Bond's new Aston Martin breaks cover
4 May 2006

Aston Martin has revealed official images of James Bond's next car - and hinted strongly at the design direction for the next Vanquish.

Bond will drive the new DBS in Casino Royale, due for release later this year. The car is based on both the DB9 and DBR9 race car. Marek Reichman, Aston's design director, said, 'While hinting at our future design direction, the DBS also has very clear links with our heritage - it is instantly recognisable as an Aston Martin.'

The next Vanquish is almost certain to be based on a DB9 and since the DBS sits between road and race, it is likely to provide strong styling cues for the high-performance model.

The movie car uses a 6.0-litre V12, features 10-spoke 20in alloy wheels and reportedly weighs over 100kg less than a DB9. Inside it features bucket racing seats and a removable stopwatch - plus the usual modifications from Q branch, one assumes...

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