2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Release Date, Price, Specs, Engine – For starters, the Vanquish Volante is Aston’s Martins high performance grand touring convertible vehicle that exudes a lot of British exquisite craftsmanship and charm.  While the vehicle isn’t as cutting edge or quick as its main rivals, the vanquish Volante’s impeccable furnished cabin and timeless good looks is an appealing factor to most buyers who prioritize more on comfort and style over outright speed.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

With its powerful stance, trademark Aston martin grille and overall elegant proportions, the Volante model presents a carefully designed and crafted evolution of its predecessor’s styling cues. Much of the remaining designs are inspired by the DBS, including but not limited to a 5.9L V12 motor and its lightweight aluminium VH platform.

In a nut shell, there is nothing new to talk about the new Vanquish Volante, however, unlike the DBS, its body is wholly built from carbon fibre, which goes a long way in improving its torsional rigidity by up to 25%.

The use of carbon fibre during its construction also lowers its overall weight significantly, to be specific, the new vehicle will now be 150 pounds lighter from the outgoing Convertible’s curb weight, though it still weighs in excess of over 4,000 pounds.

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante 2015 Specs

A central aspect of Aston Martin’s brand identity ever since Volante’s introduction back in the year 2000 is the V12 engine, the powerplant has undergone various facelifts ever since residing in the DBS engine bay.

As for the new vehicle, the V12 now gains a few other extras which include a revised intake manifold, variable timing on both cams, and larger throttle bodies. With the current engine specifications, the V12 yields 567 hp and 465 pounds of torque. Figures which are undoubtedly impressive when viewed in isolation but significantly poor in comparison to what competitors offer.

Still, given a thorough cane, the V12 will easily deliver excellent performance figures that will undeniably bring some coveted drama in the driving escapades. The engineers have also made the 8-speed auto as the only available transmission system.

The 8-speed swaps ratios smoothly and delivers an exact rev-matched downshifts, sending power to the RWD system through the carbon fibre driveshaft that includes Aston’s first – launch control mode that helps in facilitating 0-60 mph sprints estimated to be 3.6 sec while the top speed is limited to around 201 mph.

Bringing the Volante to a sudden halt from top speeds are the ventilated ceramic brakes, with a size of 15.7” and squeezed by 6-piston callipers at the front and 4-piston callipers in the back sized at 14.2”. The vehicle joyfully rides on 20” wheels, with 305mm wide contacts at the back and 255 mm side Pirelli P-Zeros up front.

Offering complement to the Volante’s dual aluminium control arm suspension system is the electric-adjustable Active Damping System that offers several choice of modes – Sport, Track, and Normal modes. The Normal mode provides sports car level body control, Sport solidifies things up while the Track mode is only suitable for racing.

Interior Design and Exterior Photos – 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

The interior of the new Vanquish Volante unleashes several novelties that can only be compared to the best luxury a vehicle can fathom. The richly appointed cabin, coddles extensive swathes of supple leather upholstery that contains virtually a million stitches.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante interior
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante interior

The centre stack houses the best technology can offer, it comes equipped with a haptic feedback clusters that control both the climate control and infotainment systems, and a graceful 3-spoke steering wheel sits comfortably in front of the unassuming 4-gauge analogue instrument cluster.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante front
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante front

Features to expect from the Volante include mobile Wi-Fi, navigation system, 1000 watt, 13 speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system, heated front seats, etc. As for the occupant safety, buyers should expect the dual front and front side in addition to the stability and traction control systems.

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante back
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante back

As for its exterior, expect the Volante to feature the same design language as its coupe sibling and will come with some of these features; elongated side strakes, elegant waist, and LED infused rear light blades similar to those in the One-77 supercar. And similar to the coupe version, expect the body panels to be made from carbon fibre, which is proven to deliver an amazing strength-weight ratio.

Price & Release Date of the New Aston Martin Vanquish Volante 2015

For the U.S bound Volante, the price of the Convertible will set you back by around $297,995, while the vehicle has been scheduled to go for sale towards the fall of this year.

