The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was featured in the 2002 flick "Die Another Day", the last James Bond movie to star Pierce Brosnan. The Vanquish was refined with the usual Q-Branch 'special features' refinements, such as front-firing rockets and shotguns, hood-mounted target-seeking machine guns, spike-producing tyres, radial thermal imaging system as well as ejector seats, a homage to the original DB5, but used here in a clever bit of improvisation by Agent 007 to right the car when it's been flipped onto its roof. It was also equipped with an 'adaptive camouflage' system - a cloaking device which allows it to be as good as invinsible at the touch of a button, thus earning it the 'Vanish' moniker. It also received the honour of being the most advanced James Bond car to date. In the real-world, the Vanquish is a rear-wheel-drive sports tourer machine, but as the car chase scenes for the movie is done on ice surfaces, it was converted to run on four-wheel-drive borrowed from the Ford Explorer for better traction. Also, in order to fit in the front-firing rockets and shotguns, the standard 6-litre V12 engine was replaced with a smaller Ford BOSS 302 V8 engine.