Introduction

What Car? says...

In a world of downsized turbocharged engines and clever four-wheel drive systems, the Aston Martin Vanquish and the convertible Vanquish Volante stick out somewhat as dinosaurs. With front-mounted 5.9-litre V12s powering their rear wheels only, the Vanquish models epitomise old-school grand tourers rather than the modern crop of cutting-edge sports cars.