2007 Aston Martin Vanquish
Year of manufacture2007
2007 Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate Coupé
Chassis no. SCFAC243M7B502577
To celebrate the end of Vanquish production, the factory signed off with the Vanquish S Ultimate Edition, a run of the last 50 cars finished in 'Ultimate Black' with an upgraded interior and personalised sill plaques. As well as its unique exterior and interior finishes, the Ultimate also came with an up-rated version of the 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 603PS (UK and EU only), which was good enough for a top speed of 200mph.
An entirely new Aston Martin for the 21st Century, the Vanquish had debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2001, with deliveries commencing a few months later. The Vanquish was styled by Ian Callum, the man responsible for the DB7, and was powered by a 6.0-litre, 48-valve, V12 engine. A spin-off from Formula 1 technology, the state-of-the-art electronic engine management system provided 'drive by wire' throttle control and was linked to the six-speed gearbox's electro-hydraulic change mechanism, a 'first' for a production car. The gearchange was controlled by F1-style paddles and could be operated in either of two modes - fully manual or computer-controlled automatic - with a 'sport' setting available on both.
A pleasing blend of up-to-the-minute technology and traditional materials, the interior was dominated by an imposing aluminium centre console extending from fascia to transmission tunnel. Connolly leather upholstery, Wilton carpeting and quilted Alcantara headlining emphasised the Aston Martin heritage, for despite its advanced specification the Vanquish was built like all other Astons before it: one at a time, by hand. Standard equipment included almost everything the discerning enthusiast would wish for: Alpine stereo system; 6-CD changer; air conditioning; electrically adjustable seats; alarm/immobiliser; tyre pressure sensing; automatic rain-sensing wipers; automatic headlamp operation; automatic rear-view mirror dipping; trip computer, etc, etc. The Vanquish was built in two versions - two-seater and 2+2 - the rear seat space in the former being occupied by a shelf for a golf bag or other luggage.
The Ultimate Edition was based on the revamped Vanquish S that superseded the original version following its debut at the Paris Auto Show in 2004. The previously optional Sports Dynamic Pack of enhanced steering, suspension and brakes came as standard with the Vanquish S. Production of the Vanquish ceased in 2007, by which time the model had been upgraded as the Vanquish S and the list price had risen to approximately 219,000. The Vanquish is yet another 'James Bond' Aston Martin, having featured in Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan as the eponymous secret agent.
This rare and collectible last-of-the-line Vanquish Ultimate Edition has been stored since acquisition and will require re-commissioning before returning to the road.
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