The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was designed by Ian Callum and drew inspiration from the DB7 Vantage. However, the car had a strong influence from the Project Vantage Concept which debuted with a V12 engine at the North American International Auto Show in January 1998. Underneath, the car featured a strong aluminium/carbon fibre composite chassis with a 5,935 cc (5. 9 L; 362. 2 cu in) V12 engine. It was available in 2+0 and 2+2 seating configurations and a coupé bodystyle.