Supercar firm Aston Martin has taken the wraps off its newest stunning top of the range model – the £189,995 AM 310 Vanquish.
The Warwickshire-based manufacturer said the new luxury model would uphold its “enviable tradition of producing some of the most beautiful sports cars in the world.”
The new Vanquish, which is designed and hand-built at Aston Martin’s global headquarters at Gaydon, takes its place at the top of a range of sports cars which include the DB9, V8 Vantage and four-door Rapide.
The car, powered by a 6 litre V12 petrol engine is capable of climbing from 0 to 62mph in 4.1 seconds and boasts a top speed of 183 mph.
Aston Martin chief executive Dr Ulrich Bez said: “The Aston Martin range is stronger now than at any time in our 99-year history. The new AM 310 Vanquish represents the perfect way to signal the beginning of our centenary celebrations next year.
“AM 310 Vanquish is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin design, engineering innovation and technical ability... I believe the car unveiled today puts this great British brand at the top of its class.”
Aston Martin Product Communications Manager Scott Fisher said the Vanquish would take its place at the top of the model range. “In terms of open-ended production, the Vanquish is the most expensive Aston Martin in the range.
“There are already indications that the car is being very well received. The first cars are scheduled to be in production in the next couple of months and there should be the first customer deliveries by the end of the year.
“We have got a lot of interest from the UK, Europe and the US.”
In April Aston Martin revealed its highest turnover since before the recession, with revenue increasing by seven per cent to £506.8 million in 2011, the highest level since 2008.
Aston Martin, which suffered job cuts and reduced working hours in the recession, was sold by Ford to Formula One motorsport tycoon David Richards and two Kuwaiti funds for £479 million in 2007.