Aston Martin Vanquish Makes 2012 LA Auto Show Reveal

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

At long last, the all-new Aston Martin Vanquish has concluded its “Americas’ preview tour” at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show after traveling through several destinations in the U.S. and Canada.

Called a “new breed of grand tourer” by the British automaker, the new Vanquish is powered by a 6.0-liter V8 engine with 565 hp, 45 hp more than outgoing DBS. In addition, the Vanquish benefits from the One-77 with a carbon fiber body offering a significant weight savings to the sporty coupe.

The new flagship model for Aston Martin has 457 lb-ft of torque to back up its ponies, helping make the 60-mph sprint in 4.1 seconds from a standstill. Its top speed is rated at 183 mph and will have a luxurious price tag of $279,995 once it hits dealerships in the first quarter of 2013.

GALLERY: Aston Martin Vanquish

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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