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2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S is a grand touring coupe with powerful performance, capable handling, and sheer elegance. The ride allows two passengers to swirl and twirl on streets and curvy roads while enjoying stationed in a comfy, fully-functional cabin. The latest make of the Aston Martin Vanquish S improves on performance and suspension in addition to expanding the feature-list.

Behind the suave performance of the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S is a powerful 6.0L I12 engine. The engine generates 580 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. For transmission, the Coupe relies on a buttery smooth 8-speed auto mode.

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Pros

Expressive, elegant styling

Powerful engine

Elegantly hand-crafted cabin and interiors

Responsive 8-speed automatic

Cons

Steering isn't completely communicative

Too expensive with additional options

What's New?

Revised suspension and some feats borrowed from the Vulcan


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$293650

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

201 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

horsepower

580 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

465 lb.-ft. @ 5500 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

14.2 in./15.7 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

107.9 in.

length

186.2 in.

width

75.2 in.

height

51 in.

curb weight

3834 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

5 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/16/21 mpg

highway range

430.5 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Styles

 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S in Jet Black color  2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S in Tungsten Metallic color  2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S in Stratus White color
Jet Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.3

Engine

9.1

Fuel Economy

5.7

Interior

5.7

Exterior

10

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Base

Base

power
580 hp @ 7000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
16 combined

$293,650


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (5.9L 12cyl 8A) Starting at $293,650 MSRP (13/16/21) 580 hp @ 7000 rpm, 5.9 L, V12, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 4   Jet Black
  Tungsten Metallic
  Stratus White

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 21, 2018

7.6

Overall Rating


The bid for Aston Martin Vanquish S starts from $297,775. Bentley Continental GT and Lamborghini Aventador are among its class rivals. While its contemporaries have their own appealing features, Vanquish S outsells in terms of elegant build and a powerful performance. Aston Martin makes some of the best luxury sports cars in the world and the latest addition to this super luxurious fleet of cars is the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S.


8.3/10
Features

 

9.1/10
Engine

 

5.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

5.7/10
Interior

 

10/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Features

8.3/10

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S is available in a single trim. The trim comes with a plethora of standard features as well as additional features at some extra expense. Aston Martin Vanquish S features LED light blade tail-lamps and remote control central door locking and boot release function. Moreover, it comes with single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators in addition to having automatic temperature control.

Trim Aston Martin Vanquish S
MSRP $293,650
Key Features Retuned Adaptive Damping System(ADS) with normal, sport and track modes
  Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
  LED light blade tail-lamps
  New Carbon Fibre Splitter, Diffuser, and Side Sills
  Strathmore Enhanced-grain leather interior
  Seat Headrest Vanquish S Embroidery

 

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Engine

9.1/10

“The 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S is a super grand tourer with raucous V-12 power, an advanced suspension, and state-of-the-art brakes.”- carconnection

Engine and Transmission

The Vanquish S features a 6.0L V12 engine, capable of delivering 580 hp of power and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is complemented by an 8-speed automatic transmission mode. The engine is sturdy and powerful whereas the transmission is smooth in every gear.

Bentley Continental GT offers a slightly better power of 582 hp. On the other hand, Lamborghini Aventador is a beast with 691 horsepower at its disposal.

Models Aston Martin Vanquish S Lamborghini Aventador Bentley Continental GT
MSRP $293,650 $434,135 $214,600
Engine 6.0L V12 6.5L V12 6.0L V12
Transmission 8-speed automatic 7-speed manual 8-speed automatic
Horsepower 580 hp @ 7000 rpm 691 hp @ 8250 rpm 582 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque 465 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm 507 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm 531 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm

Both Aventador and Continental GT offer better torque than that of the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S. Aventador offers 507 lb.-ft. of torque along with a 7-speed manual transmission mode. Bentley Continental GT offers even better torque of 531 lb.-ft. and an 8-speed automatic transmission mode.

Acceleration

Aston’s top super sports car is able to accelerate to 60 MPH in 3.5 seconds. Moreover, it takes 11.9 seconds to cover a quarter-mile. Bentley Continental GT offers slightly better 0-60 MPH acceleration time of 3.4 seconds, a 0.1-second improvement over Vanquish S. Continental GT takes 11.8 seconds for covering a quarter-mile, again a 0.1-second improvement over the Aston Martin Vanquish S.

