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In 2001 at the Geneva Motor Show Ian Callum’s creation, the first generation V12 Vanquish was introduced – The Aston Martin Vanquish. Virage range successor was produced from 2001 to 2005.
Aston Martin has been known for its collaboration with the James Bond series. Aston Martin has been featured in Goldfinger, Golden Eye, Skyfall, Spectre and eight other James Bond movies (including Casino Royale, Tommorrow never dies and Thunderball), so it didn’t come as a surprise when the DB9 GT Bond Edition was announced. The cars were unique because each limited edition came with an exclusive specification.
The Aston Martin Vantage V8 Volante was a star of the “The Living Daylights” movie. It had spike-producing tires, sideline triggers and the capability of self-destruction.
The “Die Another Day” movie featured the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish which in the film was equipped with adaptive camouflage which allowed the car to become invisible on the push of a button.
Only by looking at what “roles” the vanquish convertibles had it easy to understand why they are so popular.
In 2004 a new unveiling took place – the Vanquish S, with a more powerful engine and a new, aerodynamic design. Te DBS took the place of the vanquish convertibles, V12 Vanquish and Vanquish S in 2007.
The year 2012 came with a revival of the Vanquish brand with a new successor to the DBS.
The styling cues like the elongated side strakes inspired by the Aston Martin One-77 made 2012 Vanquish a success. It’s all carbon fiber body is showed by the carbon fiber skirt, showing us that it uses more carbon fiber than the Generation 2 VH utilized for the DBS. We need to mention the Alcantara and hand-stiched leather interior wich come in a wide range of colors. The engine sends the power to the rear wheels and uses a fully catalyzed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves. The suspension is a lightweight aluminum front subframe, and the breaks are carbon ceramic discs with four-piston calipers in the back and six in the front. The Vanquish was a success so naturally in 2013 came a Vanquish convertible that was expected by many.
The 100 anniversary of Aston Martin in 2013 also came with a surprise – the airlifting of a Vanquish. The show with the Vanquish convertible took place in Dubai, at the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel.
The Vanquish Volante is a Vanquish equivalent with full carbon fiber skin, third generation Brembo(398mm x 36 mm front/ 362 mm x 32 mm rear CCM).
The Vanquish equivalent history includes the 5,9-liter V12 engine produced between 2013-2014 Vanquish coupé and the 5,9-liter V12 engine manufactured in the same period Vanquish Volante. Both versions can brag with acceleration from 0 to 60mph in 4,1 seconds and 6-sp auto transmission.
The 2014 Vanquish coupé and Vanquish Volante are both 5,9-liter V12 Vanquish convertible with the 8-sp auto transmission. The Vanquish coupé has a max speed of 201 mph with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 3,6 seconds. The Vanquish Volante has a max speed of 197 mph and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 3,8 seconds.
The Vanquish convertible, Volante, integrates an AM29 V12 engine with 630Nm of torque and a peak power of 576 Ps (568 bhp).
The transaxle eight-speed transmission is the most advanced gearbox fitted on an Aston Martin and was developed in collaboration with ZF industrial partner. For the Vanquish convertible Volante to produce the same driving experience as the Coupé, Aston Martin designed the 2015 version to be the most rigid one. The engine has the capability to increase by 12% versus the previous versions.
The multi- layer fabric lightweight roof adds only 9 kg and the clever storage of the roof means that the boot space is reduced only by 89 liters. Either the roof down or up its figure remains at 279 liters.
Taking down the roof of the vanquish convertibles takes about only 14 seconds. The roof is multi-layered combining different materials to allow great comfort. For noise reduction rubber combined with acrylic twill and a polyester lining has been chosen. The interlayers of Thinsulate ensure heat retention of the waterproof rooftop. The advanced material engineering can also be seen from the inside of the car; the cabin finish highlighting the Romona headlining.
They say the devil lies in the details and the glass key that perfectly fits in the center console will unleash the bass, deep growl of the V12.
Whenever you sit in the, vanquish convertible you feel wrapped in the car just admiring the skyline shining on the center console which mimics a waterfall. The all around visibility is perfect for the size of the car, especially with the roof down.
Driving the car on roads definitely gives a particular kind of sensation- from the flat body of the car, feeling it’s stiffness while riding and enjoying the music of the V12 all work together well for a special kind of experience.
The adaptive damping can be set to track or sport. The way you set the driving mode will affect the Servotronic steering system which is hydraulically assisted, switching from firm to firmer. You can also break out of the amount of grip into oversteer by setting to Track mode and modifying the traction control.
While driving, you can find scuttle shake signs on more broken surfaces. The rear- view mirror is a little wobbly but you probably won’t even notice it thanks to all the comfort the Vanquish convertible offers you. If you don’t want the problem to be amplified, it is important to think about the roads you’ll be driving it!
The ride is at least good, and the handling is pretty good as well. The car is predictable and can be classified as “neutral-handling”. If you wish not to be fully involved in steering but to be able to admire the view the vanquish convertible offers you – it’s the right car for you.
The gearbox is automatic but offers the possibility of auto mode or manual.It offers seamless shift and effortless cruising is definitely the strong point of the transmission and engine.
The price tag is a little bit high, but if you can afford it it’s definitely worth it. The looks of the car, the curves, the aerodynamics are just a few of the great points of the car. The interior definitely m you feel in a certain way at that price tag and definitely helps complete the whole driving experience of vanquish convertible.
The sound the engine makes is something to admire and the way everybody will be admiring the car while you drive it will complete the whole experience.
If thinking about buying it you should know you have the possibility to choose the color of Alcantara and the color of the other inside making it just the perfect both to drive and express your personality.
Surely everybody will be admiring you and your vanquish convertible while on the road so why not make it say something about you?