Delivery mileage only,2002 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe  Chassis no. SCFAC23382B500378 Engine no. 00315

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Delivery mileage only, 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe
Chassis no. SCFAC23382B500378 Engine no. 00315

CHF 300,000 - 350,000
US$ 320,000 - 380,000
Delivery mileage only
2002 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe
Chassis no. SCFAC23382B500378
Engine no. 00315
An entirely new Aston Martin for the 21st Century, the Vanquish debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2001, with deliveries commencing a few months later. The Vanquish took over from the Vantage V8, the Newport Pagnell factory undergoing an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment to accommodate it, gaining a new assembly line, paint shop, rolling road and water test facility.
Styled by Ian Callum, the man responsible for the DB7, the Vanquish was developed with assistance from Aston Martin’s parent company Ford using constructional techniques more advanced than those of any current road car. The monocoque tub is made of heat-cured bonded aluminium, braced by a central tunnel of carbon fibre to create a lightweight structure of exceptional rigidity, thus enabling the chassis engineers to develop suspension combining excellent handling and roadholding with unrivalled ride quality. As well as its superior strength/ weight ratio compared to aluminium, the carbon fibre backbone also provides better insulation from transmission and exhaust heat in the cabin.
The all-independent suspension follows the accepted supercar norm and comprises double aluminium wishbones, coil springs, mono-tube damper and anti-roll bar front and rear. Four-wheel ventilated steel disc brakes gripped by four-piston calipers provide all the stopping power one needs, while ABS and traction control afford maximum security in poor road conditions or ‘on the limit’.
Aston Martin’s first power unit of its type, the 6.0-litre, 48-valve, V12 engine develops 460bhp at 6,800rpm, with 400lb/ft of torque available at 5,500 revs. In its ‘Stage 2’ Vanquish specification it benefits from a 18kgs weight reduction, most of which has been shed from the rotating masses to improve throttle response. A spin-off from F1 technology, the state-of-the-art electronic engine management system provides ‘drive by wire’ throttle control and is linked to the six-speed manual gearbox’s electro-hydraulic change mechanism, a ‘first’ for a production car. The gearchange is controlled by F1-style paddles and can be operated in either of two modes - fully manual and computer-controlled automatic - with a ‘sport’ setting available on both. The system allows the driver to skip intermediate gears on down-changes without recourse to the clutch, while at the same time providing engine protection by means of a rev limiter. All emissions requirements worldwide are surpassed, including California’s LEV (Low Emission Vehicle) standards.
The Vanquish is built in two versions - two-seater and 2+2 - the rear seat space in the former being occupied by a shelf for golf bag or other luggage. A pleasing blend of up-to-the-minute technology and traditional materials, the interior is dominated by an imposing aluminium centre console extending from fascia to transmission tunnel. Connolly leather upholstery, Wilton carpeting and quilted Alcantara headlining emphasise the Aston Martin heritage, for despite its advanced specification, the Vanquish is built like all other Astons before it, one at a time, by hand.
Standard equipment inventory includes almost everything the discerning connoisseur would wish for: Alpine stereo system, 6 CD changer, air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats, alarm/ immobiliser, tyre pressure sensing, automatic rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamp operation, automatic rear-view mirror dipping, trip computer, etc. The performance? 190mph and 0-60 in 4.5 seconds.
Purchased new in Italy, this left-hand drive Vanquish has never been registered for the road and displays a total of just 215 kilometres on the odometer. Finished in Aston Martin green metallic with black leather interior, it is offered in ‘as new’ condition throughout. The car comes with an EEC Certificate of Conformity supplied by Aston Martin. VAT will be payable if the car is sold within the EU and local taxes payable if it remains in Switzerland.

Cette Vanquish conduite à gauche n’a jamais été immatriculée et son compteur affiche un total de 215 kilomètres. Présentée ici dans sa livrée vert métallique Aston Martin avec l’intérieur noir, elle est offerte dans un état proche du neuf. La voiture vient avec un certificat de conformité fourni par Aston Martin attestant que la voiture peut être immatriculée en UE.
La TVA sera à régler si la voiture est vendue en UE tandis que les taxes locales seront à payer si la voiture demeure en Suisse.
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