Aston Martin is well-known for delivering an outstanding productS with a legacy automatically recognizable from far. In that moment when you see an Aston Martin you know, that is an Aston Martin. Its particular style is emblematic for the brand. Fill it up with stylish aesthetics, top-notch materials, and a powerful engine, this kind of cars are the purest desire for everybody. The 2015 Vanquish is a grand tourer introduced back in 2001, and the Vanquish and Aston Martin easily relates to James Bond films, a reciprocal partnership that makes famous the one and the other.
Probably the only flank in this car (not only this car, all the Aston Martin models) is that the 2015 Vanquish looks old among the competition. It has the same VH architecture since 2004, and the same 5.9 L V12. A new platform will arrive in upcoming releases, when AMG-sourced V8 engines will replace the current engines options in Aston Martin.
The 2015 Vanquish is slower and old comparing it with the competence, is true. But that’s the unique style of Aston Martin. The Aston Martin’s cars are intended to be wealthy assets, only for those with refined taste and bulky bank accounts. The speed and performance are important but Aston Martin is willing to sacrifice that for an aesthetically flawless car.
Let’s review this royal British car.
Drivetrain and Performance
Huge engines with plenty of liters of capacity and V12 configurations are usual in Aston Martin models, something that will disappear anytime soon. The pressure by climatic change and customer needs demands a new structure of drivetrain and engine. For now, the 2015 Vanquish has a colossal DOHC 48-valve 5.9 L V12 with aluminum block and heads and port fuel injection engine, delivering up to 568 horsepower at 6650 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque at 5500 rpm, paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting, sending power to the rear wheels. The specs move it from standstill to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, and from standstill to 150 mph in just 13.9 seconds. The top speed goes up to 201 mph.
The Vanquish is incredibly fast, but the competitors are way faster. Is relative, because not too many are so obsessed with speed, but there is a important percent of people who does.
Design Line and Interior
This supercar has an aesthetical quality that makes it so special. The silhouette is smooth and really elegant. There is nothing as elegant as the 2015 Vanquish and almost is a requirement to wear a suit to drive one of these. The front fascia looks amazing with that double grille and bumper. The LED headlights are almost an acknowledgment signal that is an Aston Martin. The long hood with that fall into the trunk gives an authentic sporty sensation while the side panels have really drastic lines and the alloy wheels are just incredible. The rear of the car is also patented by Aston Martin. The rear style is found in almost all its repertory, and it’s an outstanding work of design with that tiny spoiler and the end of the trunk.
The interior is typical, full of amenities, eccentricities, top-notch material, as pure visual entertainment. The luxury is amplified by that incredible and sophisticated design. Simple, classy, and luxurious all the way. The steering wheel is quite simple but fit with the futuristic design of the overall cockpit. The sports seats are flawless with top-quality leather. The only thing that has to be improved in the car is the infotainment system (already done drastically with the RapidE S).
The Bottom Line for the Vanquish
Aston Martin is one of the best luxury sports supercar maker in the entire world. An earned fame with effort, unique style, powerful engines, and opulent and prestigious masterpieces. The 2015 Vanquish is no exception.
Starting price US$288.000