Aston Martin has officially announced the new DBS successor and is being called the AM310 Vanquish. When discussing this new supercar, there is one thing that must be mentioned: carbon fiber. Carbon fiber makes up 99% of its body panels, and it is also used in the AM310’s chassis. It weighs in at 3700 pounds, which is much lighter that the 3750 pounds One-77 and much less that the DBS which weighs in at 3836 pounds.
On the inside, the AM310 is extraordinarily spacious and elegant. There is more head room, leg room, and trunk space in the AM310 compared to the DBS. With all of this space, Aston Martin had to make sure the passengers were comfortable in their seats and that they had a luxurious interior. With an Alcantara headliner, full grain leather interior, a 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system, and a very well designed center console, they did more than make the AM310 a luxurious and comfortable ride.
Of course, when talking about a DBS successor we can’t ignore the power under the hood. Powered by the 5.9-liter V12, the AM310 has 565 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. With an extremely light body and this powerful engine, the AM310 can go 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and reaches its top speed at around 195 mph. Unfortunately, the AM310 is only available in a six-speed automatic transmission. This is upsetting considering how fun it would be to have a manual gearbox in such a powerhouse of a car.
The Aston Martin AM310 Vanquish will be available in Europe later this year and it will be available to the U.S. early 2013. Of course, don’t expect for the AM310 to be a cheap buy, it has a base sticker price of $279,995.