Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Quantum of Solace James Bond drives an Aston Martin

The main car James Bond is going to drive (race with actually) has been revealed:it will be an Aston Martin DBS V12!

James Bond Aston Martin DBS V12

Here what Wikipedia says about this Aston Martin car:

The modern Aston Martin DBS is a high performance sports car produced in the UK manufacturer Aston Martin. This car aims at replacing the Vanquish S as the flagship of the marque.

The two seater coupé (as opposed to the 2+2 DB9 which the car is based on) has a bonded aluminium chassis made of lightweight magnesium alloy, carbon fibre composite and aluminium. It is the first production Aston Martin to make extensive use of carbon-fibre body panels.

Power comes from the heavily revised handmade 6.0 litre V12 engine from the DBR9 racing car, tuned to deliver 510 bhp (380 kW) at 6500 rpm and 420 lb·ft (569 N·m) of torque at 5750 rpm.

A new hand finished interior with black lacquer, brushed alloy, semi-aniline leather and Alcantara as some of the materials. The car comes with a six speed manual transmission standard and is expected to retail for approximately $265,000 USD. Sales are expected to start in spring of 2008.

Spy photos let us expect a convertible DBS for soon too.

Daniel Craig is so lucky! Being James Bond has some advantages: girls and electronic gizmos for sure, but great cars too!