The Vanquish, by Aston Martin.

The Vanquish is Aston Martin's new baby. It has a waiting list into 2003 and a price tag of $280,000.

The central transmission tunnel is formed carbon fibre. Bonded and riveted around it are aluminum sections forming the front and read bulkheads.
A subframe of carbon fibre, steel, and aluminum case the engine, transmission, and front suspension.

The engine is a V12, 48-valve, 6.0 liter with 460bhp, and 400lbs of torque! 5935cc!

Brembo disk brakes, and aluminum 19" wheels come standard. Limited slip differential with electronic traction control. Even the tires are monitored by electronics.

Full leather interior. Comes with casette and 6-disc cd-changer. Automatic windshield wipers. Auto-dim rearview mirror. Automated lighting system. Trip computer.

  • 0-62mph/100kph: 5.0 seconds.
  • Max speed: 190mph/306kph
  • Six speed automatic transmission... oh...

    By the by, these cars are made to independent user specifications!

  • Van"quish (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vanquished (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Vanquishing.] [OE. venquishen, venquissen, venkisen,F. vaincre, pret. vainquis, OF. veintre, pret. venqui, venquis (cf. an OF. infin. vainquir), fr. L. vincere; akin to AS. wig war, battle, wigant a warrior, wigan to fight, Icel. vig battle, Goth. weihan to fight, contend. Cf. Convince, Evict, Invincible, Victor.]

    1.

    To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy.

    Hakluyt.

    They . . . Vanquished the rebels in all encounters. Clarendon.

    2.

    Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to put down; to refute.

    This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise. Atterbury.

    For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still. Goldsmith.

    Syn. -- To conquer; surmount; overcome; confute; silence. See Conquer.

     

    © Webster 1913.


    Van"quish, n. Far.

    A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.

    [Written also vinquish.]

     

    © Webster 1913.

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