Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

In 1995 Ian Callum designed the Aston Martin Vanquish, a grand touring vehicle manufactured by Aston Martin. It rapidly rose to fame after being featured as the official James Bond car in Die Another Day – nothing like Hollywood to push along a product into cult status. The film utilizes some technical effects to embellish the vehicle, including active camouflage, which made the vehicle virtually invisible, earning it the nickname "the Vanish". Unfortunately, it is expected to be discontinued after the 2007 model year. The Aston Martin DBS V12 will act as the temporary replacement until the Vanquish's actual successor model is released in 2010. It is important for the new model to quickly come to market give that The Vanquish is Aston Martin's flagship vehicle. Many people incorrectly dismiss the Aston Martin V12 as merely "two Duratecs linked together" because the Vanquish shares some components and design elements with the 3.0 L Duratec. No shortage of engineering went into this vehicle given that the V12 engine in the Vanquish was designed at Ford Research in the United States. Originally, Cosworth Technologies was contracted to manufacture the engine, yet they had absolutely no involvement with the design. The 2005 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is an impressive carryover of the 2004 model and is even hand-built. It is a two-door luxury sports car, and is available as a Coupe. You can bet the design team spent many hours in the wind tunnel honing the car's profile to guarantee stability throughout its speed range and adequate airflow for power and cooling. They utilized a complementary aerodynamic 'splitter' at the front, which assists in improving high-speed stability. So when you take out your Aston Martin Vanquish you can feel moderately comfortable that you will stay grounded ' hopefully, given that you didn't receive some super impressive hybrid version.