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2006 Aston Martin Vanquish

  • 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S Coupe

    S Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      17
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      520/425
    • ENGINE
      5.9L V12
    • MSRP
      $260,000
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2006 Aston Martin Vanquish Review

A finely built vehicle of beauty, performance, and stability.

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Overview

The 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish is an aerodynamic, hand-built vehicle that considers performance and stability high priorities. It represents one of the most successful vehicles ever made in the history of vehicle manufacturing, especially of hand-built vehicles, and that fame of course makes it number one in the Aston Martin line of badges. Note that the company only made about 300 of these vehicles per year, which makes it a much-loved and treasured vehicle.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 5.9-liter V-12
Transmissions: six-speed manual
Models: Aston Martin Vanquish

What's New

The 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish carries forward from the 2006 Aston Martin DB9 with a better ventilated front grille and with more power for the V-12 engine.

Exterior

The 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish exterior looks well built with a vented front grille giving more circulation to the engine, enhancing output and efficiency, adding aesthetic value. It measures 75.7 inches wide, 51.9 inches tall, 183.7 inches long, and offers 8.5 cubic feet of cargo room, sitting on a 105.9-inch wheelbase that runs on 285-40R Z performance tires, fitted on 19-inch alloy wheels.

Interior

The 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish interior features include power windows, power mirrors, and power door locks. It comes fitted with adjustable headrests for the driver and front passenger, the driver’s seat gets heat, and the model offers ample storage spaces, including a front console and door pockets on the front doors. It includes parking sensors in the rear, audio and transmission controls on the steering wheel, and remote controlled keyless entry as standard features.

Comfort features, such as air-conditioning and tilt power steering also come standard. It features a driver information panel that includes various performance indicators, such as low fuel, low battery, and low tire pressure warnings, and a voice operated navigation system. For entertainment, the 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish features an AM/FM radio, a power-operated antenna, and a six-disc CD player. It comes pre-fitted for telephone use, including a data link for hands-free communication.

The 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish interior takes things further with aesthetics as an important consideration. It features leather upholstery and an alloy finish on the dashboard and doors. The steering wheel comes covered in leather for a better grip.

Performance & Handling

The 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish uses a six-speed manual transmission with a powerful 5.9-liter, V-12, 48-valve, 520-hp engine. This DOHC engine puts out 425 ft-lb of torque at 5800 rpm.

For stability, it uses a double wishbone front and rear suspension and independent suspension in four wheels. The manufacturer reports that the vehicle can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, and its light weight gives it just that more capacity to hit its 200 mph top speed.

Safety

Standard 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish safety features include an engine immobilizer, fog lights, and child-seat anchors in the rear seats. Other safety features include driver and passenger airbags and child safety door locks. It also comes with a four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution, traction control, and ventilated disc brakes in the front and rear.

EPA Fuel Economy

Aston Martin Vanquish: 11/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Speed
  • Good handling and performance
  • Light-weight maneuverability

You Won't Like

  • Price
  • Gear changes not smooth
  • Noisy engine

Sum Up

A finely built vehicle of beauty, performance, and stability.

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