Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

September 21st, 2013 | Comments Closed | Aston Martin
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is a grand tourer which was introduced in 2001 as successor to the aging Virage range. With a top speed of over 190 mph and a V12 6.0-liter engine that develops over 450 horsepower, the car was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2001 and was produced from 2001 to 2005 V12 Vanquish was replaced by the Aston Martin DBS in 2007, the Vanquish name be revived in 2012 by the successor to the Aston Martin DBS.The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish rose to fame after being featured as the official James Bond car in Die Another Day, twentieth James Bond film. In film, the Vanquish has the usual Bond film embellishments, including the adaptive camouflage which rendered the vehicle virtually invisible.

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Design

The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was available as a coupe or 2 +2 2 seats. The distinctive radiator grille and lower air intake is flanked by distinctive lamps and intermittent driving. Both front and hood panel flaps include a series of finely detailed sweeping compound curves back to intersect dramatically with the shape of the main cabin. The rear fender also widen from the side of the body, which dates back to a large rear deck that supports the upper cabin, reminiscent of the Aston Martin DB5.

The main body structure including the new Vanquish V12 floor and the front and rear bulkheads are formed from extruded sections of aluminum and riveted together around the central transmission tunnel is constructed entirely of carbon fiber. Single piece side sections of the body with composite interiors windscreen pillars carbon fiber are also linked to the central structure to create a safety cell of high resistance.

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Engine

The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is powered by a 5.9 L (5935 cc) 48-valve 60 ° V12 engine that produces 343 kW (460 hp) and 542 N · m (400 ft · lbf) of torque. It is controlled by a throttle fly-by-wire and 6 speed ‘paddle shift’ or semi-automatic transmission and will accelerate to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds and 100 mph in under 10 seconds.

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Criticisms

The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish has drawn criticism for a number of weaknesses in its design. In particular, interior materials have been cited as unfit for a car of this price and prestige. Much of the aluminum trim is actually plastic and various instruments related items are visibly less exotic products from Ford Motor Company. Other concerns of owners and testers included the weight and apparent deficiencies cooling system of the car. Weighing over two tons with driver and fuel sports car aspirations were drawn into question by its cooling system, which apparently could not withstand sustained track activity in hot weather and excess weight.

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S