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Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe review

2001 - 2007 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £164,349 - £183,032
Used prices £35,448 - £65,812
Road tax cost £395 - £695
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 246 - 282 miles
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Astounding engine, intoxicating sounds, hugely involving to drive


Reliability issues, cramped and dated interior, expensive to buy and run

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


While the styling bore similarities to the older DB7’s this was the first of the truly modern Astons. Based on the earlier Vantage concept car the aluminium and carbonfibre bodied Vanquish debuted in 2001. The launch of the roomier, cheaper and still V12-powered DB9 in 2004 made the hand-made Vanquish appear questionable value to some, however Aston unveiled the Vanquish S, the company’s first 200mph road car.

With more power, subtle spoilers and the previously optional sports suspension kit now fitted as standard, the S sold alongside the Vanquish at first but the standard car was soon dropped. The final Vanquish was built in 2007, its place taken in the range by the DB9-based DBS.