The drop-top version of Aston Martin’s new carbon fibre Vanquish – the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante – has had its world premiere at Pebble Beach.
2013 is a big year for Aston Martin – its 100th Anniversary – so Aston Martin at Pebble Beach this year is more than worth a look as Aston seeks to make a suitavly impressive spectacle at North America’s most prestigious car weekend.
They’ll appreciate how clever Aston has been with the new Vanquish Volante which, despite using technology that’s really now past its sell-by date, they’ve managed to produce a convertible that’s incredibly stiff (certainly in comparison to the DBS Volante), beautiful to look at and performs as well as the Coupe.
Also getting its world première at Pebble is the new V12 Vantage S – another clever repackaging of a product that shouldn’t still be relevant, but is – with more power than its predecessor – 565bhp and 475lb/ft of torque – and lots more toys.
Finally, Pebble gets to see the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster, Aston Martin ‘s own present to itself to celebrate its 100 years, and a car that’s both extreme and a pointer to Aston’s future design direction.
All round, a good outing for Aston Martin at Pebble Beach.