The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was designed by Ian Callum and bore a large resemblance to the production DB7 Vantage. However, the car had a strong influence from the Project Vantage Concept prototype which debuted with a V12 engine at the North American International Auto Show in January 1998. As underneath the car featured a strong aluminium/carbon composite construction, bonded chassis with a 5,935 cc (5.9 L; 362.2 cu in) V12 engine. It was available in 2+0 and 2+2 seating configurations.
The 48-valve 60° engine produces 450 bhp and 400 lb·ft of torque. It is controlled by a drive-by-wire throttle and a six-speed Electrohydraulic manual transmission.The standard Vanquish model had 14.0 inches drilled and ventilated disc brakes with four-pot calipers, ABS, with electronic brake distribution.