“I looked into the garage,” Brosnan recently told Details magazine, “and the car cover was engulfed in flames. In that nanosecond, you think, do I try to save it? But it’s just a car. You take the blow and move on, give thanks you’re alive.”
Brosnan later posted a photo on Instagram of the nameplates he salvaged from the charred Aston Martin, writing “All that remains of a very great Aston Martin, she was a beauty, however a car is just a car…a life, is a precious gift of beauty and holiness.”
Brosnan’s personal Vanquish came fitted from the factory with a triumphant 5.9-liter V12 engine, which summoned 460 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, and dispensed it to the road through a six-speed automated manual gearbox. The movie car he’d made famous in Die Another Day had a few additional features, however.
In the film, the car was nicknamed by Q (John Cleese) as the Aston Martin “Vanish” thanks to its remarkable cloaking device. The luxury GT also toted an array of machine guns, grille-mounted rockets, an ejector seat, and retractable tire spikes for good measure.