The Vanquish name is reprised for the DBS replacement. A volante (convertible) variant is expected to follow in 2013.

The Vanquish name is reprised for the DBS replacement. A volante (convertible) variant is expected to follow in 2013.

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Aston Martin has released some details and pictures of its new Vanquish model, a replacement for the DBS.

Aston Martin says the Vanquish features the next generation of the VH architecture as well as a significantly upgraded 6.0-litre V12 engine that is 'considerably more potent than before'.

Styling cues such as the elegant new waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades are derived from the One-77 supercar.

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “Today’s Vanquish is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin design ethos, engineering innovation and technical ability. It offers luxurious, continent-crossing capability and pure driving excitement without compromise.

“Bearing the same name as the iconic original Vanquish that did so much to cement Aston Martin’s reputation as a maker of great GT cars in the modern era, I believe the car unveiled today once again puts this great British brand at the top of its class.

“The new Vanquish mixes beautiful design with impressive technology such as the superb new infotainment system. This is the latest incarnation of everything we know, informed and developed from One-77. It is the ultimate Super Grand Tourer – confident and assured – and is the newest representation of Power, Beauty and Soul.”

Aston Martin says that the revised naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine has a power peak of 565 bhp (573 PS) making it Aston Martin’s most potent production model yet, outmuscled only by the strictly limited edition GBP1.2m One-77 supercar.   

The car will come with a top speed of 183 mph and a 0-62 mph figure of 4.1 seconds.

Aston says that each body panel on the car is constructed from carbon fibre because of its high strength-to-weight ratio and flexibility of form. Torsional rigidity is improved by more than 25%, the company claims.

Practical improvements include a newly designed and significantly more spacious cabin and a boot that, at 368 litres, is more than 60% larger than that of the DBS.

Dr Bez said: “The Aston Martin range is stronger now than at any time in our 99-year history. The new Vanquish represents the perfect way to signal the beginning of our centenary celebrations next year.”

Priced from GBP189,995 RRP first deliveries of the new sports car are expected to begin in the UK and Continental Europe late in 2012.