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Aston Martin Vanquish Volante public debut at Pebble Beach next month

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante (pictured) will make its public debut at Pebble Beach in August

Aston Martin is 100 years old this year so they’re pulling out all the stops for this year’s Pebble Beach, with the first public debut for both the new Vanquish Volante and V12 Vanquish S.

The Vanquish Volante was revealed last month as an impressive soft top take on the new Vanquish, with Aston Martin claiming the new Vanquish Volante as the stiffest convertible ever built by Aston and promising the same performance as its tin-top sibling – 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds and 183mph – as well as a distinct like of the shimmy and shake many Aston convertibles exhibit. The month before the reveal of the Vanquish Volante, Aston Martin also revealed the new V12 Vantage S as the quickest production Aston ever, offering 565 willing horses, a new 7-speed Sportshift 3 automated manual ‘box, new sports exhaust and ceramic brakes.

Both the Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S are impressive offerings from AML, especially as they’re both based on the same platform and V12 engine Aston Martin have been using for more than a decade. They’re far from new tech, but they are both credible offerings.

But it won’t just be the two new production cars on show from Aston at pebble this year, as Aston Martin are also taking the CC100 Speedster Concept for its first outing to the colonies to show the Americans they really can build something new (well, new looking – it’s still got the VHM platform and AM11 V12 lump).

But it’s all enough to make a credible show for Aston Martin’s centenary celebration at Pebble Beach in August.


By Cars UK