The 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish is the company’s most-expensive model and a flagship for the brand, one of the most impressive grand touring cars in the world. The 2017 model is largely unchanged from the previous year, aside from an updated infotainment system. The Vanquish name adorns the rear of the latest in a long line of luxury GTs from the marque – with styling cues and advanced construction techniques pinched from that ultra-expensive supercar. Updates introduced for the 2014 model have looked to address issues raised by testers in the past – namely the old-hat gearbox and handling that lacked a little sparkle.
2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Engine Performance
The 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish is a 5.9-litre V12, and it sounds fantastic. According to one tester, “The rich, multi-layered V12 exhaust note is glorious”. Used by Aston Martin in various guises in both previous and current models, the V12 produces 568hp here, and thanks to that noise, the desire to explore every one of the horsepower on offer is overwhelming. The new eight-speed automatic is not only smoother and more efficient than the old one, but improves performance, too. Top speed has risen by 18mph, so the Vanquish now breaks the 200mph barrier, and the 0-60 time has dropped under four seconds.
2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Design
We wanted an interior that struck the perfect balance between intimacy and comfort. We went back to the beginning. All-new components. Brand-new materials. Unique interior environments. The cockpit of Vanquish works in complete harmony with the exterior form. It’s a seamless experience. The embossed Strathmore leather comes as standard and gives absolute consistency. Upgrade to either Caithness, for a luxury ambience, or Balmoral, to experience semi-aniline leather of the highest quality. Hand-selected from the top 10-percent of raw hide then milled and framed by hand for an incredibly smooth feel, the Balmoral finish is unparallelled.
Grand Tourer is a category, but it’s also a purpose. We knew that to create our Ultimate GT demanded increasing both boot and cabin room. We delivered. The story is told by three stunning numbers. 37mm more legroom. 60% more boot space. An unbelievable 140% more interior space than DBS. Vanquish isn’t just the greatest Grand Tourer we’ve ever built, it’s also the grandest.
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