The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was the flagship of Aston Martin's model range.
In 2004, the Vanquish S was available with improved performance. In 2007, it was replaced by the DBS. Unlike the DBS, a convertible version of the Vanquish was never built. The car's appearance in the James Bond movie 'Die Another Day' helped it gain fame worldwide.
The V12 Vanquish is rated as one of the best movie cars like the Aston Martin DB5 from the 1964 James Bond movie 'Goldfinger'. Similar to the DB7, special edition models of the Vanquish were sold before production ended. Those cars were known as Vanquish S Ultimate Edition models, whose paint was a unique 'Ultimate Black' colour. In addition to that, an upgraded interior and a manual gearbox were equipped.
In 2012, the Vanquish name returned for the replacement of the DBS.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
The Aston Martin Vanquish makes an appearance in the PC, Xbox, and Gamecube releases of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 as a Class 2 vehicle. It is available to the player upon reaching 30,000 NFS points. A NFS variant with slightly improved performance which is unlocked at 60,000 NFS points.
In the PS2 version, it is added once the player completes Championship Event 18. A NFS variant is available at 400,000 NFS points.