Aston Martin Vanquish S and the Steering wheel – first photos of the drop-top

The Aston Martin Vanquish S drop-top brother, the Vanquish S Steering wheel, has revealed new images online.

The Steering wheel is based on a normal car (in the photo below), but gains the electronic folding soft-top.

Both cars produce 595bhp by a new version of the 5.9-litre V12, marking an improvement of 27bhp on the old Vanquish and Vanquish Volante, which models to replace. The torque remains the same at 465lb ft, but the increase in power that helps the new car to reach 62mph from rest in just 3.5 seconds — 0.3 seconds faster than before.

The gains are the result of a new, more free breathing exhaust system in stainless steel and a high-volume intake manifolds.

Aston Martin has returned to the rear of the car-mounted eightspeed Tiptronic III exchange to provide faster shifts. The dampers, spring rates and anti-roll bar bushes, have been adjusted to make the car sharper in its firmer settings.

Cosmetically, the Vanquish S is largely unchanged from its predecessor, but it is not new carbon fiber aerodynamic characteristics, such as a revised front splitter and rear diffuser.

The machine of the exhaust system now features a quad-output design, compared to the two toll booths exit to Vanquish.

Buyers can specify additional carbon fiber parts, such as door mirror caps, bonnet, shutters and door release. The optional five-spoke diamond turned 20in wheels, can be fitted in place of the standard-fit 20in cast of those, too.

The cabin is largely unchanged from the old car. It can be had with a choice of leather finishes, as well as a selection of new materials like satin, chopped carbon fiber finish center console.

Available in both coupe and convertible Volante bodystyles, the new Vanquish S starting price of € 199,950 £6995 more than its predecessor. However, the new price is more than £41,000 cheaper than its nearest rival, the Ferrari F12.

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