Models Aston Martin Vanquish S Lamborghini Aventador Bentley Continental GT
0-60 MPH 3.5 2.7 3.4
Quarter mile 11.9 10.4 11.8
Engine 6.0 L 6.5L 6.0 L
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 8.0 13.6 11.8

Lamborghini Aventador offers the best 0-60 MPH time of 2.7 seconds in the league. For covering a quarter-mile, the racing coupe takes merely 10.4 seconds.

Ride and Handling

There are several driving marvels to the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S. The biggest of them all is its tight damping. Thanks to it, even the shakiest tremors are felt like pebbles underneath the sports/racing coupe. There are even 2 damper settings available to the ride that isn’t just exclusive for tracks but readily available for deployment on any road the driver feels uncomfortable driving at.

The traction control, on the flip side, might sometime behave improperly. But not of worry, as such happens only on drastic road conditions. Nonetheless, the powertrain is superb. The 8-speed auto transmission flashes through the gears and the engine responds to the need for more power with confidence in a quickie. Remember that, you can only enjoy the steering while traveling at legal speeds on public roads. The full force can be explored only on a track.

Braking

Front and rear brakes of the Aston Martin Vanquish S measure 15.7 and 14.2 inches, respectively. Bentley Continental GT has the biggest front brake of 15.9 inches in the league. On the other hand, the Lamborghini Aventador flaunts to have the most size of the rear brake i.e. 15 inches.

Model Aston Martin Vanquish S Lamborghini Aventador Bentley Continental GT
Brake Front (in.) 15.7 15.7 15.9
Brake Rear (in.) 14.2 15.0 13.2
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3,834 4,085 5,115
60-0 MPH (ft.) N/A 99 N/A

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S features soft and powerful braking power. The braking is responsive in every gear and at any time.

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Fuel Economy

5.7/10

Mileage isn’t much of a concern in the top sports cars segment. The latest make of the Aston Martin Vanquish S offers 13 mpg in cities and 21 mpg on highways. Overall, the sports coupe delivers 16 mpg of combined fuel economy. This is better than both of its rivals, Lamborghini Aventador and the Bentley Continental GT.

Model Aston Martin Vanquish S Lamborghini Aventador Bentley Continental GT
MPG (city) 13 11 12
MPG (highway) 21 18 21
MPG (combined) 16 13 15

Aventador offers 11 mpg in cities and 18 mpg on highways. It offers a combined fuel economy of 13 mpg. On the other hand, Bentley Continental GT offers somewhat better-combined fuel economy of 15 mpg. The sports coupe delivers 12 mpg in cities and 21 mpg on highways.

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Interior

5.7/10

“The Vanquish S prioritizes design over functionality with immaculate hand-sewn leather and often cumbersome controls. It'll take time to get used to operating the parking brake, which rests next to the driver door like in a Corvette from the late '80s. Touch-sensitive controls can be uncooperative.”-Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Aston Martin Vanquish S is a two-seater sport Coupe. It has headroom, shoulder-room, and legroom of 36.2, 54.8 and 42.7 inches, respectively. Lamborghini Aventador has less space. The racing coupe flaunts 34.5, 48.2 and 43 inches of headroom, shoulder room, and legroom, respectively.

Bentley Continental GT, however, allows 4 passengers to travel simultaneously. Moreover, it has the frontest headroom of 39.6 inches in the competition.

Model Aston Martin Vanquish S Lamborghini Aventador Bentley Continental GT
Passenger capacity 2 2 4
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 36.2/54.8/42.7 34.5/48.2/43 39.6/-/41.3
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) N/A N/A 36.5/-/32.5

As per the quality of the seating is concerned, Aston Martin Vanquish S features premium, fully comfortable seating.

Infotainment System

Along with a long list of standard features, the latest make of Aston Martin Vanquish S flaunts a customizable infotainment system. Dubbed Aston Martin AMI III, the infotainment features a 6.5-inch display build right into the center of the dashboard. The infotainment supports connectivity via Bluetooth in addition to providing integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Aston Martin AMI III infotainment system comes with a built-in AM/FM radio. It also features a Bang & Olufsen 13-speaker audio system. Moreover, it has a couple of USB ports too for tuning in to your favorite music while on the move in the Vanquish S.

