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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