2014 Aston Martin Vanquish vs. Its Competition

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante  first drive, Palm Springs
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Jaguar XKR-S and XKR-R, while not quite as expensive or exclusive as the Aston Martin Vanquish, offer much of the same style and grand-touring appeal--and potentially even more performance.

Porsche's 911 is much the same as the Jaguar XK line in this regard, though at the pointy end, the 911 Turbo S and discontinued GT2 far exceed the Vanquish's performance for a much lower price tag--though it forgoes the bespoke element.

Ferrari's F12 Berlinetta is perhaps the Vanquish's most natural competition, itself a potent V-12-powered grand tourer with elegance and luxury in excess.

The Lamborghini Aventador is another similar formula, though its violent nature and compact cockpit make it substantially less comfortable.

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante  first drive, Palm Springs2014 Aston Martin Vanquish
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2014 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster2014 Lamborghini Aventador
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Quick Specs
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For those with the dosh, the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish is a worthy and gorgeous addition to the supercar stable.
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The 2014 Jaguar XK is both sublime and sporty, as well as gorgeous, making it one of the most desirable cars in its segment.
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The 2014 Porsche 911 range spans a broad spectrum, but somehow manages to hit exactly the right marks at each point, balancing performance, features, and practicality almost perfectly.
The 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is an amazingly impressive grand tourer, with stunning looks and ferocious performance.
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The 2014 Lamborghini Aventador line will turn every head in a three-block radius--exactly like it's supposed to.
MSRP From    
$279,995$79,000$84,300$318,888$397,500
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-12Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-12Premium Unleaded V-12
EPA Class    
Minicompact CarsMinicompact CarsMinicompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-Seaters
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe2-Door Coupe Touring2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
24422
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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