Update - Local pricing has been also been confirmed for the Vanquish S Volante. See article for details
Australian pricing for the 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S has been announced this week, with first deliveries of the company's flagship sports car to arrive next month.
It's the same engine that powers the limited-edition (and now sold out) Vanquish Zagato coupe and Volante twins.
The eight-speed automatic has also been revised to deliver faster shift times and increased refinement at lower speeds, while a new carbon-fibre aero package gives the Vanquish a more aggressive aesthetic.
While it may not look too different from the previous model, the Vanquish S is distinguishable from the outgoing car by its new quad-exhaust outlets, which are housed in a new carbon-fibre rear diffuser.
Thanks to the power bump and revised transmission, the Vanquish S is capable from accelerating from 0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds - 0.3 seconds faster than the Vanquish - on its way to an unchanged top speed of 323km/h.
Fuel consumption is rated at 13.1L/100km on the European combined cycle, but let's face it - anyone who buys this kind of car doesn't care about fuel economy.
Inside, the Vanquish S is available with an array of new carbon-fibre trim elements - including a beautiful Satin Chopped Carbon-Fibre fascia panel for the centre console (above) - along with new leather upholstery choices.
For those who love the wind in their hair, there's also a drop-top Volante version heading Down Under (pictured above), which starts at a dearer $526,950 before ORCs, a smidgen over $5000 more than the model it replaces.