Aston Martin Vanquish V12--Interior

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2003 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

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48-valve V12


6.0 liter


460 bhp @ 6800 rpm


400 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm

Curb Weight

4,045 lbs


Transmission is a six-speed Formula 1 style manual gearbox with auto shift manual/select shift manual electro-hydraulic control system.

0-60 mph

5.0 seconds

1/4 mph


Top Speed

190 mph

Motional Memories
Classics to Concept Cars