British sports car maker Aston Martin has turned up the heat on its flagship grand tourer to make the new Vanquish S. For the second-gen Vanquish’s evolution to S specification, Aston has made a raft of upgrades to the engine and chassis. Now given that the brand sells its cars in India via the fully imported route, we expect the new Vanquish S to be sold in the country soon after its global launch. Aston currently sells the standard Vanquish, Vanquish Volante, Rapide S and the recently launched DB 11 under its GT range of cars for India.
For this S specification, the 6-litre naturally aspirated V12 now makes nearly 600bhp (up from 570bhp) of power thanks to a revised intake system. The 8-speed automatic gearbox has also been recalibrated for smoother low-speed gear shifts. Like most S models from Aston, the Vanquish S has received a few suspension upgrades with retuned dampers, anti-roll bars and different spring rates.
Visually, the Vanquish S can be distinguished by a new aerodynamic package. Made from exposed carbon fibre, this revised front splitter and rear diffuser combine to reduce frontal lift at high speeds. Optional extras, meanwhile, include carbon fibre bonnet louvers, different 5-spoke alloy wheels and painted graphics packs.
Aston Martin has revealed that the Vanquish S will go on sale soon in both coupe and Volante (convertible) form with prices starting from £199,950 (Rs 1.69 crore) in the UK.