With the new DB9 receiving favourable responses, Aston Martin will revamp its flagship Vanquish later this year and take its peak power from 343 kW to a shattering 380 kW.
With the new DB9 receiving favourable responses, Aston Martin will revamp its flagship Vanquish later this year and take its peak power from 343 kW to 380 kW.
Aston Martin's idea was to push the power of its 5,9-litre V12 up by ten per cent, enough power to give the Vanquish a top speed in excess of 320 km/h. Previously the car reached about 315 km/h and in its latest guise it is hoped that it will be able to cover zero-to-100 km/h in around four seconds.
'It's no good doing something like a three per cent hike, it has to be a more substantial increase,' Aston Martin head Uli Bez told .
Along with the increased power (as demanded by customers), the new Vanquish will also received an improved braking system and chassis, and a new interior.
The DB9's centre console will probably replace the aged facia used in the Vanquish too, after it was sported in the Bertone Jet 2 concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month.
Aston boss Bez has also confirmed that the revival of the Lagonda name in the next few years is a strong possibility. No planning or designing has gone into it, but it must be considered, he added.
And the Vanquish-based four-seat sports estate, the Bertone Jet 2 seen uncovered this month, could end up in production after a positive reception at the Geneva show.
"The Jet shows that after the DB9 and Vantage V8 there is still the possibility of another future for Aston Martin. We must decide what it means to Aston Martin to stretch the proportions, see if we can lift this idea into our regular programme. But we are in no hurry to do anything," Bez said.
Original article from Car