The all-new, 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish is less garish than a Lamborghini and much easier to drive in traffic. It has the prowess of a Ferrari and more style than a Mercedes-Benz. We rarely come face-to-face with a flagship Aston, and it’s even more rare that we have a chance to drive one. So when a Vanquish recently showed up at our door, it was an occasion. Work took a backseat and we turned into drooling car geeks who couldn’t stop talking about how best to spend our time with it. Here are the twelve things we decide we have to do now that we have a twelve-cylinder Aston Martin at our disposal.
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1) We’ll need a new suit: Our tailor impolitely tells us that our sport coat isn’t nice enough for the Vanquish. Shaming us into a buying a suit—what a pro.
2) Our friends won’t believe it unless we take pictures: We generally don’t get in front of the camera, so we pose the way we see people on Facebook posing in front of their cars.
3) Let’s ruin someone’s day: We’ve all read that the Ford Fusion’s nose looks like an Aston Martin’s. But, as you see, no…no it does not.