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    The supercars of James Bond Spectre (VIDEO)

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    Get a glimpse of the awesome car chase scene from the upcoming James Bond Spectre movie featuring the Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75. 

    The latest James Bond movie promises to be absolutely awesome and will hit cinemas later this year. It should be particularly entertaining for car guys (and gals) too, thanks to the awesome cars lined up for the movie. We’ve known for a while that Aston Martin was building a bespoke car for the movie dubbed DB10. It’s a stunning rear-wheel drive coupe that sadly can’t actually be purchased by the public no matter how deep your pockets are. Ten DB10s were built for the movie, some for stunt purposes and others just for glamour shots. Of course, the Aston Martin will be driven by James Bond and while we can tell you it’s powered by a V8 engine, we’re unsure what weapons and other trick devices Bond’s DB10 will be fitted with.

    The villain of the movie Mr. Hinx will be driving Jaguar’s C-X75 supercar which was originally a concept which then got very, very close to going into production as a rival to the Porsche 918, McLaren P1 and LaFerrari. Jaguar pulled the pin on the stunning supercar at the last minute due to economic woes. Now however, the C-X75 is getting a starring role in Spectre where it will be part of one of the coolest car chases of recent times. The movie role fits perfectly with Jaguar’s new ‘good to be bad’ marketing blabber as it attempts to move very far away from its former slippers and cigars image. And with cars like the new F-Type sports car and XE it appears to be doing a rather good job.

    The C-X75 won’t be the only Jaguar Land Rover car in the movie either, with other key characters jumping behind the wheel of a few other JLR specials.

    The car chase is held on the historic and clearly quite slippery streets of Rome, and the cars are driven right at the limit sliding their way around the Italian capital.

    You can get a behind the scenes look at the Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 car chase in the video below.

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  • Reviews/ Videos

    2015 Geneva motor show highlights with Chris Harris (VIDEO)

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    Internet star, professional hoon and tyre wrecker Chris Harris walks us round the supercar packed 2015 Geneva motor show.

    The Geneva motor show is the biggest motoring event on the calendar, it’s where all the hottest and most exciting new cars are revealed for the first time and usually they’re fast cars. This motor show is basically an ideal place for manufacturers to show off their most technologically advanced performance models and compete for the spotlight. You can usually tell who’s ‘winning’ the Geneva motor show by how many journalists turn up to each manufacturer’s press announcements. When ever a new Ferrari is unveiled people tend to pay attention – reveal a new Ssangyong cross over and well, you get the idea.

    Before Chris Harris walks us round the Geneva motor show and makes lots of hilariously rude jokes, I’ll give you some of my own highlights from the show. I’m a huge fan of the Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg, and their two Geneva show cars were serious stand-outs. The Regera hybrid is an 1800hp rear-wheel drive monster which packs a 1080hp twin-turbo V8 engine and three electric motors which give a total of 700hp. A Bugatti Veyron takes around a minute to reach 248mph (400km/h), this car takes less than 20 seconds. It’s completely nuts. Less extreme is Koenigsegg’s Agera RS, a lightweight track version of the standard 1080hp Agera. Other highlights include the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Cayman GT4, Audi R8 and its GT3 race car R8 LMS cousin, and curiously, the new Skoda Superb.

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  • Super Cars

    Awesome 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Quick Drive (VIDEO)

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    The 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S is possibly the best four-door in the world.

    It doesn’t quite top out the charts in many individual specs, but, as is so often the case with sports cars, the whole is greater than the sum of its 0-60 mph times and horsepower figures.

    In fact, if you’re the type of person that can’t find something pretty close to supreme enjoyment piloting the Rapide S along a twisty road, we probably can’t be friends.

    Why? Because beyond the 550-horsepower V-12 engine, the 190 mph top speed, the Bilstein adaptive damping system, and, of course, the four doors, lies the heart of gentleman’s sports car.

