The famous Bond car, which had been held in private ownership for around 40 years was used in the Goldfinger movie for driving scenes and was retrofitted with multiple gadgets, such as passenger ejector seat and front wing-mounted machine guns by Aston Martin in preparation for its second on-screen appearance in the Thunderball movie.
The DB9 is currently in its seventh year of production. The supercar is based on the automaker’s V/H (Vertical/Horizontal) architecture, a bonded aluminum architecture that offers a lightweight and strong construction.
“The DB9 is based on Aston Martin’s unique V/H (Vertical/Horizontal) architecture – a bonded aluminium understructure forming the lightweight yet incredibly strong platform integral to the current range of sports cars. In much the same way, the DB5 used modern technology of its time employing aluminium body construction to help reduce weight in ‘Superleggera’ form. Aston Martin continues to use state of the art manufacturing techniques and hand-craft skills to create the most emotive cars on the road today,” stated the press release.
Aston Martin is now releasing a set of unique images that show the the revises 2011 model year DB9, dressed in Quantum Silver, together with the actual Bond car. The aforementioned (optional) DB9 paint is the same color that the DBS model used in the Quantum of Solace movie in 2008.
Our say: This has to be one of the best marketing lessons the automotive history has to teach. Helmet tip to Aston Martin.