Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)

7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion pertaining to the flagship BMW here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-16-2012, 11:54 AM
TXSTYLE's Avatar
TXSTYLE TXSTYLE is offline
The Entertainment Guru
Location: The GYM!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,165
Send a message via Yahoo to TXSTYLE
Mein Auto: 750i (F01)
Exclamation OV: 2013/14 Aston Martin VAQUISH (Return of The Sexies Car on EARTH!)

Oh how I desire this automobile...

They have done a superb job in maintaining it's Epic, Classic and Sexy lines and making it even SEXIER: Inside and Out!







I LOVE what they have done with steering wheel combination!









Dayumn... Dat Ass!!!


Quote:
Unlike traditional Astons, the Vanquish has "negative surfaces," points in the front and rear quarter panels that swoop down, adding to the car's muscular look. It ends in an elegant tail, with taillamps straight off the One-77. Aston says the rear spoiler area would not have been possible without using aluminum.

"For the rear spoiler, Dr. Bez [Aston Martin's CEO] asked us to make something that looked like it was impossible to make, and it was for the first six months," said Ian Minards, Aston's director of product development.

One-77 inspired the interior, as well. The Vanquish has a higher H-point than the DBS, and combined with a more capacious interior, gives the driver the perspective of seeing past the end of the hood, rather than down along it. There's more head- and legroom and 65 percent more trunk space, and the center console is narrower and better integrated. Befitting a car in this price range, the Vanquish has a full grain leather interior and Alcantara headliner, 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 15-speaker audio setup, and a Garmin satellite navigation system with 6.5-inch LCD display.
"The front grille is our signature, and has been for 60 years, we have to have it. Aston philosophy is about evolving something until it's perfect," Reichman said.

Exterior door lock barrels have been hidden within the door handle structure. Splitters below the front and rear lower fascias come in unpainted carbon fiber. Headlamps feature a new "eyebrow" effect, and turn signals under the long headlamp covers meet U.S. standards and negate the need here for signal repeaters added to the lower front fascia of the outgoing DBS. The diamond-turned wheels, which are shod in Pirelli P Zero rubber, have black gloss-painted inner spokes.

Aston Martin Vanquish Head Rest.JPG
Click to view Gallery
The Vanquish is no baby One-77, however. Nor is it designed to one-up the competition in the horsepower race, though engineers have heavily reworked the DBS' 5.9-liter V-12 to squeeze 55 more horses for 565 in all, with 457 lb-ft of torque. The AM310 is expected to run from 0-to-60 mph in 4.1 seconds with a top in the neighborhood of 195 mph. Aston's Touchtronic2 six-speed automatic will be the only transmission choice, for now. Buyer demand could bring back the six-speed manual in a model Aston considers among its GTs, rather than sports cars.

Although Aston isn't offering a manual to start, one area where it is staying old school is with its steering setup. "We'll definitely be sticking with hydraulic steering for the foreseeable future," Minards said. I've seen no evidence that electric steering can deliver the level of feel we're looking for."

For those who'll miss the look and road-hugging weight of the "Casino Royale"-era DBS, Aston is building 100 Ultimate models, 25 to 30 of which will come to the U.S. Forget it if your local dealer doesn't have your name on file, though...the last of these James Bond cars is sold out.

Rumored to debut at the Pebble Beach Concours in August, the AM310 Vanquish launches as a coupe, though a convertible should be available by the summer of 2014.
Aston Martin AM310 Vanquish
BASE PRICE $280,000 (est)
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD, 2/4-pass, 2-door coupe
ENGINE 5.9L/565-hp/457-lb-ft DOHC 48-valve V12
TRANSMISSION TRANSMISSIONS 6-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT 3600 lb (mfr)
WHEELBASE 107.9 in
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT 184.7 x 81.4 x 50.9 in
0-62 MPH 4.1 sec (mfr est)
EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON N/A
ON SALE IN U.S. Early 2013



__________________
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 08-16-2012, 01:41 PM
mrbmwx5 mrbmwx5 is offline
Banned
Location: MI
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 387
Mein Auto: 06 750Li
Beautiful.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-16-2012, 07:00 PM
TXSTYLE's Avatar
TXSTYLE TXSTYLE is offline
The Entertainment Guru
Location: The GYM!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,165
Send a message via Yahoo to TXSTYLE
Mein Auto: 750i (F01)
So myself and one other love this car after 100 peeps?

