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2007 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

2007 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
2007 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:255/40 ZR19 - 285/40 ZR19
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Displacement cu in (cc):362 (5935)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:460(338) / 6500
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:400(542) / 5000
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length Width Height in:183.7 75.7 51.9
Weight lb (kg):4045 (1835)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:4.9
Top Speed mph (km/h):186 (306)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):12/19 (16.7)
Base Price: 2007 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish - $234,260 / 236,460 (last update: 5/11/2007)

The Star of the James Bond Movie "Die Another Day": V12 Vanquish

The most sophisticated and technologically advanced new model ever to be designed, developed and built by Aston Martin made its debut at the 2001 New York International Auto Show.

Available as either a two or two plus two seat coupe the V12 Vanquish will accelerate to 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds (0-100 km/h in under 5.0 seconds) and 160 km/h (100 mph) in under 10 seconds. Through the application of advanced design techniques and materials it is lighter, stiffer and stronger and offers superior performance to that of the V8 engined Vantage model which it replaces.

In conjunction with the electronic drive-by-wire throttle system, which is fitted to the second generation 460 horsepower 6.0 liter V12 Aston Martin engine, fingertip controlled Formula 1 style paddles enable almost imperceptible gear changes to be completed in under 250 milliseconds - less than the blink of an eye.

Advanced electronics also permit the close ratio six speed manual transmission to be programmed to operate automatically with the added facility of a special program tailored to winter driving conditions.

With close co-operation and technical assistance from the Ford Research & Vehicle Technology Group and Ford Research laboratories the new V12 Vanquish represents the largest ever investment by Aston Martin in advanced technology and it pioneers a series of world firsts in its design and construction. The main body structure utilizes carbon fiber, extruded aluminum and composite materials bonded together to form a central monocoque safety cell with additional deformable composite structure energy absorbent zones at both front and rear. It provides high standards of efficiency, structural integrity, torsional rigidity and occupant crash protection.

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