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This week, The Luxury Channel celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Goldfinger, the 1964 James Bond film – and now’s your chance to own a piece of history! Christie’s is auctioning a one-off replica of the iconic DB5 in a special online bid to benefit the NSPCC. The bidding for the unique model, expected to fetch over £40,000, will close on 17th September – coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the world premiere of this classic Bond film.
The DB5 was most recently featured in latest James Bond outing Skyfall, set against the backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. Suitably, we headed off to soak up the beautiful landscape, as we went to Loch Ness to test drive Aston Martin’s latest offerings, the new Vanquish Volante and Rapide S. Aston Martin’s Brand Communications Manager, John Muirhead, told us the Rapide S is “the most beautiful sports car in the world” – but he’s surely biased?? Find out what we though here.
We caught up with Aston Martin’s Design Director, Marek Reichman, about how he translates something he envisions in his mind into the dynamic machines we see on the roads, and what inspires him to perfect the design of the cars he creates.
It’s one thing to own an Aston, but no owner’s collection would be complete without a little accessorising from the Silver By Aston Martin range. We spoke to Grant Macdonald at his London workshop to discover the power, beauty and soul that goes into his craft.
Now, if you had to drive one supercar at the cost of all others, would you go for an Aston? Far harder than that, of course, is which model would you go for? We took a spin round the tracks of Millbrook in an attempt to find out!
Finally, we went along to the Hurlingham Club’s inaugural Salute To Style Concours, where we saw the iconic DB5 that became almost as famous as Sir Roger Moore himself….
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