Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Design
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was available as a coupe or 2 +2 2 seats. The distinctive radiator grille and lower air intake is flanked by distinctive lamps and intermittent driving. Both front and hood panel flaps include a series of finely detailed sweeping compound curves back to intersect dramatically with the shape of the main cabin. The rear fender also widen from the side of the body, which dates back to a large rear deck that supports the upper cabin, reminiscent of the Aston Martin DB5.
The main body structure including the new Vanquish V12 floor and the front and rear bulkheads are formed from extruded sections of aluminum and riveted together around the central transmission tunnel is constructed entirely of carbon fiber. Single piece side sections of the body with composite interiors windscreen pillars carbon fiber are also linked to the central structure to create a safety cell of high resistance.
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Engine
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is powered by a 5.9 L (5935 cc) 48-valve 60 ° V12 engine that produces 343 kW (460 hp) and 542 N · m (400 ft · lbf) of torque. It is controlled by a throttle fly-by-wire and 6 speed ‘paddle shift’ or semi-automatic transmission and will accelerate to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds and 100 mph in under 10 seconds.
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Criticisms
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish has drawn criticism for a number of weaknesses in its design. In particular, interior materials have been cited as unfit for a car of this price and prestige. Much of the aluminum trim is actually plastic and various instruments related items are visibly less exotic products from Ford Motor Company. Other concerns of owners and testers included the weight and apparent deficiencies cooling system of the car. Weighing over two tons with driver and fuel sports car aspirations were drawn into question by its cooling system, which apparently could not withstand sustained track activity in hot weather and excess weight.