Richard “Dickie” Meaden test drives the Aston Martin Vanquish on frozen lake in Sweden
One of the top writers for the British-based EVO magazine is ready to take on a fun and unusual challenge by test driving the Aston Martin Vanquish in Sweden. It is not the usual road test that Meaden usually takes on however as this test will be near the arctic circle in northern Sweden.
While ice-racing is popular in Europe, Canada, United States, and other countries, it is rare that a reporter has the opportunity to add a new element when testing a manufacturers’ sports car.
Aston Martin’s engineers are testing the new safety features including traction control and ABS on their new Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish.
The two-door coupe is already released to their future customers with either two seating styles: the 2+0 or the 2+2. The Vanquish houses an all-alloy front-mid mounted 5,935cc V12 engine, which generates 573hp at 6,750rpm and a maximum torque of 620Nm at 5,500rpm. Meaden is no doubt excited to have this chance as the Vanquish can go from zero to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds.
The top speed on an asphalt road is 295km/h. However on the ice, it could be a tad slower as one will need to keep the Aston Martin under control.
The date of the test is unknown at this time to the public but the freelance motoring writer Meaden in ready for the challenge as he apparently was headed north on July 21nd.