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End of production for the Aston Martin Vanquish


End of production for the Aston Martin Vanquish

End of production for the Aston Martin Vanquish

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The last car ever to be produced at Aston Martin’s historic Newport Pagnell plant has rolled off the production line today; a V12 Vanquish coupe that marks the end of more than fifty years of production at the Buckinghamshire site.

The Vanquish was the poster child for Aston Martin over the past decade and the ending of its production plus the closing of Newport Pagnell is the end of an era for the luxury marque. The site is to be sold and will be likely turned into offices and houses.

Production is being moved to its newer and far more modern Gaydon facility at Warwickshire, which is also responsible for building Jaguars and Land Rovers as well as being home to the British Motor Heritage Centre.
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  1. Sad, yes, but let's face it: We already have enough cars that look like frightened fish. Is anyone really surprised that years of building ugly, overweight cars with miniature cockpits and inefficient V-12 engines has proved to be a dud strategy?
     
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  2. A dud strategy? Not sure what you\'re on about David. The Vanquish was a sales success and the DB9 (with the cramped cockpit and V12 you mention) has been a super hit for Aston Martin. I would also disagree with your opinion about the styling - I think all Astons look great. The Vanquish has aged gracefully.
     
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  3. The whole Aston Martin line have always been good looking and had top performance. Aston Martin are one of the few original car producers that has molded the shapes of all the new cars and cars to come.
     
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  4. those cars were awesome i hope they can go back to make them again
     
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