The Vanquish Mk2 AKA the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish gets an official release tomorrow. However, details of the vehicle have been “leaked” and are doing the proud rounds of the blogosphere. The outgoing DBS successor looks as stunning as one expects of a Vanquish model though there are style additions that match the stunning powertrain on the model. AM earlier shared some general info and the specs of the model on their official website though we found a handful of photos of the vehicle before the model’s releases.
Derived from the One-77 supercars, the new model bears stunning LED rear light blades and elongated side strakes with its elegant new waist making the rear boot lid pop out the Aero Duct even more. With an optional 2+2 seating configuration, the model comes with a standard 2+0 seating. The two-door coupe’s body is fashioned out of a new composite made of carbon fiber VH, alloy, magnesium and bonded aluminium. Even though the model is around 13 percent lighter than the DBS thanks to a new front chassis structure, it boasts of a 25 percent improvement in torsional rigidity.
Under the hood, the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish features a 5,935cc twelve-cylinder V12 engine with an all-alloy construction. The engine is mated to active bypass valves-fitted stainless steel exhaust system that produces a wonderful exhaust note with a limited-slip differential converting the engine’s power to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential manual /“TouchTronic 2” automatic gearbox.
The front-mid mounted engine boasts of a max torque of 620Nm@ 5,500 revs per minute and displaces 573 ponies @ 6,750 revs per minute. Although the tip speed of the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish is slightly slower than the DBS at 295km/h, it sprints from zero to 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds. For an optimized start, the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish comes with a Launch Control system that delivers a perfect launch by synchronizing the various traction aids with the gearbox and the throttle.
In the cabin, the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish comes with all the necessary luxuries of a Grand Tourer and borrows some of its cabin gear from the One-77 and the DBS as well. With a 368 liter luggage space, the spacious cabin of the Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish boasts of Black Alcantara inserts-fitted One-77-derived leather steering wheel. Leather-and carbon fiber trimming make the interior appear even posher. The Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish will be shipped out to customers in UK and Europe sometime in the latter half of 2012. And prices would be starting at £189,995.