The new 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish S of £199.950: a more sharpened and polished version of the Vanquish with capacity from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and 201 mph. It is also the final output for the 6.0-liter V12 Ford derivative of Aston, tuned here for an extra 27bhp on the Vanquish to which it replaces, although the torque figures of 465 lb ft remain the same. The DB11 will be followed by a new V8 Vantage of double turbo of 4.0 liters at the end of 2017, and then a new Vanquish based on double Turbo DB11 in 2018, so this is the last gasp for natural aspiration Astons.
We can see why the launch of the new 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish S (a 595bhp 2 + 2 GT), after a few months after the release of the new DB11 (a 600bhp 2 + 2 GT) could cause a lot of scratch on the head.
Andy Palmer, Aston’s CEO, says he “takes things a step further, affirming with confidence within the Aston Martin range and distinguishing himself from the new DB11 “. A spokesman clarified even more, by calling the car GT11 Aston’s DB, and the 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish S his super GT. It should be a more focused type of car at that time, but considering that it is based on chassis and engine technology older than the DB11 and costs £45.050 more, it will have to be spectacular to be able to stay.
The chassis has received complete treatment from Matt Becker (the head of management and management of Aston, captured Lotus). Spring rates increased by ten percent, but with readjusted shock absorbers so that the front and rear parts are in harmony with each other. A thicker rear stabilizer bar has been added to keep the rear of the car more planted, the hydraulic steering has been revised, but maintains the same ratio, and a new rear muffler amplifies the sound of the V12.
There is also a new aerodynamic package, which includes fins on the edges of the front bumper to drive the air away from the wheels. That means less overall resistance, less elevation of the front end (for you and me that is less understeer) and a more aggressive fraction of the face of the Vanquish.
Price : £199.950
The hard sell here is to ask customers to retire with £ 200k for a car they know will soon expire. TG can assure you, however, that the interior of the DB11, packed with Mercedes electronics, is actually the weak point of the car and the cabin of the Vanquish, here with new spider fabric seams, is no less than an event, or lacks any important piece of t Ecnica consume a little more fuel (21.6 mpg, 302 g/km), of course, and the engine is less flexible than the DB11, but this motor train crackling with energy and has a greater excitation capacity. And then there’s the style, something totally personal, we got it, but for us this puts the DB11 in touch.
There may only be small adjustments, micro-adjustments, but the overall effect is marked. TG remembers being stunned, driving the outgoing Vanquish several years ago, for how his body control felt so soft and loose, so out of sync, but not for the benefit of comfort. In comparison, the damping is now tight as a drum that keeps the body on a level of flat spirit both side-to-side and front-to-back, and even the most unpleasant jolts are rounded like impeccable stones. Shock horror, even the firmest configuration of two shock absorbers is not strictly for the track, you can use it when you feel frisky on the road.
We weren’t, particularly. Mainly because our meeting was on frozen rural roads around the Aston factory in Warwickshire, and at the first roundabout beyond the security door we managed to tickle the accelerator and spin the calves just to Save them from the exchanges of extremes by the rather insensitive traction to control. Lesson learned.
Although it is not such a spike. No way. The lesson learned is that this engine is sublime. The eight-speed car is adjusted through the gears, and while the engine does not have the low torque of the DB11, it responds instantaneously and crisply, and then builds and builds a harmonic and elevated crescendo. Sorry, but by sheer emotion and sense of the occasion, this far exceeds the blown V12 of the DB11. The problem is that if the second gear takes you to almost 70 mph, you rarely get to the best parts of the public thoroughfare. What you can enjoy at legal speeds is the direction: lighter and smoother than before, but with feedback and subtle resistance when you pour it into the corners.
Operating and reliability costs
Owning a 600 bhp Super GT will never be as cheap as a 1.2 Polo, but it should be more economical than that private jet. Aston secures an economy of 21.6 mpg and 302g/km of CO2, which can be achieved as long as it drives everywhere at 50 mph with a quarter-throttle. Actually, expect worse than that.
However, it is worth comparing those figures with the DB11, which is even greener at 24 mpg and 270 g/km. But don’t be fooled, you’ll both get a lead-free premium at an alarming rate. But you didn’t buy a 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish S to reduce your monthly expenses, right? So get out, make some noise and enjoy it. You own an Aston Martin. You’ve done it.
In short, this is the car the 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish S should have always been. Shame then that it’s destined to be a footnote and a collector’s item for a brave few. But what a fitting final entry on this V12’s glittering CV.