We can only hope the new Aston Martin will make it into the next James Bond flick -- or at least the one after "Skyfall" coming to theaters October 2012.
The recently unveiled AM 310 Vanquish -- a 6-liter V-12 engine vehicle -- can speed up from 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and tops out at 183 mph. The Vanquish is a "super" grand tourer, according to Aston Martin, which essentially means it is designed for luxury, long-distance driving.
The influence of the One-77 is apparent outside in the carbon-fiber bodied Vanquish's stretched lines and rear lights, and that's not a wing on the back, it's an "Aero Duct." Ahem.
However, it's the interior that cribs shamelessly from the halo car with the center console treatment of etched and LED-ringed inputs. If it's as nice to use as it looks, it could set the standard. The reshaped, twin-material steering wheel is also a nice touch. Other interior tweaks include a larger cabin and larger trunk (hallelujah) that can swallow 368 liters, which makes it more capacious than the boot of the Volkswagen Golf.
Underhood there's a 55-horsepower bump over the DBS, to 565 hp, assisted by an unchanged 420 pound-feet of torque.
Among the tech elements included in the car that have become more mainstream -- navigation system, iPhon docking, etc. -- it also features itself as Wi-Fi hub.
See -- and hear -- the Vanquish in this Aston Martin video:
Deliveries of the supercar will begin in 2013 for the starting price (yes, staring) of $279,995. As the Globe and Mail points out though, this is pocket change compared to Aston Martin's currently sold out $2 million V12 Zagato.