Aston Martin has always made cars that stretched beyond being just cool and into the realm of being mechanical art, and the newest Vanquish is but the latest example in a line that stretches back through to before even James Bond picked up the keys to his DB5 in 1964. The latest Vanquish features styling that evolved from Bond’s latest ride, the DBS, blended with features from the Aston One-77 supercar. It’s based on the latest iteration of Aston’s VH architecture which is then clad in a body made completely of carbon fiber. Power is provided by Aston’s handbuilt AM29 V12 engine, making 568HP which is put to the rear tires through an 8 speed ZF transmission. All that power and lightness combine allow the Vanquish to demolish 60 MPH in just 3.6 seconds while on its way to a top speed of 201 MPH.
Kilometer Magazine Contributing Editor Will Barber was recently spending some time in Stockholm while on a press launch, and he found himself with some free time to wander the city. On his travels, he came across a beautiful example of the new Aston Martin Vanquish parked on a picturesque side street. This particular example has the optional 10 spoke wheels in silver and appears to be painted with what looks to us is Aston’s all new for 2015 “Sea Storm” grey. We think it’s a handsome color for a beautiful car. This week’s KM Weekly Wallpaper features one of Will’s shots of that car. We’ve formatted it two ways; in 2880×1800 for Macs and in 1600×900 for Windows PCs. Click the appropriate thumbnail below to be taken to the full size image for download.