Aston Martin Vanquish Driving Experiences
The Vanquish is the first generation V12 grand tourer car of Aston Martin, faithfully following its original concept design and engineering. Its cutting edge aluminium and carbon composite construction, massive brakes and power came straight from the race track, and is available for a great driving experience day at a venue near you in the UK with TrackDays.
Drive a Aston Martin Vanquish near me
The Aston Martin Vanquish was the model that was responsible for bringing the British supercar marque’s league of Grand Tourer models into the new millennium when it was first launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2001, succeeding the 1993 Vantage that had been in production for almost a decade.
Designed by Ian Callum, it was the first generation of the V12 Vanquish models, built at their then production line’s base at Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire. Built on a sturdy, carbon fibre/aluminum composite chassis, and a fine tuned 5.9 litre V12 engine, powering out 460 bhp.
It posts some impressively fast speed rankings, accelerating from 0 - 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, and 0 - 100 mph in 10.3 seconds, with a top speed of 196 mph, making it the fastest Aston Martin model ever produced at the time.
Cool Facts About the Aston Martin Vanquish
As with many of Aston Martin’s Grand Tourer and supercar models, it’s been a star of the silver screen, chiefly in the James Bond films that they are now synonymous with. In the case of the V12 Vanquish, a modified version appeared alongside Pierce Brosnan for the 2002 installment, Die Another Day.
The Vanquish also notably had a starring role of a different kind, when Aston Martin celebrated their 100th birthday in 2013. In fact, it went a little further than the track on that occasion, when a helicopter airlifted it onto the helipad of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai (although we hasten to point out that such a feat is beyond our remit at TrackDays!)