2014 Aston Martin Vanquish structure serves as an excellent platform for the adaptive independent suspension. Both the front and rear of the chassis is suspended with double-wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bars and three-stage monotube dampers .The brakes are carbon-ceramic discs with six-piston calipers (over 15.7 x 1.4-inch rotors) shared with the automaker’s One-77 supercar in the front and four-piston calipers (over 14.2 x 1.3-inch rotors) in the rear.
With the Sport button engaged, the gearbox is surprisingly intuitive as it holds shifts well and downshifts under hard deceleration. Shifts were quick, but not perfect as still found one or two turns when press the pedal to the floor and the transmission would drop harshly to a lower ratio nearly unsettling the chassis.
The interior cockpit is composed of full grain leather, polished aluminum detailing, and comes with a wide variety of sound and navigation features, including a Bang & Olufsen 15-speaker audio system. It is beautiful to look at, it has presence and atmosphere and it is still less ostentatious than its competition, even in matte orange. Plus, the body is now a melange of aluminum, magnesium alloy and carbon-fiber composite for extra exotica.
This hand assembled piece of craftsmanship, which boasts a 6.0-liter V12 engine and a staggering 565 horsepower. With strong bonds to racing cars of the past, the Vanquish is blisteringly fast where it moving from 0 to 100km/h in under 4 seconds.The standard transmission is a rear mid mounted six speed Touchtronic 2 automatic and the rear wheel drive coupe is fitted with a mechanical limited-slip differential.