A grand tourer or a luxury automobile for long distance driving was created by the British manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Limited. This automobile company produces luxury sports cars, and they introduced the Aston Martin Vanquish in the year 2001. This was presented as a two door coupé with a front engine, rear wheel drive layout at the Geneva Motor Show in 2001.
The first generation Vanquish was also called the V12 Vanquish, and it was designed by the British car designer Ian Callum with heavy influence of the Project Vantage Concept. This is assembled in Newport Pagnell inEnglandand it has a six speed manual gearbox with auto shift manual or select shift manual elctro-hydraulic control system for its transmission.
The V12 Vanquish was popularized by the James Bond film, Die Another Day, in 2002. In 2004, the Vanquish S was shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2004, which is a revamped version of the V12. Production of the car halted for five years, and in 2012, the second generation Aston Martin Vanquish was officially released. The concept of this car was called the Project AM310 Concept and shown at the Villa D’Este inLake Como,Italy. It is built inGaydon,England and has several transmissions including a rear mid mounted, six speed and a touchtronic2 automatic.