More power, more carbon, here in April
Update (1 November 2017): The Aston Martin Vanquish S is priced from $489,950 before on-road costs in Australia
The 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S has been revealed, bringing a more powerful engine, a revised look and a harder edge to the company's flagship GT.
At the heart of the Vanquish S is its 5.9-litre V12 engine (though Aston Martin calls it a 6.0-litre), that now produces 444kW of power (up from 424kW) - the same as the limited-edition Vanquish Zagato coupe and Volante twins.
Other changes include revisions to the eight-speed automatic transmission, which has been calibrated to deliver faster shifts and greater refinement at low speeds.
Update - The original version of this article said the Vanquish S produces 441kW, it is actually 444kW
Aston Martin says the suspension has been tuned to deliver a "keener edge" in its more sporting drive modes, without compromising its ability to deliver supple ride quality.
Distinguishing the Vanquish S from its predecessor on the outside is its new aero package, which include a more aggressive front splitter and rear diffuser that have been finished in exposed carbon-fibre.
Additionally, new quad exhaust outlets protrude from the rear bumper, giving the Vanquish an even more aggressive appearance.
Inside, there is an array of new trim options, including 'Filograph' quilted leather along with a Satin Chopped Carbon-Fibre fascia panel for the centre console - which looks stunning (below).
New 'Vanquish S' branding is embroidered on the front headrests, along with new 'Bridge of Weir Caithness' leather upholstery.
The Vanquish S is also offered with a number of new options, including carbon-fibre bonnet louvres, forged five-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels and a choice of painted graphics packs.
Like the model it replaces, the Aston Martin Vanquish S is available in both coupe and Volante bodies, starting at $312,950 in the US ($414,522).
A spokesperson from Aston Martin's local arm has confirmed local deliveries of the new Vanquish S will commence in April 2017.