Attendees at the grand opening of the third annual Luxury & Supercar Weekend, held at the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver last weekend, got an exclusive first peek at Aston Martin's new Vanquish flagship in its first Canadian appearance.
Aston Martin, in partnership with MCL Motor Cars and the Dilawri Group, hosted the Canadian debut of the British automaker's new super grand tourer, which represents the zenith of the company's current design and engineering.
"As Aston Martin's new flagship, the Vanquish continues the brand's enviable tradition of producing the world's most exhilarating sports cars," said Julian Jenkins, vice- president, Aston Martin, The Americas.
As well as Vancouver's Luxury & Supercar Weekend, Aston Martin and its Canadian dealer-partners will hold three other reveals of the new Vanquish over the next month – times and places to be established.
"Along with our dealer partners, we look forward to welcoming current owners, new customers and automotive enthusiasts to share in our exclusive preview events across Canada," Jenkins said.
The Vanquish features the next generation of Aston Martin's VH architecture, a comprehensively revised 6.0-litre V-12 engine and an entirely carbon-fibre body.
Styling cues such as the elegant new waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades are derived from the sold-out One-77 supercar.
The new V-12 engine produces 565 hp and 457 lb-ft of Torque and it is mated to a proven Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox.
Its impressive performance figures make the Vanquish the most potent volume-production Aston Martin model yet, surpassed only by the strictly limited-edition One-77 supercar.
First deliveries of the new Vanquish will begin early 2013, with prices starting at CAD $296,000 MSRP.