Aston Martin’s flagship, hand-built Vanquish, is the ultimate grand tourer. He was launched in 2001 and was the successor to the Virage. The first version, the V12 Vanquish, was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2001 and was designed by Ian Cullum. This first model of Vanquish was ridden by James Bond in the film Die Another Day. In 2005, the V12 Vanquish went out of production and was replaced by the Vanquish S, which came onto the market in 2004. The Vanquish S was even more aerodynamic and powerful. The Vanquish S was succeeded in 2007 by the DBS. In 2012, Aston Martin announced that the Vanquish will succeed the DBS.
At Villa D’Este, Aston Martin unveiled the AM310 Concept Project, a foretaste of the new DBS. Aston Martin eventually brought the car into production as the Vanquish. The Vanquish has clearly evolved from the DBS and has some distinctive design elements of the Aston Martin One-77 hypercar, which had just come to the end of a very limited production run in 2012. Applying carbon fiber throughout the car resulted in lower weight and even better performance than its predecessor. The powerful 6.0 litre V12 delivers as much as 573 HP and 620 Nm torque.