Lux­ury Van­quish S is new As­ton Martin star

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - MO­TOR­ING

‘‘The car maker has worked to make its Van­quish S a more live­able car.’’

James Bond has another fire­breath­ing As­ton Martin at his dis­posal.

The Bri­tish lux­ury sports car maker has un­veiled its new range­top­ping Van­quish S, which is pow­ered by the brand’s 6.0-litre nat­u­rally as­pi­rated V12 en­gine.

As­ton Martin’s colos­sal V12 en­gine now pro­duces 441kW - up from 421kW - and 630Nm. While not quite as neck break­ing as the 5.2-litre twin-tur­bocharged V12 found in the brand’s DB11 halo car, it still shows that emis­sions reg­u­la­tions haven’t com­pletely ended the days of big nat­u­rally as­pi­rated en­gines.

The car maker has worked to make its Van­quish S a more live­able car while de­liv­er­ing its deep re­serves of power by re­tun­ing the sus­pen­sion, damper in­ter­nals, spring rates and anti-roll bar bushes. A range of car­bon fi­bre aero­dy­namic touches give the range-top­per a more sport­ing flavour over the reg­u­lar Van­quish. In­side, the Van­quish S - be­fit­ting its pres­tige price tag - gets a range of pre­mium ap­pli­ca­tions in­clud­ing the use of quilted leather through­out.

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