Aston Martin Vanquish
"Now pay attention Bond... this is your Aston Martin!"
After a brief flirtation with BMW, the film industry's most enduring partnership - James Bond and Aston Martin are reunited in the 20th 007 film Die Another Day. The car is a proper hommage to the original Aston Martin DB5 used by Sean Connery, because it's fitted with many gadgets and the Tungsten Silver coachwork and charcoal leather exactly matches the silver DB5 first driven by 007 in the 1964 film, Goldfinger. The Aston Martin Vanquish, with license plate KE02 EWW, plays a significant role in the film. At the start of the film James Bond is introduced to the Aston Martin by Q just as he was in Goldfinger. The Aston is fitted with many gadgets, including automatic guns that popup from the bonnet cooling vents, rockets behind the grille, spikes on the tires and a passenger ejector seat. All features are very useful during the chase with a Jaguar XK-R on the frozen lakes of Iceland. The most remarkable feature is it's ability to become invisible.
The Aston Martin Vanquish was a grand tourer, designed by Ian Callum and manufactured by Aston Martin. The Vanquish was unveiled at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show and was produced from June 2001 to September 2004 with the later Vanquish S being produced from September 2004 to July 2007. The Vanquish was succeeded by the DBS.
The Vanquish can also be seen in the video games James Bond 007: Nightfire and James Bond 007: Everything Or Nothing.