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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    edited August 2021 Posts: 13,384
    AutoExpress: Lotus confirms four new electric cars including two SUVs by 2026.
    https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/lotus/355871/lotus-confirms-four-new-electric-cars-including-two-suvs-2026

    Motor1.com UK: Be amazed by this massive barn find of 175 classic cars in London.
    https://uk.motor1.com/news/529590/london-classic-cars-barn-find/
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    edited September 2021 Posts: 13,384
    Goodwood Road and Racing: The 11 most beautiful cars of all time (List) | GRR.
    https://www.goodwood.com/grr/road/news/2021/8/the-11-most-beautiful-cars-of-all-time/

    Express: Top Gear's Chris Harris issues public apology after 'rolling' car into stranger's Ferrari.
    https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1484477/top-gear-Chris-Harris-Ferrari-incident-Porsche-Boxster-twitter-latest-update
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Interesting, I didn’t know they had a 007 edition. I wonder if that was planned for the original release or they’ve taken the opportunity from the film’s delay.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I guess Bond is a Defender of the realm. Covid must have been a nightmare for any product placement on recent films. Bond's new Nokia phone must be out of date by now.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I guess Bond is a Defender of the realm. Covid must have been a nightmare for any product placement on recent films. Bond's new Nokia phone must be out of date by now.

    Well the ‘new’ Aston Martin Valhalla in NTTD now no longer looks anything like the concept version in the film! :)
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
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    The Audi grandsphere concept: experience high-class future

    Where's the steering wheel........... :))
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    You drive using " The Force " ;)

    Pistonheads.com: Perfect spec Aston Martin V12 Vantage S for sale.
    https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-spottedykywt/perfect-spec-aston-martin-v12-vantage-s-for-sale/44642
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    edited September 2021 Posts: 1,512
    FERRARI THOMASSIMA III

  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
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    FERRARI MUSEUM OF MARANELLO - Full tour (F40 LM, 458 GT2, 330 P, etc ... )


    FERRARI MUSEUM OF MARANELLO - Full tour (LaFerrari, Enzo, F40, etc ... )
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    Posts: 1,512
    Model S Plaid at Nürburgring
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    That steering wheel thing is ridiculous.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    The 3 MILLION-MILE VOLVO: Driving the worlds most driven car. Shows
    The Saint knew a good car when he saw one :D
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    edited September 2021 Posts: 1,512
    DB10 demolition version.....
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    I always meant to look that one up, @007InAction.

    2004 Alfa Romeo 166
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    I thought this was smart and cool. Plus there's the T shirt.

    STAR CARS- James Bond 'Tomorrow Never Dies' BMW (Ep. 007)
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    edited September 2021 Posts: 1,512
    I always meant to look that one up, @007InAction.

    2004 Alfa Romeo 166
    https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_820776-Alfa-Romeo-166-936-2004.html
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    I thought this was smart and cool. Plus there's the T shirt.

    STAR CARS- James Bond 'Tomorrow Never Dies' BMW (Ep. 007)

    That's the second fastest convertible conversion job i've ever seen..... :D
    Poor little alfa.... :(( ;))

    Nice Ep..... :)>-
    Plus there's the nice red head too..... :)>- :)>-
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    edited September 2021 Posts: 1,512
    Maybe they should have indicators and brake lights on F1 cars........ :))
    Another Max Verstappen vs. Lewis Hamilton crash, Monza sep 2021

    2021 British Grand Prix Max Verstappen vs. Lewis Hamilton crash
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    Posts: 10,084
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    Ford Mustang Mach-E Gears Up For Testing As Future Police Car
    It would patrol the streets with zero emissions.
    https://www.motor1.com/news/533822/ford-mustang-mach-e-police/
    Sep 17, 2021 | By: Chris Bruce

    The Ford Mustang Mach-E might be patrolling Michigan's roads soon because the automaker is submitting the EV to testing by the Michigan State Police. The EV will be part of the agency's 2022 model year police evaluation program that will run from September 18 to 20.

    Ford is treating this as a pilot program. The testing aims to be a benchmark for deciding to explore a purpose-built, police use EV in the future. Ford claims: "law enforcement demand for all-electric vehicles is growing worldwide."
    Gallery: Ford Mustang Mach-E Police Pilot

    The police-use Mach-E that Ford is showing looks identical to the road-going model. The only difference is the big "Police" decal running along the flanks of the car. It doesn't have a light bar, and there are no photos of the interior showing the equipment we'd expect in a police car, like radios or extra displays.

    Earlier in September, Ford debuted a concept for a Mach-E police car for the UK. It had even more extensive modifications than the one in America, including a light bar and a control panel for it below the infotainment screen.


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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    autoevolution: 1953 Aston Martin DB2 with Numbers-Matching Everything Is the Ultimate Garage Find.
    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/1953-aston-martin-db2-with-numbers-matching-everything-is-the-ultimate-garage-find-169805.html
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    Posts: 1,512
    WORLD RECORD - 1979 Porsche 928 "Risky Business" Movie Car - BARRETT-JACKSON HOUSTON 2021

  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
    edited September 2021 Posts: 3,401
    Crazy, there is too much money in the world. That Porsche is nice, but its role in the movie is minor and the "chase" is really quite lame. I wonder if Tom Cruise bought it?


