Changes are required to incorporate visual modifications, and manufacturers follow this trend to give a facelift to their products. Same is also true for the vehicles like car. For the new Aston Martin Vanquish for 2014 (labelled as 2015 model), the manufacturer has kept big changes under the skin with new eight-speed gear box by replacing the conventional six-speed engine. Other significant change include stiffer suspension set-up and power boost of 3bhp to 568bhp. Consequently, the new vanquish can be called the fastest series production of Aston Martin ever ensuring speed of 201mph.
The improvement may be a half-second improvement on paper, but on the road the new gearbox is a drastic change from the previous one. The new 6.0 litre engine offers great performance with quick shift, which the earlier six-speed auto often struggled to deliver. The eight-speed change facilitates fast upshift that easily allows for a unified wave of brutal acceleration.
These additional features have also improved economy ensuring your long drives can be affordable as well as convenient. All these features also make the new Vanquish a compelling choice for cruising too. Though you can experience a bit of wind noise and some roar from huge types, but that wouldn’t keep you deprived of your share of comfort even when you step out of the car after nine long hours of journey. You feel surprisingly fresh despite the stiffer suspension.
The new Aston Martin vanquish has dampers that are made stiffer than before - 15 per cent stiffer at the front, and 35 percent stiffer at rear. However, you have the power to choose Comfort Mode and you can happily move on bumpy roads without any fuss. Things get a bit uncomfortable only when you hold down the suspension button on the steering wheel to change to Track mode. Along with the firmer dampers is the twist to steering, and a new brake booster, which is modified to improve feel at the top of the pedal travel. These changes along with the new gearbox result in a high performance car that would make perfect for any drive.
The new set of brakes is highly user-friendly unlike the previous one which felt like wooden. But now you don’t have to touch the steering wheel paddles for the gearbox, and drive in style without experiencing any discomfort. You feel more confident stepping on the brakes, and find steering quick. The dampers also help to keep the vehicle flat through the tight bends and you don’t have to struggle for grip and control features.
You also have new paint colours with the new model and you can get ready for the perfect ride with all comfort and safety.