The 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish has two seats, crosses the sidewalk with the power of the V-12 and pampers its passengers in a cocoon of extremely luxurious finishes. We hope we will feel rich. Once we arrived, that’s it. Aston’s best sports car has more power this year, a revised suspension and new drills borrowed from Vulcan. It is offered in the form of coupe or cabriolet called steering wheel. Beautiful, fast, noisy and dynamic.
External updates are far from exhaustive, but they allow the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish to stand out from the outgoing model. The most significant change is the new aerodynamic package that includes a front splitter and an exposed carbon fiber rear diffuser. The update reduces the front elevation by almost keeping the extra resistance away from the car. Customers will also benefit from new Quad Exit Exits exits and the new 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish hatchback badge. The facelift also brings new options, including carbon fiber blinds, “diamond shaped” five spoke forged wheels, and “incredibly painted graphics” packs. The latter should include contrast combinations such as yellow stripes on the green paint, red on white and orange on blue, among others. As this niche is quite limited and the options include only a handful of models, the competition includes rather contrasting models. First, we have the Bentley Continental GT Speed (left), which is an absolute rival of the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish in terms of production, technology and luxury, but things are a little different in terms of design. Of course, the Conti is an excellent tourist attraction and the kit provided with the badge “Speed” improves its sportiness, but the Bentley is more elegant than aggressive. Whatever your point of view, the Supercar posture on your face is lacking, like that of 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish. In any case, this debate is about choosing an aggressive tourist or about a slightly softer proposition that is still going keep out, but it will not say “my average speed on the road is 170 mph.” Then there is the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (right). Launched in 2012, the F12 is not only the fastest and most powerful tour of this segment, but it is also the only one to embarrass the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish style. The front lights are aggressively pulled back, the grand opening under the sculpted nose and hood of the engine places the F12 Berlinetta halfway between the big tourists and the supercars. The deep fold of the wings and the rear part are reminiscent of the classic Ferrari 250 GTO, which gives the F12 another attractive feat that Aston Martin can not offer with the current model. If the big tourist of your dreams is frankly aggressive and escapes the classic concept of a quiet and comfortable trip, you can not go wrong with the F12 Berlinetta.
The interior enhancements are of the same variety, with some great features added to an already luxurious cabin. The upholstery has been the subject of much attention, since the great traveler is now available with the upholstered seats “Filograph”. Dark leather is combined with contrasting white stitching, while “Vanquish” embroidery combines the head restraints. Although drivers do not look at the head restraints while looking at the steering wheel, they will notice the new and fresh finish of the center console. All buttons and buttons are now surrounded by a fascia “Carbon Fiber Cup”. I do not know what specific technique Aston Martin had used to create this finish, but it is downright incredible and I would like to see it replace the facets throughout the cabin. Finally, the British also offer a leather upholstery Bridge of Weir Caithness, supposed to bring “a touch of luxury and tact”. Everything else remains unchanged, which means you’ll get the same great finishes and finishes and features available so far. As a reminder, the Vanquish comes with an AMi III information and entertainment system with a 6.5 inch LCD screen, satellite navigation system, DAB radio, AM/FM radio and Bluetooth. The USB connector compatible with various audio formats will allow drivers to play their favorite songs on the 1000 watt BeoSound Bang & Olufsen audio system with 13 speakers. Options include several steering wheel finishes, a black hardware kit, carbon fiber shift paddles, custom sill plates, perforated leather door inserts, and more. To some extent, the interior of the Bentley Continental GT Speed is very similar to that of the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish. Both have the same impressive British craftsmanship and a huge center console that extends to the center of the stack , dividing the dashboard into two different The main differences here reside in the Bentley’s less tilted central stack and, of course, in the different design. The GT Speed is also finished with fine leather, contrast stitching and a wide variety of finishing materials, from aluminum to carbon fiber. The seats and door panels are diamond quilted leather, luxurious floor mats and LED mood lighting. You can choose from 17 different trim colors and you can also get an updated on board WiFi system to enhance connectivity from 2016. The entertainment comes from an 8 inch screen with smartphone connectivity. The heated front seats are electrically adjustable in 14 directions, while the steering column is equipped with telescopic and tilt functions. Other features include an outward tilt feature for the steering column, cruise control, dual zone automatic climate control, illuminated glove box, leather roof and navigation. When switching to the F12 Berlinetta, the Ferrari cabin is a sportier proposition with a dynamic design enhanced by the many color combinations of two available shades. The narrower center console and smaller center stack do not provide the same feeling inspired by the race you get in the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish, but the steering wheel and F1 inspired instrument cluster make up for it. Standard and optional seats provide the support needed for a day on the race track. In comparison, the design of the controls of the Ferrari seems a little rough in the central column and on the left side of the wheel, but you will master it after a few hours by car. Two large LCDs provide all the data while driving, while the information and entertainment system includes navigation, Bluetooth, voice activation and a Harman Kardon audio system. There is also a cruise control, dual zone automatic climate control, an illuminated glove box, an alcantara roof and many more. The cargo space is also quite impressive for a 320 liter Ferrari, only 10% less than a Volkswagen Golf hatchback.
The 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish conversion translates into more power, achieved through larger intake manifolds that increase horsepower from 568 to 580 horsepower. The torque remains the same at 465 lb-ft. For better low speed driving capability, a transmission line damper is added and the 8 speed automatic transmission with ZF source is recalibrated to accelerate transit times. The 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish was already fast, with a time of less than four seconds ranging from 0 to 60 mph, a noisy engine note and a top speed of over 200 mph, and the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish promises to be even more quick. The 8 speed automatic was also very lively during the aggressive and smooth driving of the city. With these changes, it should be even more interesting to use the shift levers or simply Drive mode. Speaking of these shift levers, if you hold down the left paddle to make a downshift, the transmission will choose the lowest possible ratio during braking to give you the most power available in a ride . However, unlike other transmissions with Sport + modes, there is no way to make this gearbox a track ready unit. For this, you will need to modify it yourself, even if you learn your behavior through your adaptive reader recognition system. In addition, as part of the transition to the Vanquish, the car receives reviews of shock absorbers, return springs and stabilizer bar pads, all designed to provide a sportier experience. Again, we have not managed the 2018 model, but these updates should change the character of the car minimally. The 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish has always been a broad and quite heavy car, despite its carbon fiber body panels. Nevertheless, he could stand on the sidewalk and that should not change. Maybe the suspension settings can add a little more steering feel, which has been a problem. The Vanquish weighs in a pot or two of over 3,900 pounds. Being overweight means that the Vanquish will not fold in a corner like a Porsche 911, but it is still capable and will always put a cat smile that has devoured your face. Adjustable dampers help keep the journey firm but forgiving, although the Sport and Trail modes are getting too hard for daily driving.
Available in coupe and flying (cabriolet) versions, the new 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish will cost £ 199,950 in the United Kingdom, £ 262,950 in Germany and $ 294,950 in the United States. Prices in North America increased by less than three percent, which is much less than expected. Deliveries will begin in December 2016.