Car News: The New Aston Martin Vanquish Has Been Unveiled

The new Aston Martin Vanquish has been unveiled. It features a body comprised of aluminium, magnesium alloy, a titanium bonnet, a carbon-fibre splitter, aluminium front grille, rear diffuser, side skirts and and a greatly upgraded version of Aston’s staple 6.0-litre V12 engine.

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Aston Martin Is Winding Down Production Of Its Most Powerful Car — The DBS

Aston Martin is winding down production of its most powerful vehicle, the DBS. A new flagship is probably waiting in the wings to substitute it, but meanwhile Aston made a decision to give the DBS a sendoff. The DBS Ultimate could be the last DBS, but will it be the last word in performance? Will it be “ultimate” in more ways than one?

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Five Amazing Road Trip Cars for You

1. Mercedes Benz E-Class Wagon
Base Price: $57,150
Road-trip-friendly Features: Comfort, massive amounts of space, AWD for road trips to the Yukon
Mpg (city/highway): 19/27
Number Of Cup Holders: 4
Cubic Feet Of Cargo Capacity: 57.4

This Benz doesn’t just have the comfort of a superbly engineered E-class. It has enough cargo room for six months worth of supplies.

2. Aston Martin Rapide

Base Price: $207,895
Road-trip-friendly Features: Sex appeal, comfort, cargo capacity, V12 for passing Buicks
Mpg (city/highway): 13/19
Number Of Cup Holders: 3
Cubic Feet Of Cargo Capacity: 31.3

If James Bond didn’t get all of his friends killed, he’d drive one of these. Four can travel in the utmost style in this Aston.

3. Ford Mustang Convertible
Base Price: $27,310
Road-trip-friendly Features: Channelling Steve McQueen, the wind in your hair, Americana
Mpg (city/highway): 19/31
Number Of Cup Holders: 2
Cubic Feet Of Cargo Capacity: 9.6

For a 300hp muscle car, the Ford Mustang gets fantastic fuel economy. Cargo room may be lacking, but that’s what the back seats are for. The Mustang road trip is an American rite of passage. It must be done.

4. Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS
Base Price: $134,700
Road-trip-friendly Features: Leather and alcantara, Ferrari engine, seeing the peasants in their slow sedans as you pass them
Mpg (city/highway): 11/18
Number Of Cup Holders: 4
Cubic Feet Of Cargo Capacity: 15

While it’s not the fastest sedan in the world, it is certainly one of the most dynamically pleasing and quite possibly our favorite.

5. Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI
Base Price: $25,540
Road-trip-friendly Features: Fuel economy, enough cargo room for another car, real green cred
Mpg (city/highway): 30/42
Number Of Cup Holders: 4
Cubic Feet Of Cargo Capacity: 66.9

Hybrids may pollute the environment a ton in production, and seep horrible chemicals into landfills when the batteries give up, but diesels are clean and efficient, without any of the drawbacks of hybrids. The leather interior of the Jetta Wagon is sure a plus at this price point.