With innovative engineering, most artistic design, the most exquisite materials and available as a Coupe or Volante, Vanquish is Aston Martin’s ultimate GT car. The Vanquish S cabriolet absolutely has the looks to back up the price tag and performance is something supercar territory. Power comes from an old school 6.0-liter naturally aspirated V12, with all 580 horses being sent to the rear wheels. The only transmission option is a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic.
"The Vanquish's interior impresses with fashionable design and luxurious materials. However, it's missing many contemporary features and certain aspects place it behind more modern vehicles" - Caranddriver
Immaculate hand-stitched leather enhances all aspects of the Vanquish S Volante’s interior. It’s smooth and lavish if the padding beneath it on the seats isn’t quite as soft. Ahead of the driver, the optional One-77 derived square steering wheel is a unique – if illogical design element. But it isn’t the only strange feature – the traditional Aston handbrake is located between the driver’s seat and door – awkward to use but adding signature character.
The Interior is an odd mix – exceptional leather-work, but the indicator stalks and air vents are a bit nasty. CarPlay has been shoehorned into the infotainment system, and it’s not terrible, but nothing like as seamless or feature-rich as something from Mercedes, Audi or BMW. There are rear-seats, but you can’t get anyone – not even a child – in them. And you still can’t see what any of the buttons do if the roof’s down and the sun’s out.