ALL THE ROAD CARS 2005-present
5935cc, V12 470bhp @ 6000rpm 443lb ft @ 5000rpm 4.6sec 190mph
Specification (2015MY) Engine 5935cc, V12 power 568bhp @ 6650rpm Torque 465lb ft @ 5500rpm 0-60mph 3.6sec Top speed 201mph
The original Vanquish was a landmark car – in many ways the first of the modern Astons with its largely aluminium underpinnings – and it was a brave move to resurrect the name for the current flagship. if the new car isn’t quite the same game-changer, the combination of aggressively shaped carbonfibre bodywork, 568bhp from a reworked V12, adaptive damping and carbon-ceramic brakes is still an intoxicating one. A Volante arrived in late 2013, and in late 2014 both versions got a refresh that included an eight-speed gearbox.