Vanquish gets a massage and facelift


atticusfinch
08-11-2004, 08:56 AM
EVO Magazine is reporting that the V12 Vanquish will be getting a makeover that will be revealed in a couple of months. This new Vanquish 'S' will get an additional 60bhp and 24lb ft of torque (520bhp and 424lb ft) compared to the DB9 which has 450bhp. Aesthetic changes includes modifications to the nose, rear styling, and new wheels. The interior is also modernized along the lines of the DB9.

Sounds like some great changes for a great car. Now, if I only had the money...

vanquish89
08-24-2004, 03:31 PM
Sorry bout talking bout this in other threads never realised you spoke of it here! Soz mate!

atticusfinch
08-24-2004, 03:35 PM
No problemo.

I am hoping to get pictures of the new Vanquish 'S' shortly and will try to post.

vanquish89
08-24-2004, 03:41 PM
oh gdgd will look forward to it! i have not seen any pics of it so i do not no wot the rear styling or facelift will behold. do u have any info?

atticusfinch
08-24-2004, 03:54 PM
I'm not sure but like the EVO article said, it is most likely it will have more of a DB9 look to the rear styling.

atticusfinch
08-25-2004, 07:59 AM
News: 520bhp Aston Martin Vanquish in Paris
http://www.channel4.com/4car/news/news-story.jsp?news_id=10982
24 Aug 04 12:42

Aston Martin is to formally unveil a 520bhp version of its Vanquish super-coupe at the Paris Motor Show next month. However, selected Aston Martin owners have already had a chance to see the brochures and place their orders in time for delivery in November - and some have been sharing details of their new purchases and their specification via enthusiast web forums. The Vanquish S, as it will be called, will develop 520bhp (up from the standard car's 460bhp) and 424lb ft of torque, and it is capable of "200mph-plus" and 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds.

The S has had its suspension, steering and brakes modified, with larger brake discs and six-piston callipers, a larger-diameter clutch, and final-drive ratio shortened giving more brutal in-gear acceleration. The engine features new cylinder head castings, new machined inlet ports and new fuel injectors, and there is also a revised differential. It has some minor changes to its exterior styling: a reworked front airdam, a grille with fewer slats to enhance cooling (as on the Middle Eastern-spec models), new alloy wheel designs, a rear bootlid with stop light and rear-end "Vanquish S" badging. Inside, a leather-wrapped dashboard is now fitted, with new (DB9-sourced) buttons and a new glass starter button. Prices are said to start from "185,000 (175,000 plus the bits you need)", according to a lucky man who has placed his deposit with his local dealer.

With the "standard" Vanquish costing from 163,600, this new S model puts some more distance between the Vanquish range and the rather similar-looking DB9 coupe (from 103,000). More details, and full specification, will be released in Paris.

vanquish89
08-25-2004, 02:15 PM
oh gr8 thanx for that will be searching for some more info will let ya no if i find anything! Speak Soon!

CaTasHtRoPhE 67
08-25-2004, 03:01 PM
thats gonna be a GREAT car

MITSU-EVO
09-18-2004, 09:27 AM
Well, lookng forward to see some pics....

atticusfinch
09-18-2004, 09:41 AM
Well, lookng forward to see some pics....
The changes don't really show very well in these photographs from the broschure but I hear they look better in real life. The changes are quite minor in general.

http://members.rogers.com/mumriken/Vanquish-S.jpg

http://members.rogers.com/mumriken/Vanquish-S-2.jpg

atticusfinch
09-21-2004, 04:21 PM
One more photo,

http://members.rogers.com/mumriken/vanquish-s-03.jpg

crayzayjay
09-21-2004, 04:50 PM
Looking at that picture it just struck me. This car is most definitely going to be a classic some day :cool:

finally_retired
09-23-2004, 05:31 AM
Most definatly. I'm thinking that the DB9 may be heading that way too. Can't really say that there are many other cars about today that you can just tell are going to be the classics of the future. This is definatly one sure fire hit.

MITSU-EVO
11-04-2004, 06:02 AM
Most definatly. I'm thinking that the DB9 may be heading that way too. Can't really say that there are many other cars about today that you can just tell are going to be the classics of the future. This is definatly one sure fire hit.

Couldn't agree more both with you and crayzayjay. This is one sweet piece of machine and I honestly think it looks even better than the previous Vanquish, even though there aren't any drastic changes.

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