(PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Buyers with exceptional standards won’t be disappointed in the new 2013 Aston Martin cars. For the coming year, the storied British automaker has rolled out three models, each one unique in its class and designed to win new converts while retaining the maker's traditional purchaser base. From the Vantage coupe and roadster to the breathtaking V12 Zagato, there are new 2013 Aston Martin cars for every taste, if not for every budget.
VANTAGE: THE YOUTH VOTE
While most young people won’t be springing for new 2013 Aston Martin cars, those who might will find plenty to admire in the 2013 Vantage. This end of the Aston Martin spectrum features a dozen variations on the basic theme, none with less than eight cylinders and all with rear wheel drive.
As befits a performance car, there have been few changes in the Vantage for the upcoming model year. Windshield wiper blades are now available in an assortment of bright colors. Interiors are posh, awash in buttery leather and burnished aluminum, and there is even stainless steel under the hood as part of the charmingly named Emotion Control Unit, or ECU, that starts the engine.
With all its possible variations, the Vantage carries tremendous appeal for anyone aspiring to one of the new 2013 Aston Martin cars. Despite its 5-speed manual gearbox and recognizable throaty roar, the Vantage still comes with a completely modern list of safety features that includes multiple air bags, front and rear crumple zones, and parking assistance sensors.
VANQUISH: VINTAGE WINE IN A SLEEK NEW BOTTLE
This is the DBS, rethought and renamed as one of the new 2013 Aston Martin cars. One of its innovations is the all-touch interface that replaces conventional switches on the climate and sound systems. While keypads and touch screens have been around for years, Aston Martin goes the technology one better by incorporating haptic feedback, a means to provide drivers with greater tactile response. The transmission pushbuttons remain, including the beloved glass starter pushbutton.
Reports conflict, but right now the word is that every Vanquish will come with an automatic transmission. That’s a departure from the DBS, and an anomaly at Aston Martin. It will be interesting to see how buyers of new 2013 Aston Martin cars react to the automatic, especially in a car that delivers 565 hp at a mere 6750 rpm.
V-12 ZAGATO: THE FINAL WORD
Among its new 2013 Aston Martin cars, the company has positioned the Zagato as the top of the Vantage line, meaning that this most expensive car in an already stratospheric stable bears the same mechanical underpinnings as its least costly brandmate. Those in a position to purchase new 2013 Aston Martin cars may not care, however, as they contemplate the coupe’s largely hand-made body construction and swooping bubble roof. Extensive use of carbon fiber keeps the weight at a reasonable level, while the 6.0L V-12 takes the Zagato from zero to sixty in 4.2 sizzling seconds.
Based on the One-77 concept car and inspired by the iconic DB4GT from 1961, the Zagato exemplifies a long-respected marque not content to rest on its laurels. Whether the new 2013 Aston Martin cars will attain classic status cannot be known, but as with their illustrious ancestors, these cars exude substance and history, as well as style and speed.