Aston Martin Among Fastest Cars

Bond’s new Aston has been picked among the top ten fastest cars of 2002.

The Vantage and Vanquish are close to the V8 American GT coupes last built in the 60’s. With a 4,115-pound 2+2 propelled by a supercharged 420-hp V-12…And a 6-speed manual transmission…You shoot to 60 m.p.h. in under five seconds flat…With the top down and the aroma of the finest hand-stitched leather wafting into your nostrils.

The aptly named 460-hp Vanquish is $228,000 US for the ultimate Aston Martin. The Vanquish delivers an F1-style 6-speed transmission as in some Ferraris shifted via electro-hydraulic actuators. There’s no third pedal on the floor. Gear changes are made by tapping paddles up and down, as on the Ferrari 360 Modena.

Thanks to Creators Syndicate, Inc.

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