Writer | Özgür SUNAY Photo Editor | Can AYDENİZ
In the 9th edition of Automobile Magazine, I had the opportunity to drive and experience a special vehicle Aston Martin Vanquish. Of course, this is a nice feeling. Of course, it is as interesting as it is. British brand super sports, which are the subject of many movies and even big tours, can be called vehicles when we first come to the establishment. The specially modified V12 Vanquish was first released by James Bond in the 2002 movie “Die Another Day”. The debut of the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish begins with the design of British designer Ian Callum. Let’s go back to our test drive…
576-horsepower gasoline atmospheric handmade British Aston Martin 6.0-liter V12 engine, which bought Turkey Sales Manager Cem Bey. When I first open the trunk of the Vanquish to store our handbags and belongings, we encounter a luggage that is quite comfortable to use, not narrow for a two-door coupe sports-looking vehicle. This is reflected in the Vanquish’s 4,720 mm long body. The exterior and interior design of the Vanquish is built on the ONE77 model, which is also a very special Aston Martin model. When we already look at Aston Martin’s latest series, the Rapide, DB11, Vantage, DBS is reflected in the same cockpit-style interior design and exterior design designed according to all models that show similarities. All models of Aston Martin are actually built on the same roof. To start our vehicle, it is still classic in all models and it is enough to insert the key into the slot located in the middle cockpit console in the same place. The vehicle starts immediately with a loud exhaust start noise. The fact that the seats are made of Alcantara and very thick leather and also a lighter color close to a different skin color makes the interior feel spacious. The steering wheel is also taken from the ONE 77 model, and the Alcantara sports leather steering wheel is designed in a hexagonal shape. Although the speedometer panel in front of you is designed as analogue, there is also a digital indicator right in the middle where you can see the fuel economy and information screen.
Again, next to the key slot in the center console, there are driving modes and gear options and it consists of keys only. For other driving sport mode, the S button is located just below the steering wheel to the right. On the other lower left, on the steering wheel there is a button with a shock absorber mark. Independent double wishbone Normal, sports and tracked monotube adaptive shock absorbers have a damping system. The brake system includes ventilated carbon ceramic discs, a 398mm diameter six-piston brake caliper at the front and 360mm four-piston brake calipers at the rear.
The tires are 255 / ZR20 at the front and 305/30 ZR20 at the rear Pirelli P Zero. The Aston Martin I tested has an 8-speed automatic transmission from the ZF brand, as the last version is Vanquish. Perhaps one of the parts of Vanquish that impressed me the most was primarily its splendid and splendid exterior design. Being neither a very super sports car nor a super sports car close to a very ambitious place, it is very easy and simple to use in this sense, but also very comfortable and comfortable and does not make itself felt. The road was the most impressive in all road conditions. It is also one of the safest special series vehicles Aston Martin has ever produced, which you can drive with your child. In its exterior design, the presence of carbon under the front bumper, side undercuts and rear diffuser add sportiness. Although the vehicle’s V12 6.0-cylinder engine produces 575 horsepower, it has a very pure use but can react instantly to what you want.
Perhaps that is why the British passionately fall in love with and praise their vehicles. They are right to praise … It is possible to accelerate from 0 to 100 km in 3.6 seconds. However, at very low revs, the automatic transmission is very quiet. Imagine going on a quiet journey, imagine a comfortable car high above the ground, you can feel the comfort of a caravan. Even when you switch to sport mode it can be suddenly aggressive, moaning with that loud, incredible noise, winding quiet roads, and using it you get that satisfying excitement and emotion while driving.
The Vanquish is actually a family car in the form of a sports coupe. Being a car suitable for daily use and being able to move comfortably in all kinds of road conditions also adds importance in terms of having the Vanquish. The car’s daytime running LED headlights are diamond-shaped and look very attractive and rich. Inside, we mentioned earlier that Vanquish is covered with thick leather alcantara. The thick leather of this Alcantara is also in the same tan as the car’s headlining. I don’t know why make-up mirrors are designed so small and not sharp than suede, and when you look at the mirror, I couldn’t understand that the mirror image shows a slightly different structure without adjusting the distance. no makeup light on the face and mirror. Even if they don’t put it at all, it would be fine. Because it does not even block sunlight.
I can say this is the only part I don’t like. Vanquish has good handling and acceleration in normal use. It has a lackluster use that is not aggressive at all at low revs and accelerates later. If you want speed, press the accelerator harder or root the accelerator pedal all the way. However, the vehicle does not swing from the rear even at low and high speeds, especially on winding roads, and it is more advantageous and more reliable than some other super sports vehicles where you can take the bends safely. To give sudden reactions with the steering movements of the front nose of the vehicle that keeps you on the road. I can say that it has a structure that definitely does not scare. When in Sport mode or when you switch the car to Race mode, the car will not slide from the rear and front, especially on sandy, gravel and slippery ground. Even with very little rear sway, the vehicle does not allow this. All of Vanquish’s safety equipment does a great job at this.
There is a 6.5-inch screen in the center console of the Vanquish. The navigation system is integrated by Garmin, while Bluetooth audio and phone streaming are included. In addition, there is a digital instrument panel in the menu with vehicle performance information. This screen is also the rear view camera of the vehicle. The car’s handbrake is located on the left by the seat. Once you pull it out and lower it, the parking brake is pulled. Then you need to do the same action again, lift the lever up and release the handbrake down to release it. In this way, he was prevented from entering and exiting the door. As you know, I guess that the vehicles in England are designed this way because they are suitable for right-hand drive. Vanquish’s sound system is custom made by the Bang and Olufsen brand with 1,000 Watts and 13 speakers. In fact, when you turn on the music, the speakers in the front armrest automatically lift up. There is seat for two adults at the rear of the vehicle. In this area, knee distance is a little narrow. Aston Martin Vanquish has curtain side head airbags, two-stage front airbags and airbags protecting the thorax.
Among the equipment of our Aston Martin VANQUISH V12 test, our vehicle includes Exterior Color: Marron Black, Interior Color: Kestral Tan, Upholstery: Caithness Leather, Interior Finish: Carbon, Ceramic Brake System, Bang & Olufsen sound system, Apple Car, Android Auto, One77 Alcantara Sport Leather Steering Wheel, Heated Memory Sport Leather Seats, Rear View Camera, Bluetooth Phone connectivity, Adaptive Suspension options, Paddleshift, Bitter Chocolate Sewing Thread, Sports Instruments, Alcantara Headliner, Headrests with Logo, 20 ‘’ 20-Spoke Piano Black Wheels, Chrome Exterior Trims , Black Brake calipers, Headlight / Rain Tool, Bixenon Headlights, Electric Folding side mirrors. Turkey Aston Martin Sale Price: 2.800.000TL