Aaron Hussain is dead. That’s what the article should say at the top of this page because as of now, I’m slowly dying.
Coursework is killing me at college, I don’t have any free time to play Forza 7 because I have to write a 5000 word report by the beginning of next year.
It gets even worse in history.
The cheeky woman who thinks I like the subject has it all wrong, I’m stressed on how to structure paragraphs and I’m having a hard bloody time explaining why Martin Luther King is the “greatest thing since sliced bread”!
But since I’m currently not attending that shit (for once…), here’s what I’m predicting for the upcoming Aston Martin Vanquish.
From what I’m seeing from the prototype, the front end looks like it’s a direct hommage to various Zagato-bodied Astons of the past- even the recent half-million pound Vanquish Zagato.
Nonetheless, the new Vantage and DB11 showed us that Aston is desiring to move away from the sharp, thin styling trends of old, and towards a fatter, more butch trends of new. I like this.
The rear end so far looks like a more aggressive, gym-lad version of the DB11. That ought to be nice, although personally, I’m hoping that it’ll look somewhat like the new Vantage.
There’s no denying that the Vanquish will use exactly the same 5.2 litre twin turbocharged V12 as the DB11. What is questionable however is how much more powerful it’ll be.
The DB11 on it’s own produces a meaty 592bhp. So, I’m predicting that it’ll have around 650, so that the Vanquish is worth justifying a potentially £50,000 extra over. But there could be more…
The fact of the matter is: the Vanquish will sit on exactly the same platform as the DB11, so it depends on how the engineers strengthen the chassis and suspension so, it can handle the added power and torque.
Speaking of handling-
Alongside the cliches, Aston are bound to introduce some pretty innovative stuff to the new Vanquish as it’s their flagship model (below the stupidly expensive Lagonda).
I’m predicting a sharpened 8-speed ZF automatic used in the new generations of Astons, with some racy carbon fibre flappy paddles being offered. Alongside a heavily modified version of the new E-diff that’s found in the new Vantage.
Shocks and springs will be led by a former Lotus engineer, so while this car may be a big barge, I’m guessing that it’ll handle like a car half it’s size.
4 wheel steering? Potentially a thing, because that’ll seriously help with this car’s cornering.
More Supercar Than GT
It’s been confirmed that Aston are going for a more hardcore thoroughbred approach with the new Vanquish rather than a suave sports GT car.
Andy Palmer himself has even said; “We are aiming to compete with the 812 Superfast.” which suggests that the Bentley Continental GT is completely out of the equation. That’s what the supposedly more elegant DB11 is for.
And that’s a good thing. Aston desperately need to come up with something to replace the bonkers V8 Vantage of the early ’90s. They need to create more of a loud brute to properly rival Ferrari, as opposed to a smooth ballet dancer rivalling Bentley.
The upcoming Vanquish should hopefully fill that gap- and in style!