  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    edited September 2021 Posts: 1,512
    Aston Martin used in James Bond movie now Melbourne man's 'pride and joy'
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    Over the years, both driving and restoring the car has brought Mr Zidziunas a lot of joy.

    However, he does have one regret.

    "When I was pulling some panels from underneath the car a whole pile of beach sand fell on me," he said.

    "In the very opening scenes of the movie Bond is chasing Diana in the car on a beach in Portugal.

    "That sand I would have loved to have kept, because that would have been the sand from that beach! I just swept it up and threw it in the bin."
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-21/aston-martin-1969-james-bond-movie-now-owned-by-melbourne-man/100471390
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
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    Aston Martin unveils tiny DB5 Junior for James Bond fans
    Only 125 vehicles will be manufactured to celebrate the latest film in the series
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    Paying respect to the original DB5 – first used in 1964’s Goldfinger – the two-thirds scale 'No Time to Die Edition' is an updated version of the electric DB5 Vantage Junior, offering more performance and driving range.
    https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-news/aston-martin-db5-junior-revealed
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    RHD to LHD
    RHD to LHD (LHD to RHD also available)
    https://aston.co.uk/enhancements/right-hand-drive-to-left-hand-drive
    We now routinely find that Aston Martins sold to overseas customers are being bought and converted to LHD and that contrary to popular belief, a premium is often achieved as a result. Indeed the value added to an Aston converted from RHD to LHD is as much, and often more, than the cost of the conversion.
    However, to achieve these high returns, a conversion has to be completed to a standard that equals or exceeds factory specifications.

    The quality of the conversion has to be flawless giving the precise appearance of an original LHD Aston Martin.

    Over recent years, the demand for these LHD conversions has risen very substantially, particularly for the DB4, 5 and 6 and increasingly now, the V8 models. We manufacture and acquire all items necessary to undertake these conversions, including the hand-made dashboards.

    As can be seen, the quality and original appearance is excellent and anyone contemplating a RHD to LHD conversion can rest assured that the conversion process is straightforward, taking no more than a few weeks to accomplish.

    If a conversion is of interest to you, please contact our workshop manager: 01207 233 525.
    PLEASE NOTE: All conversions are reversible
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Q by Aston Martin
    Aston Martin offers an unrivalled experience when it comes to the automotive world of luxury and high-end design. An Aston Martin enables you to make a bold impression on the road; however, if you’re looking to accentuate the personalisation of your car, then the Q by Aston Martin programme is for you.

    Q by Aston Martin is a opportunity to make your new Aston Martin fully unique from that of anyone else’s model. This is a chance to make sure that your car is your vision of the ultimate Aston Martin through pure customisation and with the help of the company’s award-winning design team.
    Enquire
    https://www.newcastleastonmartin.co.uk/q-enquiry
    Build your perfect car with us

    At Aston Martin Newcastle, you’ll discover a world of new possibilities in our own relaxing Q Lounge. There you’ll be able select from the comprehensive selection of materials, textures and colours available, for both inside and outside your car.

    While you’ll already be in an inspirational environment, you are free to put forward anything that has influenced the way in which you wish your Aston Martin to be built. A Q by Aston Martin car embodies your personal values and desires, allowing you to translate these into a piece of automotive art that relates directly to you.
    Getting down to detail
    The level of intricacy of a Q by Aston Martin car is completely down to you, it can be a subtle touch or a deeply personal translation. Bespoke colourings and unique trim and materials can be specified, while embroidery can be utilised to your heart’s content. Remember, no request is too specific.
    Personalised Accessories
    As being part of Aston Martin is not just about the car, but also the lifestyle that comes with it, you’ll be able to personalise what you take with you once the engine has been turned off. Luggage collections and picnic sets are just two of the many accessories you can customise with Q by Aston Martin, and these can be designed to match your car’s customisations.
    Q by Aston Martin - Collection
    Q by Aston Martin has showcased some of its most treasured examples at the world’s biggest motioning events over the years. Most recently, the company exhibited one of its most important steps: Q by Aston Martin - Collection. This initiative sees a selection of exclusive trims and enhancements being offered for your Aston Martin, elements which were brought to life by the DB11 Q by Aston Martin car that was placed for all to see at 2017’s Geneva motor show.
    Q by Aston Martin - Commission
    Taking bespoke to a new level, Q by Aston Martin - Commission allows you to go further than just choosing personal trim and spec, and instead looks at helping you create an entirely unique car. Some Aston Martin enthusiasts wish to see their vision translated into something never seen before, and with Commission we can help realise those dreams. You only need to look to cars such as the CC-100 Speedster Concept or the Vantage GT12 Roadster - both one-offs - to see what might be possible.
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    Monday to Friday 8:30am - 18:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 17:00pm
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    Telephone 0191 2635007
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    Aston Martin Newcastle, Cobalt Park Way, Silverlink, Wallsend, Newcastle, NE28 9NZ.

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    Explore the world of Q by Aston Martin

  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    I love the badge they show at the beginning!
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    Posts: 1,512
    2023 Chevy Corvette Z06
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,384
    Top Gear: The best Bond cars ever, part 3: the Lotus Esprit.
    https://www.topgear.com/car-news/big-reads/best-bond-cars-ever-part-3-lotus-esprit
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