More power, more carbon, here in April

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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

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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.

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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.

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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).

Australia

A spokesperson from Aston Martin's local arm has confirmed local deliveries of the new Vanquish S will commence in April 2017.

The new GT is priced from $489,950 plus on-road costs locally before options.

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