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2014 Aston Martin Vanquish

Squirrelling Away In Motown With British Royalty As far as unexpected encounters with wild animals go, squirrels don't normally rate. The furry little nut-smugglers are omnipresent fixtures in my neck of the woods – literally – so a chance meeting doesn't warrant caution the way a bear or even an ornery raccoon might. But one's list of priorities can't help but change a bit at 175 miles per hour. That was exactly the case when I drove this Aston Martin's predecessor, the DBS, a few years ago. I was hammering around a closed course – Ford's Romeo proving grounds... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
5.9L V12
Power:
565 HP / 457 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic
Base Price:
$282,820
As-Tested Price:
$303,635
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    Official: Aston Martin celebrates milestone with Centenary Vanquish
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    Aston Martin is marking its 100th anniversary with special edition versions of its V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide and Vanquish. The automaker will only build 100 Centenary Edition versions of each car. The first of those is the Vanquish, which boasts a special graduated paint finish and sterling silver badges with a unique enamel inlay. Indoors, buyers can ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish [w/video]
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    A Carbon-Fiber Successor To The Flagship DBS A terrible wave of sadness engulfed me from the driver's seat of the Aston Martin as its speedometer needle crept towards 130 miles per hour. My anguish only grew as the upcoming corner filled the windscreen. As my right foot pressed firmly against the aluminum brake pedal, I began to feel pity for the ...

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    Confirmed: Top Gear blokes starting supercar road trip across USA
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    According to the Twitter musings of one Jeremy Clarkson, the Top Gear UK crew is back in the States for another harebrained adventure, this time in a trio of comely supercars. Judging by some grainy Twitter pics, Clarkson is in Las Vegas with Richard Hammond and James May, set to drive cross-country in a Lexus LFA, SRT Viper and Aston Martin ...

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    Official: Aston Martin releases copious images of the Vanquish [w/video]
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    The multimedia dam has finally been opened on the Aston Martin Vanquish. The curviest version of Aston's muscled design language spent a bunch of time in Italy with Aston's favorite photographer, Rene Staud, showing off its angles and colors in the Tuscan dusk. What's more, there's official driving footage and Aston put together a three-part video series ...

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    Monterey: 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish is a rhapsody in blue [w/video]
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    Aston Martin gave the 2013 Vanquish its North American debut yesterday evening at the McCall Motorworks Revival ahead of this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. With blue paintwork that looks good enough to eat and plenty of carbon fiber trim work inspired by the similarly delicious One-77, the newest version of the Vanquish looks like it will fit ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #288 LIVE
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    We record Episode #288 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, meaning you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below and chime in to direct our conversation. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern ...

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    Aston Martin Vanquish configurator now online
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    If you've got a few seconds to spare, we suggest heading toward the Aston Martin website for a little virtual window shopping. The supercar manufacturer has officially rolled out the configurator for the new Vanquish, and while the options are limited to a gaggle of colors, a few wheel choices and some carbon fiber trim, it's still fun to figure out just ...

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    Official: Aston Martin makes the Vanquish official
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    After what started with a puzzlingly innocuous 'reveal' at Villa d'Este, the debutante known as the Aston Martin Vanquish has now been officially and formally introduced. With the DBS having nearly cashed its chips – it carries on with special editions for now – this is the new ultimate Aston. Yes it sits on the VH platform – albeit one ...

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    Spy Shots: Aston Martin Vanquish goes for the gold on 'Ring as official info leaks out
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    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 ...

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    Spy Shots: Aston Martin AM 310 Concept shows up in Italy... could it be the Vanquish? *UPDATE
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    Aston Martin recently took a right-hand drive version of the company's AM 310 Concept for a spin in Italy. The coupe was on hand for a brief photo shoot, and sported a few different details from the model we saw debut at Villa d'Este. Marked by a more sane set of wheels and a more demure grille, this machine looks almost ready for production. Aston Martin ...

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    Breaking: Aston Martin's DBS successor resurrects Vanquish moniker, with likely Pebble Beach debut
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    A week ago, Aston Martin showed off the new AM310 concept at Villa d'Este. Now we know what the DBS replacement will be called when the production version arrives, thanks to the snoops at CAR magazine: Vanquish. The resurrected moniker, last used on the V12 GT flagship that Aston retired in 2007, is plainly visible on the decklid of the car shown above, ...

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    Project Kahn retrofit interior for Aston Martin Vanquish S
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of Project Kahn's interior for the Aston Martin Vanquish S If you haven't been living in a cave, shut off from the fantastic world of European supercars for the past decade, then you'll likely know that Aston Martin has been hard at work on a succession of new flagships since the vaunted Vanquish. But Aston Martin is an ...

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    VIDEO: Mustang gets Aston Martin Vanquish V12
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    Click above to view video after jumpFor decades, the Ford Mustang has been a symbol of affordable performance. While the average GT will still run you less than $30,000, for many that is merely the starting point. Next is the booming Ford Mustang aftermarket business, where you can beef up every square inch of your ponycar. One item not commonly found in a ...

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    Mustang-based Aston Vanquishes other replicas
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    Click on the images to view in high resolution In our day-to-day, we come across a fair number of replicars. Some are especially convincing, while others are just plain bonkers. Far more so than the Miata-based AMX07 we brought you back in 2006, this Aston Martin V12 Vanquish replica could have had us fooled. Made by Ontario, Canada-based Exclusive Motor ...

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    Aston Martin closing historic factory
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    Later today, Aston Martin will be closing its historic Newport Pagnell factory, and CAR magazine will be on hand to cover the story live from the facility. The plant produces the V12 Vanquish, and after its shuttering, the center will be leveled in order to erect a series of office parks and residential housing.Although the plant has been in operation for ...

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    Spy Shots: Aston Martin DBS caught on Autobahn
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    PistonHeads just posted a bunch of pics of the new Aston Martin DBS. Although the car was wearing DBRS9 badges, it's actually believed to be the DBS that is expected to take the place of the outgoing Vanquish in the A-M lineup. The car was caught unattended after a high speed run on one of Germany's Autobahnnen. There's still some confusion about how the ...

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    Aston Martin Vanquish S going out in style with Ultimate Edition, stickshift conversion
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    Click to enlarge illustrationAston Martin's range-topping GT, the Vanquish S, is nearing the end of its run as the British marque's top dog, and to give it a proper sendoff, a special edition will be built. The Vanquish S Ultimate Edition, limited to just 40 cars, will be finished in a model-specific Ultimate Black paint. Inside, the all-black cabin will ...

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    Ferrari Enzo named world's 'most iconic car'
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    When the The Zurich Iconic Car Index sought out to find the best of the best in the Super Car market, there were a lot of really tough choices. High-dollar items like the Bugatti Veyron, Carerra GT, and the Vanquish cost a ton and have cache coming out their tail pipes. The competition was based off of a "complicated" formula of price, power, performance, ...

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    Line to buy Ford's Aston Martin grows
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    At least five potential Aston Martin buyers have now whipped out their platinum cards in anticipation of taking the esteemed carmaker off Ford's hands. One London banker said, "The interesting question is whether this is just going to be a scrap between the rich men of Russia and the rich men of the Middle East." It's interesting to note the plethora of ...

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    Investors looking to make bid on Aston Martin
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    The idea of Ford selling off Aston Martin still strikes some as odd. The luxury marque has turned a corner over the past few years and has now become a successful jewel in the crown of FoMoCo. Regardless, the Blue Oval has made overtures that Aston may be up for sale, but as is the case with both Jaguar and Land Rover, one minute they're open to offers and ...

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