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2016 Aston Martin db9

2016 Aston Martin db9 Release Date, Specs, Engine, Price – The luxury automobile giant is set to add a new model to its legendary line of cars. To be specific, we should ready ourselves for the upcoming new 2016 Aston Martin db9 which already debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

2016 Aston Martin DB9
2016 Aston Martin DB9

In addition to taking pride in providing more power than any other db model ever, the new db9 will be at the spotlight again for introducing a host of equipment upgrades. Some of these changes will be highlighted by the fitment of the automaker’s ultra-modern AMI II infotainment package.

There will be a series of tweaks that will be integrated into the new vehicle. Key among them will be the naturally aspirated 6L V12 engine that will aid its performance to up to 540 hp’s. More of the engine specs will be discussed in full in the following review.

Moving on, this state-of-the-art db9 will get a subtle but a very effective exterior design revamp that will include a refreshed black front splitter and posterior diffuser, headlights and taillights treatment, a unique 10 spoke 20” alloy wheels, a GT embedding at the aluminium fuel filler cap, anodised brake callipers, etc.

Interior – 2016 Aston Martin db9

Inside the cabin of the handcrafted novel db9, there will be a 2+2 seating configuration that will don a unique leather upholstery and embroidered GT logos on the seatbacks. The coupe model version will come equipped with an Alcantara wrapped steering wheel.

2016 Aston Martin DB9 interior
2016 Aston Martin DB9 interior

Despite the hype, the big news will be the entry of the AMi I package that was unleashed in Aston’s range topping Vanquish model. The new and impressive touch sensitive AMi II package is set to debut in the new db9 and will feature a user-friendly menu structure.

The system will include text message integration, extended background themes and vehicle’s status information. The package is also expected to appear in the Vantage and Rapide S models.

A lot of emphasis was put in its interior, and much of it was devoted to the already mentioned infotainment system. The rest of the cabin will remain conspicuously unaltered, though there are new colour options that are expected to be added on existing palette of colours.

Exterior photos of New Aston Martin db9 2016

Exterior wise, it would prove to be difficult to tell whether it’s a db9 GT or a db9 model since most of the exterior cues are almost similar (this is assuming you weren’t looking at their badges).

2016 Aston Martin DB9 front
2016 Aston Martin DB9 front

The anterior and posterior splitter have now been painted black, additionally there are new sets of 20” wheels which are also painted black. Around the taillights and headlights is a new trim. If you look closely at photos, there are carbon fibre taillights inserts which will be provided optionally.

2016 Aston Martin DB9 back
2016 Aston Martin DB9 back

Engine specs

The db9 model has been in production for the last 11 years, which is quite some time for a high performance vehicle. The vehicle got a new lease of life after it borrowed the 6L V12 engine from the Vanquish model.

The engine previously in the Vanquish provided around 450 hp, but with some performance tweaks saw the number jump to around 476 hp in 2008, and by up to 510 hp two years ago. The 2016 Aston Martin db9 GT model scores higher, up to 537 hp.

This is an undoubtedly an impressive performance figure considering the db9 isn’t a hyper car or a supercar. It is a grand tourer that has distinguished itself particularly in its price range. With the aforementioned engine, the vehicle will be able to clinch 60 mph in a record 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph.

Similar to the base db9, the GT also relies heavily on the sport-tuned 3-stage Adaptive Damping System that will enable it be planted and comfortable especially in corners.

2016 Aston Martin db9 Price & Release Date

The vehicle will set you back by around 199,950 USD for the GT model, which isn’t a significant increment for the vehicle over the db9 model. The exact release date of the vehicle hasn’t been announced as yet but we expect more details soon.

2016 Aston Martin DB9  release date
2016 Aston Martin DB9 release date

The new 2016 Aston Martin db9 will encounter several competitors in the market that will include Aston Martin Vantage, Bentley Continental, Audi R8, Ferrari 458, Jaguar XK, etc. everyone is eager to witness its uptake in the market considering the vehicle has always been receiving minor tweaks for the last 11 years.

