The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is a grand tourer that was introduced in 2001 as a successor to the aging Virage range. With a top speed of over 190 miles per hour and a 6.0-liter V12 engine with 450 hp, the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show and was produced from 2001 to 2005, the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish from the Aston Martin DBS in 2007 replaced with the Vanquish name revived in 2012 for the successor of the Aston Martin DBS.
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish rose to fame after serving as the official James Bond car in Die Another Day, twentieth James Bond film. In the film, Aston Martin V12 Vanquish has the usual Bond film embellishments, including adaptive camouflage, which made the vehicle almost invisible.
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Design
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was either a 2 + 2 or 2 seater coupe available. The distinctive grille and lower air intake supported by unmistakable Driving lights and blinkers. Both the front fenders and hood panels contain a series of finely detailed compound curves sweep dramatically cut back to form with the main cabin. The rear fender flare up from the side of the body, the back support to the DB5 in a large rear deck, which commemorates the upper cabin.
Connected to the main body structure of the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish including the ground and the front and rear bulkheads made of extruded aluminum profiles and formed around the central transmission tunnel, the riveted completely made of carbon fiber. Integral inner composite side portions with carbon fiber columns are also connected to the central structure to create a high strength safety cell.
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Engine
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is a 5.9 L (5935 cc) 48 valve 60 ° V12 engine, the 343 kW (460 hp) and 542 N·m (400 ft·lbf) of torque generated driven. It is controlled by a fly-by-wire gas and a 6-speed ‘paddle shift’ or semi-automatic transmission and will accelerate to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds, 100 mph in less than 10 seconds.
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Criticism
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish has created criticism for a number of weaknesses in the design. In particular, some interior materials have been cited as unsuitable for a car of this price and prestige. A large part of the aluminum trim is actually plastic, and some of the instruments are visible to elements of less exotic Ford Motor Company products. Additional concerns of owners and Testers contain the weight and the apparent cooling shortcomings of the car. Weighing more than two tons with driver and fuel sporting ambitions have been called into question by his obesity and a cooling system that allegedly failed drawn to support solid success activity in hot weather.