FrontRunners: 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

  • The 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish will arrive early next year, with a 573 hp V-12 and a $280,000 price tag.

    Ending a five-year absence, the Aston Martin Vanquish (www.astonmartin.com) has returned to the marque’s lineup, replacing the DBS as the flagship model. Aston Martin is now taking orders for the car and will begin deliveries to U.S. customers in early 2013. The new Vanquish, priced from $280,000, has a sleek but muscular shape that appears to have been influenced by the design of the One-77. The Vanquish may have relinquished its long-held standing as the most extreme Aston Martin to the limited-production supercar, but the new model is no slouch. It is powered by a 573 hp, 6-liter V-12 and accelerates to 60 mph in about four seconds. During its hiatus, the Vanquish gained a more spacious interior and trunk, a new navigation system and driver interface, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. These improvements help make the Vanquish the company’s ultimate GT for two—or four: An optional 2+2 configuration is available.

    From Around the Web...
    Danny Thompson Archives/Holly Martin Photography
    Driver Danny Thompson set an unofficial land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2014…
    Ferrari will unveil the new four-wheel-drive sport sedan at one of the world’s biggest car shows…
    Photo by Scott Williamson/photodesignstudios.com
    The storied roadster appeared on album covers, in advertisements, and in TV shows and movies…
    An online contest will allow one lucky winner to race the new 718 Boxter with coaching…
    The lithe and fast 570S is the first of McLaren’s new entry-level Sports Series…
    Photo by Drew Gibson
    The one-of-a-kind car featuring actor Daniel Craig’s signature will likely sell for a huge sum…
    Thomas Mao never thought he could be the caretaker of such an important piece of automotive history…
    New models from the industry’s top brands made an impressive showing in Detroit…
    Photo by Randall Cordero
    Go behind the scenes with Robb Report for the inside scoop on the NAIAS…
    The Optimus Prime Peterbuilt and Bumblebee Camaro featured in the films will now battle for bids…