Since 1964 the name Aston Martin has been tied to mythical super spy James Bond who drove the famous DB5 in “Goldfinger”. While the machine guns, oil slick sputter and rockets are not available on the standard Aston Martin, the ride, power and handling of the same car that James Bond operated is at your disposal.
The Aston Martin luxury sports car manufacturer has been making available to the public grand tourers so they can enjoy the precision craftsmanship and power as seen in the movies for over a century. The DB5 is no longer being produced today but its direct descendant the DB9 is ready and available to all that chose to drive it.
The power behind the DB9 is a 510 horsepower 5.9L V-12 on a frame that weighs less than 4,000 pounds. The 6-speed transmission makes it possible for the driver to harness the power of the 510 horses so they can maneuver and accelerate at a time and place of their choosing. This luxury sports car can be propelled from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.1 seconds and can attain a top speed of 183 mph if the path ahead of the driver permits it.
To assist the driver in remaining safe when they are experiencing a ride in the Aston Martin, it comes standard with electronic stability control, ABS braking system and a drive train traction control that assist the driver is applying the power so they can stay on the road as they chose.
The latest Aston Martin model, the Vanquish, is considered a super grand touring vehicle and was also in the 2002 James Bond movie “Die Another Day”. It is also equipped with the 5.9L V-12 that produces 550 horsepower. In the Vanquish you can move at speeds up to 199 mph if you so choose too.