish is made from aluminium and carbon fibre composite materials. Now you have chance to choose between 2 + 0 or 2 + 2 seating options. Gearbox is still six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic gearbox, Aston Martin did not revealed a new transmission for the Vanquish. There is also a limited differential lock to improve handling in the corners. Engine is unfortunately the same, 6-lt V12 with 573 PS of power and 620 Nm of torque. New Vanquish accelerates to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4,1 seconds and achieves 293 kph (183 mph). Acceleration of Vanquish is improved by the DBS but the top speed is lower than the DBS (305 kph – 190 mph). The interior looks quite similar to One-77, if you missed the One-77 here is your chance to experience it! The seats do not offer ventilation and the steering wheel has to be adjusted manually. I was expecting these improvements in the New Vanquish. 
New Aston Martin Vanquish really improved the interior design and production quality, however Vanquish does offer the same engine, transmission and similar option list. I do hope that, at least the option list will be improved in future. Will I buy one? It is really a tough question, even though I am not fan of an Aston Martin but I cannot ignore it as well. Quite hard decision :)

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New Aston Martin Vanquish Spied

New Aston Martin Vanquish is spied in Padua, Italy. Aston Martin DBS reached its end of product lifecycle and it has to be replaced soon. And Aston Martin decided to use the Vanquish brand again. And here it is! Thanks to they manage to take a video of the new Aston Martin Vanquish.
I have one word for the new car, too traditional. I was expecting something different, sorry! A new design language is compulsory for Aston Martin.