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Aston Martins New Vanquish Volante S Is V Pretty, Supes Powerful

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The Aston Martin Vanquish has been around in its current form since 2012, and the drop-dead gorgeous, drop top, Volante version is just a year younger.

The aging design still gets people drooling, and the British car maker has kept it alive by bolstering it to an ‘S’ version (for upgraded performance) and adding new aerodynamic styling elements like an exposed carbon fiber splitter and diffuser, and quad exhausts.

Now, Aston has revealed the Vanquish Volante S, ‘volante’ designating the convertible version, naturally.

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Aston’s engineers matched the new car’s flowing lines with an upgraded version of the 6.0-liter V12 engine (also carried by its Vanquish S coupe model) which now pumps out 580 hp. There are no turbochargers here—a rarity nowadays—but afreer-breathing intake manifold design should improve throttle response.

Inside, there are some incomprehensible but obvi desirable options like a Satin Chopped Carbon Fiber fascia panel and Sumptuous Bridge of Weir Caithness leather. They probably make sense to the craftspeople in Gaydon, England, who hand assemble the cars, before selling the Vanquish S Volante to fancy people everywhere, starting at $312,950.

Read more: http://www.wired.com/

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