Aston Martin Vanquish 2012

Why it is my favourite

A brief history

Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports car . It was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.

The Aston Martin Vanquish is a grand tourer that was introduced in 2001 as a successor to the ageing Virage range. The first-generation V12 Vanquish, designed by Ian Callum, was unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show and was produced from 2001 to 2005

Aston Martin's greatest engine

Aston Martin's greatest car had to have their greatest engine. Introducing the New AM11 Gen4 V12 - the most powerful production engine in Aston Martin history. 573 PS. 620 Nm of torque. 0-62mph in 4.1 secs. Vanquish has the greatest performance numbers ever reached in an Aston Martin, it’s not a Grand Tourer, it’s a Super Grand Tourer.


Clothing an engine of such immense power required a body of phenomenal rigidity and razor-sharp agility. There was only one material that could be used to achieve this level of performance – aerospace engineered carbon-fibre.

. Every body-panel is constructed from the most advanced carbon available, producing a staggering strength-to-weight ratio and ensuring Vanquish is the pinnacle of a century of engineering expertise.


Technologically advanced on the outside, Vanquish is as advanced on the inside. An all-new interior includes a state-of-the-art infotainment system enabling efficient and easy control of the cabin environment. Hand-crafted capacitive glass buttons now include illumination and revolutionary ‘haptic feedback’. Vanquish takes driver and passenger usability to new heights.


This is the most luxurious interior Aston Martin's ever produced. A unique Vanquish design combines the widest choice of materials and finishes ever created for a GT. All new ergonomic interior environment groupings and carbon fibre interior finishes. Contrasting seat accent colours and unique hour-glass stitching.

A million stitches go into every Vanquish, along with 100 years of history.


There was one goal: produce the greatest Aston Martin in history. With 100 years of heritage and a lineage featuring some of the most iconic cars of all time, creating a new Aston Martin flagship pushed Aston Martin designers to new heights.

The result is exactly what we set out to achieve; the past, present and the future of Aston Martin in a single car – The New Vanquish.

Powered by Aston Martin greatest engine. Formed by carbon-fibre. The New Vanquish is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin design, innovation and ability. Luxurious, continent-crossing capability, and a dynamic form. This is the most beautiful Aston Martin yet.