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Get your own James Bond Aston.

2006-08-30 07:54

Spotted - the Aston Martin DBS ready for production.Pictures copyright Automedia

Aston Martin recently unveiled the company's latest movie star called the DBS, the famous secret agent 007's next super car.

The DBS will be driven by Daniel Craig in the movie Casino Royale which will appear in cinemas in November this year.

This Aston Martin continues the long-time association with James Bond - an Aston Martin DB5 made its first appearance in the Bond movie 'Goldfinger' back in 1964.

While Bond's fiction vehicle will be unique just for the movie, the Ford-owned Aston Martin sports car maker is about to set up in additional small 300 unit production line of the DBS road version, pictured here during high speed testing at Nürburgring.

It has the writing DBRS9 on the side and at the rear end.

Based on an uprated version of the DB9, it has a wider track and lower ground clearance, bold scoops and air intakes on the front, and according to rumours the V12 engine's performance was boosted from 336 kW to 373 kW.

It is expected to cost no less than 180 000 Euros. That's R1.6-million, without import duties and taxes. which could add another 35%.


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