Aston Martin Debuts at Pebble Beach
Irvine CA, 16 July 2013 - Aston Martin's new Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S are set for premieres at the 2013 Pebble Beach® Automotive Week alongside the CC100 Speedster Concept, capping a stunning trio of unveilings in the British brand's centenary year.
As the company continues its centennial celebrations around the world, the 2014 Vanquish Volante makes a global debut while the 2015 V12 Vantage S and CC100 Speedster Concept make their first appearances in the United States.
Aston Martin's new Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S sports cars will be shown at a series of celebratory events around the globally renowned Pebble Beach Automotive Week in California, from 14-18 August. Concurrently, the CC100 concept will make its debut on North American soil at the climax of the week's festivities, capping the brand's presence at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® where Aston Martin is a featured marque for the 2013 event on Sunday 18 August.
Aston Martin's Regional Director for The Americas, Julian Jenkins commented: "The Pebble Beach week is now well established as a global celebration of the automobile and we are delighted to be a featured marque for 2013, celebrating our first 100 years, while also looking forward to the future."
He added: "Along with our partners, we look forward to welcoming current owners, new customers and automotive enthusiasts to share in our celebratory events at The Aston Martin Estate throughout the weekend."
Aston Martin will commence the festivities with an exclusive media preview at Pebble Beach on the morning of Wednesday 14 August. Later that same day at McCall's Motorworks Revival, the Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S will be shown for the first time.
As well as attendance at Quail: A Motorsports Gathering (16 August) - an event which will celebrate 100 years of Aston Martin with a special collection of cars - and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® (18 August), the company will host guests at The Aston Martin Estate during the course of the weekend. This exquisite private venue, situated high above Carmel with panoramic views across the Monterey Bay, offers the perfect backdrop for showcasing Aston Martin's latest sports cars to customers and friends of the brand for the first time.
2014 Vanquish Volante
Making its world debut at the 2013 Pebble Beach Automotive Week, Aston Martin will showcase the new Vanquish Volante - a stunning new luxury sports car that brings the thrill of open top motoring to the super GT class. Alongside its coupe sibling - showcased at Pebble Beach in 2012 - the new Vanquish Volante sits at the pinnacle of the luxury British car maker's sports car line-up.
The 2014 Vanquish Volante crucially retains the coupe's full breadth of dynamic character and sporting capability. It offers the same new AM11 6.0-litre V12 engine as the coupe and equally blistering performance figures while the new car's tripleskin lightweight fabric roof can be operated at speeds of up to 30 mph and takes just 14 seconds to fold - meaning the switch from enclosed to open top motoring, or vice versa, can be made effortlessly while on the move.
Vanquish Volante is the first fully carbon fibre-skinned Volante in the brand's 100- year history, while also being the stiffest Volante body structure yet created by the engineering team at Aston Martin's global HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.
2015 V12 Vantage S The new V12 Vantage S sees Aston Martin take sports car performance to extremes and takes its place as the fastest road-going Aston Martin ever, with the exception of the strictly limited One-77 hypercar.
Providing the most visceral yet engaging sports car experience in the British luxury car maker's current range, the new V12 Vantage S delivers exceptional sporting agility underpinned by admirable long distance refinement. Equipped with the new 565bhp Aston Martin AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine the car is capable of reaching 205 mph and accelerates from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds.
With 457 lb ft of torque available at 5,750 rpm the V12 Vantage S is as flexible as it is powerful. Low rev torque - measured at just 1,000 rpm - stands at 376 lb ft and, driving the rear wheels through the new Sportshift™ III AMT (automated manual transmission) ensures the car boasts true sporting driveability.
CC100 Speedster Concept The CC100 Speedster Concept has been created as a stunning celebration of the great British brand's 100 years of sports car excellence. The one-off concept looks both to the past and the DBR1 - Aston Martin's greatest sporting triumph on the track - and to the future with its teasing glimpses of potential future design direction.
Measuring almost four and a half metres nose to tail, and more than two metres wide (including mirrors) the Speedster Concept body is a classic example of the almost infinitely flexible nature of Aston Martin's trademark Vertical Horizontal engineering philosophy.
With a body and interior crafted from carbon fibre, the CC100 utilises the latest generation AM11 naturally aspirated V12 gasoline engine mated to a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission. Controlled via steering column-mounted paddle shifts the lightweight gearbox delivers truly sporting changes perfectly suited to the Speedster's track-focused nature.