2006 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

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2006 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

Key specs

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The good:

  • Heritage
  • Performance potential
  • Handling potential
  • Luxury fittings

The bad:

  • Price
  • Limited number of dealers
  • Fuel economy

1 trim

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  • S


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Notable features

  • 520-hp V-12
  • Formula One-style paddle shifting
  • Bonded body construction

2006 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
In addition to the DB9 model that debuted for 2005, Aston Martin continues to offer the more expensive Vanquish. The high-dollar coupe joined the lineup of this legendary British sports car maker in 2002. Headquartered in Buckinghamshire, England, Aston Martin is owned by Ford Motor Co.

The automaker introduced a high-performance Vanquish S coupe at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. Approximately 300 S editions were to be built per year. Each holds a 6.0-liter V-12 that’s tuned to deliver 520 horsepower.

Only the Vanquish S is offered for 2006. A navigation system and a new audio system are installed, and the Vanquish can communicate with Bluetooth-enabled phones. New standard equipment includes rear parking sensors, heated front seats, power-folding side mirrors and a garage-door opener.

The elegant Vanquish was designed largely by Ian Callum, who also designed the now-departed DB7 Vantage. The Vanquish has a shorter hood and a wider, lower air intake than the less costly DB9. Bold auxiliary driving lamps flank its grille.

The front fenders and hood panels incorporate finely detailed compound curves that sweep back to steeply raked windshield pillars and a low, curved roofline. Deeply sculptured sill and door panels accentuate the classic profile, and large trapezoidal taillights sit in an arching tail. A chrome racing-style fuel filler is used. Nine-spoke alloy wheels measure 19 inches in diameter.

Carbon fiber, extruded aluminum and composite materials are bonded together to form a central safety cell in a process also used in the aerospace industry. Aston Martin says it’s lighter, stiffer and stronger than conventional body construction and provides improved crash protection. Built on a 105.9-inch wheelbase, the Vanquish measures 183.7 inches long overall and stands 51.9 inches tall.

The Vanquish is available with or without a small backseat. Prospective owners are invited to visit Aston Martin’s Newport Pagnell factory to select both the body color and a Connolly leather upholstery scheme. White-faced instruments greet the driver, and a message center can provide information in 11 languages.

Under the Hood
The Vanquish’s V-12 produces 520 hp and 425 pounds-feet of torque. The close-ratio six-speed-manual transmission uses fingertip-actuated Formula One-style paddles to produce gear changes; the gearbox also has an automatic mode. A special shifting program is tailored for winter driving.

All-disc antilock brakes are installed.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 1.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 1.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


vehicle has not performed or showed comfort yet

My new Owner Loved my Black Body paint the way he looked at my rear-end was devilish he didn't want to bumb or bruise me, when he looked in my mirror then veiwed my interior I could tell he is more than a driver I hope he comes back to visit me some day I stare at a AMG GTs thinking of Lil Benz in My systems, I'll even warm up to him when he takes his first drive and show him the ropes to my ignition I hope he comes and visit very soon even just a touch from Lil Benz would would make my exhaust scream for asphalt I'll still be waiting for you Lil Benz so come soon come very soon !

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Aston Martin
New car program benefits
24 months/unlimited distance
24 months/unlimited distance
24 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
10 years years old or less/unlimited mileage
Basic warranty terms
12 months/unlimited miles
12 months/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
140-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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