by Kimatni D. Rawlins
It is hand built in the United Kingdom through sophisticated craftsmanship and meticulous artisan techniques requiring 250 man hours to construct completely from the ground up. Its exoskeleton is framed from aluminum and carbon fiber for a competent, yet lightweight structure. Exemplary British fortitude equates to magnificent frontiers defining the exquisite nature of its tantalizing silhouette.
A breath of life is initiated through the chronicles of 12-cylinder enhancement by way of tempered enthusiasm for motorsports performance within unwavering luxury conciliation. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome the re-invigorated 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Super GT.
What may seem to be hyperbole to friendly automotive competition equates to truth and belief for connoisseurs of the finer things in life specifically related to the British auto industry. Where many supercars have ephemeral lifespans and limited production runs, Aston Martin keeps raising the bar with one awesome sports car after another. Whether itâ€™s V8 Vantage, V8 Vantage S, V12 Vantage, DB9, Virage, Rapide, V12 ZAGATO or One-77, the sports car maker from Gaydon is primed for success given their reputation for beautifully styled, detail oriented Coupes and Volantes (convertibles) that spark deep emotions within their owners. Thus, each has dual temperaments that cast off signals as sizzling as a forbidden romantic partner or as mysterious as a double agent entrapped in British espionage. And now that the Vanquish name has been restored to order, ultimately â€œvanquishingâ€ the DBS into retirement, Aston Martin can begin its new found future with the flagship of the family dictating orders.
To define the technology and characteristics of the new Vanquish, Aston Martin set up racetrack sessions and technology workshops at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans. Any racetrack is the perfect scenario, as Aston Martin is endowed with motorsports history and track experience. The first classroom tutorial emphasized the structure of the Vanquish, which integrates aluminum and carbon fiber to complete the VH architecture and carbon fiber body panels (first all carbon vehicle) to improve torsional rigidity by more than 25%. To be specific, the hood, trunk and doors are all carbon fiber. Aston Martin chose this manufacturing process since carbon fiber has the following properties:
- Elevated stiffness
- Elevated strength
- Reduced weight
- Elevated temperature tolerance
- Reduced thermal expansion