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Say Hello To The New 592bhp Aston Martin Vanquish S

Despite the arrival of the all new DB11, Aston hasn't forgotten about its flagship, which has now evolved into the 'Vanquish S'

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Ever since the new, 600bhp DB11 arrived at Aston Martin, the 568bhp offered by the old N/A V12 in the flagship Vanquish has looked a little inadequate. But don’t worry - while the Vanquish may be in its twilight years, the ladies and gents and Gaydon haven’t forgotten about the old girl, and have given it a jolly good fettle to create the Vanquish S.

Aston Martin - Say Hello To The New 592bhp Aston Martin Vanquish S - News

With 592bhp from the 5.9-litre V12 thanks to a freer breathing intake system it’s - err - actually a still less powerful than the turbocharged DB11. But don’t panic, it accelerates much quicker: 0-62mph takes 3.5 seconds - a tenth down from the old car making it four tenths quicker than its fresher faced little brother.

The carbonfibre-bodied Vanquish has always been one of Aston’s more hardcore propositions, and it’s set to be better to drive than ever thanks to revised dampers, spring rates and anti-roll bar bushes.

Aston Martin - Say Hello To The New 592bhp Aston Martin Vanquish S - News

The eight-speed, transaxle mounted ZF automatic gearbox has had a software tweak for faster shifts meanwhile, and the exterior has been finished off with a new carbonfibre aero kit.

Want one? It’s up for £199,950, with first deliveries will take place in December.