Oh, Aston Martin: just when we thought your lineup couldn’t be more stuffed with an array of gorgeous speedsters, you debut one more car—as a new flagship. After 5 years away, the Vanquish returns with a vengeance, its 6.0-liter V12 bearing gifts such as 565 horsepower that can go from zero to 60 in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 miles per hour. Having been rigorously tested at the one and only Nürburgring, we can expect loads of performance, precision, and control in this flagship supercar. Eminently notable, too, are its looks: the Vanquish’s design represents the convergence of Aston Martin’s unmistakeable aesthetic with the more aggressive styling, dramatic waist and longer side strakes of its exceedingly exclusive One-77.
Debuting on June 20, the 2012 Vanquish is available as a two-seater or as a two-plus-two, with a starting price of $300,000.