The James Bond Aston Martin – Then and Now
Aston Martin was first introduced in 1964’S ‘GOLDFINGER’, the 3rd film in the James Bond Series. The model is DB5 – this was the beginning of a new relationship – that lasted for 11 films in over 50 years.
In Die Another Day – you can see the the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish – this is the flagship Grand Tourer introduced in 2001 as a successor to the ageing Virage range. Featuring a maximum speed in excess of 190 mph and a 6.0 litre V12 engine developing more than 450 horsepower, the vehicle was unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show and was produced from 2001 to 2005. The V12 Vanquish was replaced by the DBS in 2007, with the Vanquish name being revived in 2012 for the successor to the DBS.
It represents the height of Aston’s design, engineering, technology and craftsmanship. Vanquish is equipped with the AM29 V12 engine – the most powerful GT production engine in Aston Martin history. 568 bhp of power. 201 mph top speed. 0-60mph in just 3.6 secs. Vanquish has the greatest performance numbers ever reached in an Aston Martin, it’s not a Grand Tourer, it’s a Super Grand Tourer.
On the inside, it has the most luxurious interior ever produced by Aston. A unique Vanquish design combines the widest choice of materials and finishes ever created for a GT. Featuring ergonomic interior environment groupings and carbon fibre interior finishes. Contrasting seat accent colours and unique hour-glass stitching. A million stitches go into every Vanquish, along with over 100 years of history.
The evolution of Aston Martin from the first time it was featured in a 007 movie to the last 007 it was featured in.
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