In the land of sporty grand-touring coupes, Aston Martin has long been the pinnacle of British automotive finery. Reminiscent of its forbearer, the DBS has a long stout nose. An equally stout 565 horsepower, 6-liter V12 lies in wait for your right foot to awaken. The aural revelation that is produced under power will spark the senses and remind you why you chose an Aston Martin. Inside the cabin no detail has been left to chance and every comfort is addressed. As evidence of such attention to detail, every Vanquish takes more than one million stitches to complete. Luxury such as this comes at a cost, both in the hefty price tag and curb weight. Despite its carbon fiber body panels the Vanquish is no light-weight, at 3,850 pounds. This a car that you can enjoy at the track, but is truly at home on the curvy country lanes that lead to its owners’ estates.