- coupe 3,132
- 145,000 high price
- Scottsdale, AZ
- 3 years
- coupe 3,132 gasoline blue automatic
Originating with a 1998 ian callum concept design, the sleek 2001 vanquish introduced aston martin's all-alloy v12-the first of its configuration for the marque. The vanquish series brought huge developments in engineering and design, many of which are still evident in current aston martins. These advances were achieved without diminishing the marque's traditions of hand-finished craftsmanship and exceptional performance-traits which have pleased the most demanding and perceptive of automotive aficionados for more than a century. With vanquish s power upgrades, the v12 engine put aston martin into the ultra-exclusive 200mph+ supercar club. A featured role in the 2002 james bond franchise film, die another day, very successfully connected the vanquish to another globally prominent aspect of the aston martin marque legacy. The vanquish s debuted as a 2005 model. Among the subtle styling touches distinguishing the 's' were a revised and enlarged grille, an aero front 'splitter' and the rear spoiler built into the boot lid. Then company ceo dr. Ulrich bez proudly proclaimed the vanquish s not only the fastest aston martin to that time, but also the best handling, too. The 520bhp 's' engine provided a 60hp boost over the base vanquish v12's output. It drove through a paddle-shift six-speed gearbox with driver-selectable electro-hydraulic controls. With its specific gear ratios, the vanquish s accelerated to 60 mph in the 4. 5-4. 8 seconds range and could exceed 200 mph. Weighing a perfectly balanced 4,134 lb. (1875 kg), the 's' included the sports dynamics suspension, steering and braking package that was optional on the vanquish. The 'superformed' aluminum exterior panels that so attractively cloak the aluminum/carbon fiber vanquish s body core were hand finished in the factory panel shop. Inside, the finest hand-stitched leather covered the seats. Matching hide was newly applied to the instrument board and utilized for accents on the 's'. The straightforward instrumentation pleasingly retained the white-faced round gauges so characteristic of the sports car. Through 2006, the vanquish s was continued for other markets into calendar 2007. The very last vanquish s, completed on july 19, 2007, was also the final car hand assembled at the automaker's famed newport pagnell works-the firm's then new owners transferred subsequent aston martin production to a different facility.
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