Following a year's worth of spy photos and a conceptual preview revealed just last month, Aston Martin has announced the production version of the DBS successor - the AM 310 Vanquish.

Following a year's worth of spy photos and a conceptual preview revealed just last month, Aston Martin has announced the production version of the DBS successor - the AM 310 Vanquish.

Riding at the pinnacle of the famous British marque's sports car range, the AM 310 Vanquish features next generation VH architecture. Each body panel is constructed from carbon fiber while body shell torsional rigidity is improved by more than 25 percent.

There is also a significantly upgraded 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 565 bhp (573 PS / 421 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque via a Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox. 0-62 mph arrives in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 183 mph (295 km/h).

Design infuence comes from the One-77 supercar as seen in the new waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades. However, the Vanquish is unmistakably an Aston Martin with its own unique stylings and presence.

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said, "This is the latest incarnation of everything we know, informed and developed from One-77. It is the ultimate Super Grand Tourer - confident and assured - and is the newest representation of Power, Beauty and Soul."

Available as a 2+2 or 2+0, the AM 310 Vanquish is priced from £189,995 RRP. First deliveries are planned to begin in the UK and Continental Europe in late 2012.

Additional photos will be added to this article when they are released later today.


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