Aston Martin Vanquish
A grand tourer manufactured by Aston Martin and designed by Ian Callum, the Aston Martin Vanquish was launched at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show. The two door coupe was shaped from June 2001 up to September 2004 and later Vanquish S was brought into production from September 2004 till July 2007. Apart from its beautiful design, and incredible on road performance, another booster which brought the car in lime light was its manifestation as the certified James Bond car in the movie Die Another Day.
The Vanquish is outfitted with a 6.0 L, 48-valve 60° V12engine, which develops 335 kW power or simply 450 bhp with 540 N·m of torque. It is effectively controlled by a drive-by-wire throttle. A 6 speed electrohydraulic manual transmission is fitted to deliver the generated tremendous power to the run the wheels. The top speed was measured to be more than 190 mph with a smooth acceleration from 0-60 mph in around 4.8 seconds.
A supreme level of traditional craftsmanship was maintained throughout the production of Vanquish with main focus on the gracefulness of interior space. The car’s super comfy cabin offered almost all facilities for a relaxed ride. The quiet cabin served like an extremely rigid and protected body-shell crafted from composite materials. Beautiful hand stitched leather made the interior’s appear glorious and the passengers in equal comfort.
Designed by Ian Callum, the Aston Martin Vanquish featured design traits similar to DB7 Vantage. The car also had a burly influence from the 'Project Vantage' concept car which debuted in the 1998 American International Auto Show. The redesigned splitter and boot lid made slight improvements in the car’s coefficient of drag, making it to 0.32 from 0.33. Vanquish incorporated a strong aluminum/carbon amalgamated construction offering it light weight along with high durability. A bonded aluminum chassis with super formed aluminum panels made the car simply durable and attractive.