So you want to be 007..check out these Aston Martin Cars
Aston martin Cars were founded in England in 1914 by two gentlemen by the names of Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.
The cars were generally built for racing purposes and they participated in the 1922 French Grand prix and they alsobroke world speed records at Broooklands.
The company continued to build competition vehicles but they ended in financial crisis. The company changed hands several times and between the periods of 1950 and early 1970s a man by the name David Brown owned the company and he took it to success specializing in racing cars to compete in the world sports car championship.
Aston won this championship in 1959 with the DBR1 claiming victory at Le mans that year.(by the way the DB stands for David Brown the owner of Aston Martin).
As the decade drew to a close, the brand had launched yet another model the DB4 and scored wins at the World Sportscar Championship, the Nürburgring and the RAC Tourist Trophy.
The '60s saw the evolution of the DB4 into the DB5 and DB6 and eventually the DB6 Volante convertible. The Cars looked glamorous enough to be in the movies and soon it was; the DB5 was the vehicle of choice for Sean Connery's James Bond in 1964's Goldfinger.
By 1970s, David Brown sold the company and it passed a couple of owners.a new model, the V8 Vantage, was launched in 1977but production was dismal due to oil embargo and strict emission controls.
Around 1987 Ford motors bought Aston Martin and invested millions in research and development in hopes of restoring the brand to its former glory.
In 1993, Aston Martin introduced the DB7, and it quickly became the most successful Aston Martin ever.
In 2001 Aston Martin launched the hugely powerful and technologically advanced Vanquish and began a program that will result in several new models.
In 2007 ford sold Aston Martin Cars to some investors and Recent models include the exotic DBS, which is a more muscular version of the DB9, and the four-door, four-seat Rapide.
Indeed, the current Aston Martin lineup comprises some of the world's most desirable cars cars that place equal emphasis onhigh-thrill performance and discreet British elegance.
Here are some of the models:
Aston Martin DBS
Out of all the Aston Martin Cars this is my favorite of them all.
It is a high performance vehicle offering high-end standard features such as, massive alloy wheels, an electronically adjustable active suspension, carbon-ceramic disc brakes, xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, leather and Alcantara upholstery, power heated seats, an Alcantara headliner, Bluetooth, a hard-drive-based navigation system and a premium sound system with in-dash six-CD changer and iPod integration.
The options list includes satellite radio and various aesthetic upgrades.
This V12 vehicle is the star in James Bond movies such as Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
At the heart of the DBS is a hand-built 6.0-liter V12 engine that generates 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.it has a six-speed manual gearbox which is standard and a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters which is optional.
It has a top speed of 191 mph and does 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds. From the exceptional quality of the design and finish to the advanced production techniques employed to save weight and create strength.
The DBS is both a technological masterpiece and a powerful visual and tactile experience, inside and out even 007 could testify to this making it to be one of the most luxurious exotic sports cars of the century.
Aston martin DB9
Yet another dead drop gorgeous head-turning model from Aston Martin cars and not only does it have the looks but its a performance vehicle and a 1/2.
The Aston Martin DB9 is offered in 2+2 coupe and convertible body styles. The convertible is known as volante. It has a 6.0-liter V12 engine, which produces 470bhp and 442lb ft of torque and has a choice of six-speed ‘Touchtronic’ paddle-shift automatic or six-speed H-pattern manual transmissions, the DB9 offers an intoxicating blend of effortless pace and sporting character.
All DB9s come standard with 19-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, an abundance of leather interior trim, a navigation system, Blue tooth connectivity and a premium audio system with six-CD changer, satellite radio and an i Pod interface.
As the most successful Aston Martin of all-time the DB9 has established itself as the definitive grand tourer, thanks to an enduring combination of understated elegance, sporting character and genuine luxury.
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