Details of the next supercar from Aston Martin have leaked out online. Based on previous reporting and subsequent spy shots, we already knew the machine would retake the Vanquish title and that its styling would be almost indiscernible from the marque's well-received AM 310 Concept.

Based on the leaked official info, expect a full spate of carbon fiber bodywork wrapped tightly around the latest iteration of Aston's VH platform. A 6.0-liter V12 engine will be nestled up front that sends 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.

The leather-lined cabin will apparently be available in both two-seat and 2+2 configurations, while pricing is said to start around $300,000 in the US or £189,995 if you live in the UK.

As you can see, Aston Martin is busy testing its new Vanquish at the Nürburgring, but we're not expecting an official introduction until the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September. Have a sneak peek at our gallery of spy photos above and the official leaked images from Aston Martin below.


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      Felspawn
      • 2 Years Ago
      James May will not Approve...
        Tom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Felspawn
        ... and frankly, there's no better arbiter of what is or isn't brand-appropriate for Aston Martin.
      brianthelion
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do they really need another DB9/DBS/Virage? The Vanquish moniker deserves a completely new design, not just new taillights.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      The first generation Vanquish remains one of my top 3 favorite cars of all. This just doesn't look different enough or special enough to be called the Vanquish. This looks like yet another variation of the DB9/Virage. I'm sure it will do well for the company, but the first generation car will always have that wide-body beauty that defined Aston Martins of old.
      RGT881
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a mere facelift and not one deserving the Vanquish moniker. Who knows? Maybe they held a focus group composed of current clientele and they told them to change as little as possible. Perhaps follow in 911 steps. Although 991 looks distinct and modern whereas this looks a bit, dare I say, outdated
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      565hp and 457lbft is more than decent, especially if they managed to make the V12 sound even better than before. This seems to have dropped a lot of the subtlety and classy looks in favor of a more sporting appearance, so it better perform miles better than even a DBS in order to justify some of the questionable protrusions.
        ratpack
        • 2 Years Ago
        @k_m94
        "457lb-ft is more than decent"... to be honest i would expect greater torque figures from that 6.0 v12... even my 42 years old stock big block buick v8 produces more torque (510lb-ft)
      sundell131313
      • 2 Years Ago
      how hard is it for aston to redesign a steering wheel? theyve been using the same one for 10 years it seems. it looks like something from the ford parts bin circa 2002.
      Nowuries
      • 2 Years Ago
      I absolutely love the taillights with the Aston wings in them... they are amazing. Disappointed that there isn't much updated in the interior, but I bet there was no need as it was stunning before. I just hope they have finally selected a gearbox without all the woes of the previous one.
      Ejvind Andersen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Am I the only thinking that the lip on that thing isn't exactly doing any thing good for the looks of that car. Looks like something from NFS underground, which if I may ad, is not a quality I'm looking for in my next supercoupé (if I could ever afford one).
      dtrump_21
      • 2 Years Ago
      sorry but it's horrible very little finesse they are destroying the company and it's sad :(
        RampantFury
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dtrump_21
        And just how are they "destroying" the company?
          dtrump_21
          • 2 Years Ago
          @RampantFury
          The world renowned beautiful cars they have designed up until now have helped form the brand image they have today. This latest effort isn't in the same league imo
      Autoblogist
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, Masonry doesn't even have to try anymore.
      AJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      6.0 v12 should be able to produce more than 565hp and 451 torques.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AJ
        *457 "torques", and nope, that is plenty. Seeing that you bring up displacement, that is 94hp/L and 76lbft/L. Not only an improvement over the outgoing engine (470-510hp, 420-440lbft) but respectable figures for a naturally aspirated engine that doesn't have to rev over 8,500 rpm like a similar displacement Ferrari V12.
          HydraulicDragon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          I'm honestly not that impressed with 94hp/liter. A 370z NISMO is pushing 94.59 per liter in a car that is less than $50k. Maybe its just me, but I feel like a company as prestigious as Aston Martin should be able to pull off better.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AJ
        It doesn't have VVT or direct fuel injection.
          Lab Rat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carguy1701
          Exactly... And it still has pretty impressive hp/displacement figures.
          Samuel
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carguy1701
          Wrong. The 60hp extra from the DBS is actually gained from the addition of VVT. That, and the tuned intake and manifolds (also new) and revised exhausts. With DI however, I could easily imagine this engine pushing past 100hp/litre easily. But that's not the point of an Aston; leave it to the Italians trying to kill each other (and the driver) by adding billion unnecessary hp to each succeeding model.
      LynxFX
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love Aston, I like the design of the new Vanquish, but wow is that a horrible color combination. The gold accents look especially bad and most look out of place.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LynxFX
        [blocked]
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LynxFX
        Its a mule. It isn't supposed to look pretty.
          LynxFX
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carguy1701
          Didn't catch that it was a mule, but you are right. Might still be minor camo on there.
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