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Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
|Aston Martin V12 Vanquish|
|Predecessor:||Aston Martin DB7|
|Engines:||5.9 L V12|
|This article is part of the automobile series.|
The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish is a supercar manufactured by Aston Martin since 2001. It rose to fame after being featured as the official James Bond car in Die Another Day, the twentieth James Bond film. In the film, the Vanquish has the usual Bond film embellishments, including reflective camouflage which rendered the vehicle virtually invisible.
The Vanquish is powered by a 5.9 L (5935 cc) 48-valve 60° V12 engine, which produces 336 kW (460 bhp) and 542 Nm (400 ft.lbf) of torque. It is controlled by a fly-by-wire throttle and a 6 speed 'paddle shift' or semi-automatic transmission. A special V12 Vanquish S debuted at the 2004 Paris Auto Show with the power upped to 388 kW (520 hp) and 577 Nm (425 ft.lbf). The Vanquish's V12 is based on parent-company Ford's 3.0 L Duratec 30 V6.
The Vanquish has 355 mm drilled and ventilated disc brakes with ABS. It also has traction control. It's wheels are 19" and it weighs 1835 kg. The Vanquish S features larger (378 mm front and 330 mm rear) brake rotors.
The Vanquish reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.0 seconds, and continues to a maximum of 190 mph (306 km/h).
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