I call bull$hit!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-16-2012, 07:11 PM
jgriffith007's Avatar
jgriffith007 jgriffith007 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Indianapolis
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,517
Mein Auto: 2009 750 Li
For the money, I'd buy 4 new jags...they look very similar. $280k, I just don't get it. Much rather have a more exotic car, Never been a fan I guess

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-16-2012, 07:15 PM
Db750's Avatar
Db750 Db750 is offline
David
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,408
Mein Auto: E63 M6 & E92 335i
I was looking at this car earlier on autoblog. I really love this blue color. Of course the interior is amazing. Love the diamond stitching in the seats.



But, if were talking sexiest car, or even sexiest Aston, it would have to be the One-77.


Look at those hips!
__________________


2008 E63 M6 - Black Sapphire - Sepang Bronze Full Merino - Carbon Fiber Trim - Alcantera Headliner - SMG - HUD - Soft Close Doors - Comfort Access - Individual Audio w/Sat and HD Radio
2009 E92 335i - Black Sapphire - Black Dakota - Burl Walnut - Sport - Premium - Cold Weather - Navigation - L7 - Comfort Access - Smoker's Package

Member: BMWCCA #471614
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-16-2012, 07:18 PM
N62B44 SGM's Avatar
N62B44 SGM N62B44 SGM is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 967
Mein Auto: '05 E66
Beautiful, just beautiful! That ass is orgasmic.

Sent from my HTC One X using Bimmer App
__________________


www.fquick.com/N62B44_SGM

2005 BMW 745Li E66 Sterling Grey Metallic / 35% Tint (windows) / 20% Tint (tails) / ACS Roof Spoiler / Interior & Exterior LED's / MTEC V3's / 6000K D2S /
DDM Tuning HID 6000K Fogs / BIMMERFEST license plate cover
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-16-2012, 07:19 PM
jgriffith007's Avatar
jgriffith007 jgriffith007 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Indianapolis
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,517
Mein Auto: 2009 750 Li
Quote:
Originally Posted by Db750 View Post
I was looking at this car earlier on autoblog. I really love this blue color. Of course the interior is amazing. Love the diamond stitching in the seats.



But, if were talking sexiest car, or even sexiest Aston, it would have to be the One-77.


Look at those hips!
Do like both of those

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-16-2012, 08:16 PM
wjjklj's Avatar
wjjklj wjjklj is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Louisville, Kentucky USA
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,584
Mein Auto: 2009 750i
I love the Aston Martins! One will definitely be on my list to buy before I retire.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-16-2012, 10:23 PM
quarterto8's Avatar
quarterto8 quarterto8 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston,Tx
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,965
Send a message via MSN to quarterto8 Send a message via Yahoo to quarterto8
Mein Auto: BMW 745
Love the interior more than anything in this car. I love the blue color db750! !
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-17-2012, 04:16 PM
Khabar Khabar is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 574
Mein Auto: 745i 2005
it is nice to have money
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-17-2012, 08:53 PM
jiceoo's Avatar
jiceoo jiceoo is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Washington DC
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 413
Mein Auto: 2007 750 Li
beautiful!
__________________

White halos, reverse camera, tinted taillights, 20% tint all around, 35% tint on windshield, roof spoiler, custom painted 22'' GFG's, eibach springs, bmw ipod hook up, calibers painted white to match the lip on the rims
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-18-2012, 04:53 AM
Tenn's Avatar
Tenn Tenn is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Clarksville, TN
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 166
Mein Auto: 2007 BMW 750Li
She's a beauty but...........Ugly Azz Brown color?.....for the video?..................seriously?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms