Hammond’s icons: Aston Martin Vanquish S
It may be heavy, it may be expensive, but the Aston Vanquish is still a thing of beauty
Posted: 03 Apr 2012
It was designed to be a Grand Tourer, and it feels like it. The interior is special: the leather, the seats, the dash - all of it feels genuine and upmarket and like it should be kept for ‘best'. Driving it, I didn't feel inspired to tear up the track in a cloud of tyre smoke and fury, I wanted to do something more sophisticated than that, something more in keeping with the feeling of the thing. Something more special. But I couldn't think of anything, so I just caned it about anyway. And Grand Tourer or not, this is still one fast thing.