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2016 Aston Martin Lagonda

2016 Aston Martin Lagonda Release Date, Price, Interior, Specs – The Lagonda name, initially used by Aston Martin for its ultra-expensive, hand built sedan between ’76 and ’90, made a comeback around 5 years ago when the British company introduced the Lagonda Concept.

Rather oddly, the concept did not have anything to do with the four door tourer, though the sporty crossover self-proclaimed itself that it would offer more luxury in comparison to the Porsche Cayenne. Ever since, rumours have been going back and forth with no relevance, however the middle ground is that the car might find itself in showrooms by next year.

2016 Aston Martin Lagonda
2016 Aston Martin Lagonda

However, we have to put the possibility of the Lagonda behind us at the moment, because it seems the luxury segment manufacturer is set to unleash a potentially vicious nameplate which will be known as the 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda.

Details are submerged for now, however it’s still safe to assume that the iconic sedan will be based on the Rapid S platform. More details should be forthcoming later in the year, so stay tuned to carreleasedates2017.com for all the updates.

Exterior – 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda

The upcoming new 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda which will also be known as 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf is scheduled to be offered in the Middle East before being made available to other parts of the world.

2016 Aston Martin Lagonda front
2016 Aston Martin Lagonda front

Despite the images we have of the 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda, the exact exterior features are still a hard nut to crack. However, from the images we have of the new Lagonda, and which were provided by Aston Martin, we can clearly see that the Taraf carries distinct Aston Martin’s design elements.

These elements include the iconic signature grille and ridges on the hood too. Still on the front fascia, it is visibly clear that the headlights seem to stray from the classic Aston style while the lower lip on the bumper adds a sportiness cue to the luxo-sedan.

2016 Aston Martin Lagonda back
2016 Aston Martin Lagonda back

Down the sideways, the Taraf’s doors come with flash door handles and more shimmering chrome that surround the side windows. At the back, the fresh sedan from Aston Martin now comes with a slick spoiler that resembles those from the on the automaker’s sports cars.

Furthermore, the iconic Aston Martin’s signatures continue with the chrome applique that passes in between the posterior lights. The exhaust inserts and outlets beneath the rear bumper are reminiscent of the legendary Aston Martin’s sports cars too.

Interior

Within the interior of the new vehicle is an incredible environment. In the cabin you will find light brown high end leather. On the outer edges of the seats and headrests, you will find diamond quilted design, while the seats will seem to have perforated leather.

2016 Aston Martin Lagonda interior
2016 Aston Martin Lagonda interior

The setup of its interior will be 2+2, this shows the level of DNA of this model-comfort and driving appeal. While every tiny bit of its cabin will be pure leather and metal accents that will guarantee nothing but sheer luxury.

Sadly, the automobile giant only tossed to us these images but never left any details whatsoever. So what is left for us is to speculate and wish they do so soon.

Engine Specs

Beneath the bonnet of the upcoming 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda sedan, buyers should expect no changes apart from braking and suspension upgrades. The engine that will be provided under its hood will be a 6L V12 engine.

The V12 engine will be responsible for a fantastic output of around 600 hp and 500 pounds of torque. This output will be lower in comparison to the previously projected output from the 2016 Aston Martin Lagonda concept which forecasted 40 hp more.

From the engine, buyers should expect an acceleration of 0-62 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. While the top speed will be an awesome 186 mph. it is most likely that the new Lagonda will have its power transmitted to the rear wheel drive through the 8-spedd auto transmission system.

Price and Release date of Aston Martin Lagonda 2016

The automaker recently revealed that the new Taraf will only be built in limited numbers and initially offered to the Middle East market. Other markets in the West will have to wait for an invite (if there will be any) from Aston Martin.

2016 Aston Martin Lagonda release date
2016 Aston Martin Lagonda release date

The pricing has been made confidential, but we speculate that it will probably cost in excess of half a million dollars.

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