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Aston Martin Vanquish (2012) video review

 

Watch CAR magazine's video road test of the new 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish in our player above. Dep ed Ben Barry tested the new DBS replacement on the taxing roads of north Wales and you can hear his verdict in CAR's new film.

The Vanquish uses the latest evolution of the VH architecture – the aluminium-intensive manufacturing philosophy which underpins every Aston Martin bar the Toyota-derived Cygnet. But this one adds carbonfibre to the alloys to trim weight further and the 6.0-litre V12 has never sounded so good, reports our road tester.

Click here for our full Aston Martin Vanquish first drive review. And if you like this video, you'll find more like it in the new CAR magazine app – the interactive digital edition of CAR magazine, available now on Apple Newsstand and iTunes.

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supercarrambler

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supercarrambler says

RE: Aston Martin Vanquish (2012) video review

I have a supersoft spot for Aston, yes the Ferrari is dynamically better but ..... It would be good to see Aston Martin put the Vanquish on a different floor pan to the DB9 and bring the fight on to Ferrari.

Good luck at Gaydon you deserve a parent company who loves, cherishes and invests in you. 

04 December 2012 09:56

 

papagomp

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papagomp says

RE: Aston Martin Vanquish (2012) video review

 Wonderful, wonderful video chaps. Car sounds fantatsic, BB is on fine form in his analysis. It has also made me readdress my view of the Vanquish, which was not as positive as it is now. Well done guys a really good piece of work.

01 December 2012 17:11

 

rob3200

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RE: Aston Martin Vanquish (2012) video review

This is a terrific video. Ben Barry comes across superbly. Not sure about the car though, I've got a nagging feeling that modern Astons are "of their time" and that time was a few years ago! The styling is as predictable as Volvos used to be. I can't help feeling that £190K is an awful lot of dosh for a nice exhaust note........

30 November 2012 19:58

 

gtrslngr

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gtrslngr says

RE: Aston Martin Vanquish (2012) video review

 Lets see now .

 

Costs £190,000 

 

Is out performed by everything in its class from the Z06 on up 

 

The styling pretty much    distracts from the whole Gentleman's Sports Car ethos of Aston Martin 

 

The company's future at present is a best ..... questionable 

 

And again costs £190,000 .... before options no doubt . Nope . Not much to recommend on this one what so ever . 

 

But ...... the video was good . CAR TV in the future possibly ? 

30 November 2012 15:39

 

kubrick

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kubrick says

RE: Aston Martin Vanquish (2012) video review

 I don't care much about the car, but the video is a very decent effort - I particularly like the editing, which lends it a certain impetus, even though it's basically just good ol' Ben talking, interspersed with the odd outside driving footage. The sound editing - which, I presume, can't have been that easy a job - also plays its part in making the video appear surprisingly dynamic. 

More of this, please. 

30 November 2012 15:25

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