Interior Features

The GT car segment is better known for performance and lavish interiors. 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S isn’t an exception to this family trademark. The exterior is excellent and the interiors just as superb. There are ample cabin and trunk space. Important feats of Aston Martin Vanquish S on the inside include:

  • Superb legroom
  • Fully functional, spacious cabin
  • Comfortable and classy seating
  • Readily available advanced technology features
  • A galore of woods, carbon fiber, and other materials options to choose from

Cargo Capacity

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S offers an impressive cargo volume of 13 cubic feet. This is slightly better than that of the 12.6 cubic feet offered by the Bentley Continental GT. Lamborghini Aventador offers a meager 5 cubic feet of cargo space.

Model Aston Martin Vanquish S Lamborghini Aventador Bentley Continental GT
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 13.0 5.0 12.6

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Exterior

10/10

“Instantly recognizable as an Aston, the Vanquish S is finely drawn to reflect an unerring salute to the timelessness of the marque’s heritage. This car would have looked great decades ago and will still look great a century from now. The front end is unmistakably Aston Martin, and the form of the whole will never be confused with anything else.”- Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S is a sleek car with 186.2 inches in length. It has 75.2 inches of width and 51 inches in height. Talking length-wise, Vanquish S is shorter than that of the Lamborghini Aventador as well as the Bentley Continental GT.

Aston Martin Vanquish S width is also lowest amongst the competition. Height-wise, Vanquish S is taller than that of the Aventador, 44.7 inches, but stays low to the Continental GT, 55.2 inches.

Model Aston Martin Vanquish S Lamborghini Aventador Bentley Continental GT
Curb weight (lbs.) 3,834 4,085 5,115
Length(in) 186.2 188.2 189.3
Width(in) 75.2 79.9 76.7
Height(in) 51.0 44.7 55.2
Ground clearance (in) 5.7 4.1 5.5
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 106.3 108.2
Track width (in) F/R N/A 67.7/66.9 65.5/65.2

The latest revamp of the Aston Martin Vanquish S is weight-billed at 3834 lbs. Aventador is 251 lbs. heavier than the Vanquish S at 4085 lbs. Bentley Continental GT, contrarily, is much heavier than both of its class rivals. It packs a bulky build that has a total curb weight of 5115 lbs.

Exterior Features

The latest make of Vanquish S, like previous iterations, follows the traditional Aston Martin styling. It reflects the DB9 generation, and beautifully! Yes, 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S comes with the trademark snout and long hood. There are just so many things good with the Vanquish S body, out of which major ones are:

  • A wide rear haunch for irradiating a muscular built
  • Vulcan-inspired exposed carbon-fiber front splitter as well as a rear diffuser
  • Sleek from every angle
  • The noticeable bulge on the elegant hood
  • Lovely gills flowing through front fenders and the doors

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Safety

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S has a powerful construction that will help in case of a crash. However, there are minimum safety features available with the GT coupe. The latest make of the Vanquish S comes with a total of 6 airbags as a standard feature. Moreover, there is a rearview camera available. The car, like always, hasn’t been rated for safety and there are no additional safety packages available.

Safety Features

  • Dynamic Stability Control(DSC)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake force
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)

*NHTSA and IIHS has not yet rated the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Competition

Aston Martin Vanquish S vs Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT is the bulkiest ride in the competition with a total curb weight of 5115 lbs. The combined fuel economy offered by the Continental GT is 15 mpg. Continental GT has an impressive ground clearance of 5.5 inches, 0.2-inch less than that of the Vanquish S. However, it has a bigger wheelbase of 108.2 inches. Comparatively Vanquish S has 107.9 inches. Vanquish S allows only 2 people, while Continental GT can accommodate 4 people.

Aston Martin Vanquish S vs Lamborghini Aventador

Under its hood, the Lamborghini Aventador flaunts a 6.5L V12 engine. It is capable of producing notable 691 hp of power and 507 lb-ft. of torque. Unlike its class rivals that rely on an automatic transmission mode, Aventador comes with a 7-speed manual transmission mode. Pricing options for Lamborghini Aventador start from $434,135, making it one of the most expensive rides in the league. It has a superb 0-60 MPH acceleration time of 2.7 seconds.

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Final Verdict

There is no doubt about the enthralling performance or the elegance that the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S brings to the table. The powerful engine is capable of handling all speeds efficiently and without losing control of the handling or the steering. There are a plethora of standard features that are focused towards endowing the best driving as well as comfortable experience while riding the GT coupe.