British car brand Aston Martin held the presentation of Vanquish Zagato Volante, which might surprise their owners with not only luxurious design, but also a powerful engine. It was written by western automotive publications. The new model was presented at the event Pebble Beach, which recently took place in the state of Florida. The novelty will be constructed in the amount of only 99 copies.
Aston Martin DB2, participated in the race in 1949 and stolen 14 years ago was put up at the auction in the UK. Auction organizers expect to sell a unique machine at the price not less than $ 1.3 million.
An idea to modify Aston Martin Vantage GT12 belongs to Wheelsandmore tuning studio. Nowadays, GT12 is a rare car because it has only 100 copies launched and sold all over the world. The tuners have worked on the external appearance. As a result, the stock GT12 model has a set of F.I.W.E forged multiple-piece wheels with a matt black finish. Each of four corners is designed by 10.5 × 20 wheel covered by Dunlop Sportmaxx GT tires.
One hundred Vantage GT12 copies are equipped by a modified 5.9-liter V12 engine with an increased power capacity (592-hp and 625 Nm of torque). For comparison, the powerful Aston Martin V12 Vantage S generates 565 hp and 620 Nm. The carmakers added new air intakes, an exhaust system made of titanium and an improved geometry that let to reach these levels. In addition, the light magnesium used for the torque tube reduced a weight by 19 kg.Vantage GT12 tuning version takes 3.5 seconds for getting 96 km/h speed that is faster on 0.2 seconds than Vantage V12 S needs. However, there are some disadvantages such as the additional elements generating downforce, influenced the top speed. It is only 297 km/h. 7-speed transmission has got some improvements.
Russian experts deeply redesigned exterior and interior of British coupe. While the Aston Martin tries to send DB9 model to the reserve, Russian tuning studio has decided to give it a new life in the more premium interpretation. The Moscow firm Cardi presented show car Concept 442, designed on the basis of the above-mentioned coupe. According to the developers, the DB9 is not completely exhausted its potential.
The brand Aston Martin has released a new version of the Vantage sports car of the 2017 model year. By combining equipment of V8 Vantage GT and V8 Vantage S, British designers have received the latest version of this car, which they called GTS. V8 Vantage GTS version is equipped with an engine developing 430 horsepower.
RML, known British Company, is at work on Aston Martin Vulcan. It is a track supercar which will be rebuild into a street-legal vehicle. The carmakers will need 3 months to transform a previous model into a road one.
Once again, the British carmaker and the Italian coachbuilder joined forces to present the new Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato model at the famous automotive fashion show, which will be held in May 2016 near Como Lake.