The 6-litre V12 of the Vanquish has been retained but the power has been upped from 565bhp to 595bhp all thanks to a redesigned, larger volume intake manifold giving the car better air intake at higher revs. This also helps sharpen the throttle response and the V12 is mated to the improved 8-speed automatic gearbox. Peak torque remains the same at 630Nm but the higher power output has led to a 0-100 time of 3.5 seconds, which is faster by 0.3 seconds than the regular variant. The top speed remains the same at 323km/h.
The exterior gets a new aero package with carbonfibre front and rear splitter to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The S also gets firmer springs, new dampers, upgraded anti-roll bars and quad exhausts along with limited-slip differential and launch control as standard. The Vanquish S can be further customised with the optional extras such as carbonfibre bonnet louvres, 20-inch five-spoke forged alloys, a carbonfibre roof panel, door mirror caps and door handles. The interior too gets the carbonfibre treatment with an optional carbonfibre central console panel.
The Vanquish S will be sold along the newly launched DB11, the DB9 GT, the Rapide S and the Vantage. With the additional 30 horses, the Vanquish S makes for a faster GT combined with drop dead looks. What else could you wish for?