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first vanquish review out now

first vanquish review out now

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Beefmeister

13,709 posts

149 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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whoami said:
That was my understanding too.

Although Steve Copley's review contains, "It betters even the One-77 at a fraction of the price."

If he has not driven it, that's serious bullstting.
As far as I'm aware, the only journos to have actually driven the One-77 are from Top Gear magazine, where they drove the one at Al-Ain Class in Dubai. Cropley has had a passenger ride in one, officially. He may have driven one and not been able to report on it, we don't really know.

bananarob

851 posts

100 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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yeti said:
I believe the term for that review is 'glowing' clap

Good stuff, let's hope they sell plenty of them smile
Agreed, a very positive review.

FloPlast

271 posts

116 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Just been booked in for 1 hours test drive on the 16th at AM head office:-)

Will report back soon....................

KarlFranz

2,002 posts

189 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Wait. So the carbon paddles are £1995 (!), but the carbonfibre exterior roof panel is only £1000? WTF?

George H

13,970 posts

83 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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KarlFranz said:
Wait. So the carbon paddles are £1995 (!), but the carbonfibre exterior roof panel is only £1000? WTF?
The roof is made out of carbon anyway.

Paddles are a rip off though at £2k! Probably enough stupid people who will pay it though.
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whoami

12,232 posts

159 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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George H said:
KarlFranz said:
Wait. So the carbon paddles are £1995 (!), but the carbonfibre exterior roof panel is only £1000? WTF?
The roof is made out of carbon anyway.

Paddles are a rip off though at £2k! Probably enough stupid people who will pay it though.
£2k??

laugh



yeti

10,523 posts

194 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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George H said:
Where have you heard this from Yeti? I can't find anything about it.
I honestly can't remember where I read it... It could just be a journalistic assumption as ZF have that 8spd unit ready to be installed? It's logical is Aston can do a deal on it... The 8th speed would be motorway cruise only, so really it's 7 driving gears. It'd be easy to get lost though cry

Paxto

47 posts

75 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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It's difficult to judge it in red or yellow as I've never really warmed to red cars.

However first impressions are I have to say I still prefer the DBS, from most angles.

I definitely don't like the new rear.

A dbs is probably not as good in ride quality, or dynamically, and definitely will not be as fast as a new vanquish, but you don't buy Astons cos they are the best cars or the fastest ones.

You buy them for looks and noise first.

Well I do anyway, and the brutish looking DBS still rocks my visual world, as it has ever since I first saw it.






bananarob

851 posts

100 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Carbon Paddles are 995, not 2k. Still expensive mind you but a nice touch if you can justify.

JBE68

197 posts

67 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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A review will also be in tomorrow's Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/car-manufactur...

In short, verdict: One of the best-looking Astons on the old VH platform. Carbon-fibre bodywork does little for weight saving or stiffness, however, and at 1.7 tons this sporting coupé is a tad porky. Performance is more than adequate and the ride is good, but this apogee of Astons needs more sparkle as well as a manual gearbox or an eight-speed auto.
Telegraph rating: Four out of five stars

KarlFranz

2,002 posts

189 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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bananarob said:
Carbon Paddles are 995, not 2k. Still expensive mind you but a nice touch if you can justify.
The 2K price was from the review. Even at~1K, it's still outrageous. Sounds like a great opportunity for Stuart to make an aftermarket option for 1/3 the price.

whoami

12,232 posts

159 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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JBE68 said:
A review will also be in tomorrow's Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/car-manufactur...

In short, verdict: One of the best-looking Astons on the old VH platform. Carbon-fibre bodywork does little for weight saving or stiffness, however, and at 1.7 tons this sporting coupé is a tad porky. Performance is more than adequate and the ride is good, but this apogee of Astons needs more sparkle as well as a manual gearbox or an eight-speed auto.
Telegraph rating: Four out of five stars
As posted above.

A decent, if not glowing, review.

Frankly, at list price, I feel that this car is going to struggle.

Which is a real shame.

V8LM

3,996 posts

128 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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whoami said:
JBE68 said:
A review will also be in tomorrow's Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/car-manufactur...

In short, verdict: One of the best-looking Astons on the old VH platform. Carbon-fibre bodywork does little for weight saving or stiffness, however, and at 1.7 tons this sporting coupé is a tad porky. Performance is more than adequate and the ride is good, but this apogee of Astons needs more sparkle as well as a manual gearbox or an eight-speed auto.
Telegraph rating: Four out of five stars
As posted above.

A decent, if not glowing, review.

Frankly, at list price, I feel that this car is going to struggle.

Which is a real shame.
I think this is a root cause of the problem. Whilst 'clever' and 'versatile' the VH platform is seen as old hence nothing new based upon it is seen as new. And the engines are the same. And the styling.

Shame.

liamhaney05

3 posts

58 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Im actually unsure about the new vanquish, yeh it looks good and drives well, but so did the dbs...the big issue with me is its supposed to be a successor to the dbs, much the same as that was to the old vanquish...yet aston martin manage to make the thing slower than the dbs and old vanquish in terms of top speed, 183mph vs 192mph in dbs and 199mph in old vanquish.
Its only 0.1s quicker to 60mph than the dbs as well. If it were me I would buy a used dbs for £60,000 and save myself £130,000!

Dblue

2,743 posts

119 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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George H said:
I still prefer the DBS paperbag
Was at Newport Pagnell a couple of weeks back and saw the car in the metal. In the green I saw (Not my favourite) it was much more striking than the DBS's around it, more muscular, better stance, a step on.
Made the DBS look like a bodykitted DB9. ..... Which it is IMHO.

DB9VolanteDriver

1,970 posts

95 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I've been cool to the Vanquish, but in this color it really does look fabulous (even the funky looking front splitter looks more palatable). Green with black accents always looks right.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1210_as...

MichaelV8V

551 posts

180 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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That Motortrend review is brilliant, the author really understands what Aston Martin want to do with this car.

And I've got to hear Bez pronounce the "wkwish". bit unfortunate if it gets that nickname


tonyhall38

3,993 posts

135 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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George H said:
I still prefer the DBS paperbag
i'm with George on this one....

yeti

10,523 posts

194 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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liamhaney05 said:
yet aston martin manage to make the thing slower than the dbs and old vanquish in terms of top speed, 183mph vs 192mph in dbs and 199mph in old vanquish.
We've already done this. The new Vanquish only has the TT2 automatic. The DBS and Vanquish S speeds you mention were both with manual gearboxes, albeit robotic in the Vanq.

It has the same top speed as the DBS auto as it has the same box and I guess diff ratios.

MichaelV8V

551 posts

180 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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bananarob said:
Carbon Paddles are 995, not 2k. Still expensive mind you but a nice touch if you can justify.
Hmmm, carbon fibre paddles, they must make the gear change lighter. Justification found, I want them wink