Posted Jan 17th 2013 8:00PM
All eyes are on the stunning 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish at the Montreal Auto Show, as the highly anticipated V12 powered beast makes its first official appearance in Canada. Heck, we didn't even see this beast in Detroit but we did flog it last year in our review.
After its five-year absence, the Vanquish nameplate has been revived. Yet its arrival, as a 2014 model, spells the end for the DBS, as the fresh new coupe will replace the outgoing vehicle as Aston Martin's new halo car (simultaneously, the Virage has also been quietly dropped from the lineup after a short two-year run).
The new 2014 Vanquish features the familiar 6.0-litre V12 engine tweaked to the tune of 565 horsepower at 6,750 rpm and 457 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm. The standard transmission is a rear-mid-mounted six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic and the rear-wheel-drive coupe is fitted with a mechanical limited-slip differential.
Armed with a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time under four seconds and a top speed of 295 km/h, Aston Martin has made it easy to convince yourself that its $297,346 Canadian price tag is worth every cent... and we couldn't agree more.
Click here for additional photos of its Canadian debut.