If you’ve ever wanted a James Bond car, well this is the one that got all the attention in the newest James Bond movies – the Aston Martin Vanquish. The Aston Martin Vanquish started its production in 2001 and ended in 2007 with the Vanquish S and the DBS model succeeded it. The final version was called the Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate Edition and only had 40 cars built which makes it a very rare car indeed and also had a conventional manual gearbox option which was very well met with the automotive press.
The engine was one of the most impressive features of the Aston Martin Vanquish by having a 6.0 litre 48 valve V12 engine producing 456 horsepower and the Vanquish S giving 521 horsepower making this vehicle one of the stronger models out on the market at the time of production. The Vanquish had a top speed of 189.5 miles per hour (mph) and could go 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and the Vanquish S had a top speed of 204 mph and went 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds. The braking system for such a fast vehicle features 355 mm drilled (378 mm on the Vanquish S) and ventilated disc brakes on the Vanquish and comes complete with ABS and electronic brake distribution.
Even though it was one of the James Bond Cars, this car stands alone when it comes to performance and luxury with some very great interior features like a 1300 watt 13 speaker CD stereo for some of the highest quality sound found in the Aston Martin line of vehicles. If you are looking for a quality vehicle and want a luxury look while having a sport look to it, the Aston Martin Vanquish is the car for you and will be for many years down the road.
Ferrari has always been on the cutting edge of style and performance and the Ferrari 458 Spider is definitely in the same area when it was unveiled at the famous Frankfurt auto show of last year. The most telling design change for the car was the fact that comes without a roof and that it also has some new structural enhancements, which will make it very similar to its coupe equivalent. Not only that, there is an altered throttle mapping and some “engine soundtrack” which is specifically designed for adequate topless motoring.
Even though the roof has been taken off of the Ferrari 458 Spider there is still a huge amount of power derived from its engine with the help of its automatic transmission which is seven-speed dual-clutch that is also found in the coupe version. It also has grabbed the coupe’s F1-Trac traction-control as well as its performance anti-lock-brake system to make it into a very stylish and performance driven car. The car has a top speed of 198 mph and can go from 0-60 in less than 3.5 seconds but these figures tend to be in the more conservative range. This is good to know especially knowing that there will be a lot of power coming from the 4.5-litre V8 engine which will give it a great deal of performance that has been the trademark of the Ferrari name.
The Ferrari 458 Spider has had some great structural improvements to help improve the rigidity of the car from top to bottom. This is very helpful with the roof hiding behind a double-hump rear deck as soon as it’s stored which makes it a lot less heavy than any of those soft top and consumes very less space. All in all, this is one car all Ferrari lovers would love to have to so many reasons and will definitely be a great addition to the Ferrari brand.