Taking inspiration from the legendary DB-4 Zagato, Ian Callum designed the Aston Martin Vanquish and changed the GT car market forever. The 2003 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S is definitely one of the best dressed Aston Martin since the ’60s and considered by many to be one of the most attractive modern GT cars in existence. Made cool by James Bond and made highly capable by a large V12 under the hood this car had the requirements to qualify it as a modern classic the day it was released. Upon its unveiling, the Vanquish was around $220,000 USD (~$320,000 CND). Considering its performance abilities and the impact this vehicle has made on popular culture and automotive design we believe this car might be one of the best bargains on the market today, a true dormant classic.
The 2003 V12 Vanquish is as beautiful as it is capable. The huge power train is fast and thrilling. All of the timeless character traits of this vehicle combine for an experience that begs to be enjoyed over and over again. Its cars like this one that gets you excited for long road trips and even more excited when you forget something and have to turn around. Sometimes it can be difficult to see into the future and predict what cars will be deemed classics. But right from its release, the Vanquish possessed all the ingredients required. Between the iconic styling, gorgeous engine and cementing itself into popular culture, the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish will bestow heavy style points to anyone lucky enough to get behind the wheel.