Clearly though, a simple re-ignition of one of Aston Martin's coolest and most revered monikers wasn't enough, so Aston set about thoroughly reworking its VH architecture and that fabulous 6.0-litre V12 engine.
The result? The new Vanquish is 25 per cent stiffer and 13 per cent lighter than the DBS which it replaces, while that V12 now produces 565bhp - up from 510bhp.
And that new body is made entirely from carbon fibre, designed in a manner to pay homage to its One-77 sibling, whilst retaining that familiar Aston ‘feel'.
Now, Aston has launched the official configurator, and this means you must waste the rest of your afternoon cooking up your dream Vanquish. Incidentally, Aston acutely understands the true nature of man, because creating a thoroughly lairy supercar isn't really that possible.
Try your best by clicking here, and then having spent your creativity on Aston's interwebs, post a link below to your configuration.
EDIT: @RockTsar - we just spoke to Aston Martin who confirmed that sadly, the new Vanquish won't be in Skyfall. The paint options 'Skyfall Silver' and indeed 'Quantum Silver' are there simply to continue the "long association with the [Bond] brand". How cool is that?