Developed from the 1998 Project Vantage concept car, the V12 Vanquish entered production in 2001. The Vanquish marked a large step in the company’s engineering featuring a bonded aluminium chassis combined with many pieces of traditional craftsmanship ushering in a new era for Aston Martin.
V12 Vanquish featured a body tub made from extruded aluminium and Carbon Fibre with extensive use of more Carbon Fibre and composite materials throughout the crash structure of the car. This extremely rigid and safe body-shell was then clothed in hand-finished, Superformed aluminium panels. Underneath the handmade bonnet sat a 460bhp version of the Aston Martin V12 engine, delivering its power via a 6-speed manual gearbox controlled by an electro-hydraulic paddle shift gear change. In 2002 the V12 Vanquish became the latest Aston Martin to be driven by James Bond. This special car was painted in Tungsten Silver and was fitted with a number of non-standard options including rockets, guns, ejector seat, and an invisible ‘cloaking device’ – all provided courtesy of ‘Q-branch’ of course.
This stunning 2002 model ‘Tour De France Blue’ Vanquish has covered just 21,100 miles from new, and has just been subject to a 111 point check before coming to sale.
The car was well specified from new with a number of additional features fitted at the factory. The Tour De France Blue is a particularly attractive colour which is well suited to the car, and sets off the grey and tan interior especially well.
Offered with full documented Aston Martin Service history, this Vanquish offers fantastic value for money in the current market, whilst being tipped as the next Aston Martin to take off in terms of value.