Aston Martin unveiled the Ian Callum designed ‘Project Vantage’ at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit, in 1998. Such was the interest in the car that Aston Martin decided to put the car into production as the V12 ‘Vanquish’. Introduced at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, with only minor changes to Callum’s original design it had a 5.9 litre V12 engine developing 450hp and was revolutionary in its aluminium and carbon composite structure, drive by wire throttle and electro hydraulic manual transmission. It appeared in the 2002 Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’ and was named in the top three best film cars ever alongside the ‘Italian Job’ minis and the DB5 from ‘Goldfinger’!
The Vanquish was produced up to 2004 and only 1400 cars were built with less than half that number in RHD form.
Produced in relatively few numbers by today’s standards the Aston Martin Vanquish has become a true ‘Modern Classic’. The last hand-built Aston Martin model ever to come out of Newport Pagnell before its closure, the Vanquish has become very collectable.
First registered in December 2002 in Tungsten Silver over Charcoal Hides, grey brake callipers, heated front screen and chrome door handles. This Vanquish has covered just 36,000 miles, is in exceptional condition and comes with a comprehensive Aston Martin Dealer and Specialist service history, it also benefits from the fitment of a modern audio and satellite navigation system.