IT was ‘screen tested’ by James Bond – and now here it is going through its paces before hitting the showrooms. In an old issue of Auto Express it was revealed the Aston Martin DB9 that will star in the 007 movie Casino Royale – now these photos show how the stunning this roadgoing version will look.
The car has been spied, putting in some fast laps at the Nurburgring in Germany, this menacing black car gets the same styling tweaks as the Bond version. It has aggressive air intakes, wider wheelarches, bigger alloys, lowered side skirts and a lip spoiler at the back.
It will be luxurious inside, with sports seats and a new engine starter button. The model gets a different name, too – the DBRS9. Aston Martin hasn’t confirmed technical details, but the car will have revised suspension and brakes, plus a 500bhp 6.0-litre V12. That should mean a 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds and a 200mph top speed. Only 300 examples of the £130,000 model will be produced.
I can’t wait to check it out at my local Aston Martin dealership 🙂
Does anyone else have any further info on this beast?