Aston Martin Vanquish Volante'
Handbuilt in England
Never a slouch in the design department, they have decided to really push the envelope and give the Aston Martin Vanquish, (their flagship model), a few significant updates.
These updates come by way of new interior upgrades including carbon fiber, a more subdued and solid ride, less creaking and less flex in a chassis that is 14 percent stiffer than the last. More aluminum in the doors, the hood, and the frame supplanted with fiber as an option.. All fantastic for a strikingly beautiful car. Now with that better ride, handling and all those added goodies, I wonder what would happen if you chopped off the top... Hmm..??
Only something even more beautiful..!!
...creates a big bodied, big bootied, bodacious, and very sexy beast.
Gasp an swoon...! Here they come, the Vapors..!!!
Shaken, not stirred..
In my five hours of driving this automobile I must have gotten literally a hundred questions and comments as to "What kind of Ferrari it was", "Man that's a bad Cadillac", (I think they were kidding), and even, "Mercedes Benz finally got it right this time".. A few stunned onlookers even asked if it was the new Jaguar F-Type, yet most were surprised when I told them that it was an Aston Martin..
When an engine is a thing of beauty..
...and with great power comes great responsibility...
Sheer and utter madness..!!
This car felt like it was chiseled from one piece of carbon fiber.. It is for the lack of a better word, fantastic..!
Now unlike Aston Martin's of yore, this car has absolutely no flex in it's sub-parts whatsoever. It doesn't bend, it doesn't creak, it doesn't groan when you turn the wheel and it does exactly what you ask from it. When you slip the squared key fob into the rectangular start receptacle in the middle of the dash, press the fob and hold it for two seconds the big V12 comes to life with authority.. So does everything else around you. You are instantly aware of every sound, every feel, every touch, and how comfortable the perforated seats are as you sit in this car, slightly higher than the window sill but in a position with perfect back, fore and aft lumbar support from these wonderful (optional) quilted blue seats with tan piping.. You're also aware of another thing surrounding you as you pull off in this car.. All the eyes you get from admiring onlookers.. You feel like a damn rock star.. So much so that it literally becomes overwhelming as people want to touch it, they want you to stop, they want to sit in the seat.. It was crazy..!! Luckily I am not a guy that craves a lot of attention as it got tiring very quickly, and I'm not talking about the car...
all of this and within a thumbs reach..
This charming British Brute also comes with phone controls on the squarish steering wheel and it pairs very easily with no fuss.. A Bang and Olufsen sound system sounds like a symphony, even with the top down.. Pop up tweeters are optional as is a dazzling array of colors and textures including metal, wood, carbon fiber, leather, aluminum and anything else that a buyer wants to pay for. Launch control, manual shock dampening, climate control, heated and cooled seats, a one touch convertible top that activates at the push of a button and stores the top under the dual rear cowl is standard..
The car is not brash when accelerating or cruising. It doesn't scowl or scream, nor is it high strung like other European Exotic cars from say, Italy.. The paint is clear enough to walk through and the fit and finish is beyond measurement.. It is fast, comfortable, smooth and intuitive, and no I didn't say frugal. But if you have three hundred big ones to drop on one of these I kinda get the feeling that frugality is not what you're looking for anyway..
The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante' is absolutely a rolling piece of art, with a starting price of around $290,000 and rolling up the ladder from there. As exotics are concerned you would be hard-pressed to beat this car..
Hence, why I love my job here at the "dot Net"..
If you're in the market for an Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Range Rover or Cadillac, new or used, jump on Interstate 75 south and head down to Dimmitt, and drive out with your new exotic and a smile on your face..
Till next time, this is Dre' from autoFrenzy.net reminding you to keep your hands on the wheel and your feet on the gas. Thanks for reading. Cheerio old chap. Aw damn my bad, I mean deuces yall..!!