The 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish is new this year. Replacing the DBS, the Vanquish is Aston Martin’s newest flagship. Like the DBS it replaces, the Vanquish rides on Aston’s VH platform and is powered by a big V-12 engine. In the Vanquish’s case, that V-12 is a 5.9-liter unit that makes 565 hp and 547 lb-ft of torque, paired with a rear-mounted six-speed automatic transmission. That combo is good for a 4.0 second 0-60 mph run. To save weight, the Vanquish is fitted with liberal amounts of lightweight materials like aluminum, carbon fiber, and magnesium.