    This isn’t a race-bred, fire-breathing, vertebrae-compacting demon; it’s a car that benefits from all of those lessons, but filters them through finishing school and a few decades in high society. It’s large, and it’s a bit heavy, but it’s surprisingly light on its feet.

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    In fact, in most ways, it feels every bit the sports car the two-door Vanquish does, but at the same time, the Rapide S is more refined and comfortable in everyday driving thanks to the more spacious cabin, longer wheelbase, and revised suspension tuning.

    Steering feel isn’t a primary reward of driving the Rapide S, but it’s there, if muted. The brake pedal is almost annoyingly long and soft at all times, making pedal modulation difficult in sporty driving (but smoothing out low-speed parking lot maneuvers), and the button-operated six-speed automatic transmission is neither the most telepathic nor athletic slushbox on the market. But somehow, the car’s innate balance and poise strike a chord with the rumbling wail of the V-12’s mix of induction and exhaust noises. The result is two-metric-ton sports car that’s five metric tons of fun to drive.

    Sure, the back seat is tight and the $199,950-plus price tag equates to a mortgage on a nice house in some parts of the country, but those are, ultimately, irrelevant facts. Those lucky enough to be able to afford a Rapide S will not care.

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    Why? Look at it. The curves, the angles, those muscular haunches. The Rapide S experience is visceral even before you touch the car. It exudes automotive pheromones, quickening the pulse and dilating the pupils. It’s a sports car, with four doors. And it’s an Aston.

    For a more detailed drive report, visit our 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S First Drive.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Celebrity Cars

    World’s Largest Collection Of Bond Cars Now For Sale (PHOTOS)

    In 2011 Miami real estate investor Michael Dezer bought dozens of cars used in the James Bond films from the Bond Museum in Keswick, England. Since then, he’s added to the trove which now stands at 59 cars, as well as motorcycles, boats, jetskis, tanks and thousands of photos, posters and memorabilia. It is the largest collection of 007 cars in the world, and Dezer has put it up for sale for 20 million pounds ($33.25M US) – the caveat is that you have to buy the entire collection.
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    But what a collection it is. Among the six Aston Martins are the DB5 from Goldeneye, the Vanquish from Die Another Day and both V8s from The Living Daylights. There is also the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me – not the Esprit submarine that Elon Musk bought last year at auction, but the pre-dive roadgoing car. The new owner of the collection will keep things up to date with the Audi A5 and the Land Rover Defender 110 from the opening scene of Skyfall, and properly varied with the dragon tank from Dr. No, the Fairey Huntress yacht in From Russia with Love, and the chopped-in-half Renault 11 from A View to a Kill.Land Rover Defender Skyfall Aston_Martin_V8_Volante_living_daylights aston-martin-james-bond

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  • Super Cars

    Aston Martin DB9 Announces New Carbon Special Editions (VIDEO)

    In addition to its new V8 Vantage N430, Aston Martin will be showing off a pair of DB9 special editions at the upcoming 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The latest special editions revive Aston Martin’s ‘Carbon’ theme, which was last used on the DB9 back in 2010, prior to the car’s transformation into the Aston Martin formerly known as the Virage.

    This time around there is both a DB9 Carbon Black and a DB9 Carbon White. Rather than outright performance, style and what Aston Martin describes as “visual drama” are the hallmarks of the new special editions.

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    Both cars feature carbon fiber elements for the exterior and cabin. Items include carbon side strakes and darkened window surrounds as well as bright red brake calipers.

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    For the interior, Aston designers have gone with a black theme for both, but with contrasting red elements to match the brake calipers. The cars also feature bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon Black or Carbon White logo.

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    WATCH: Shelby Brock Daytona Coupe Races Into Jay Leno’s Garage: Video

    No changes have been made to the powertrain, which means the cars still come with a 6.0-liter V-12 engine delivering 510 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. In case you were wondering, that will get you to a top speed of 183 mph.

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    Sales commence shortly after the debut in Geneva, which takes place on March 4. For more news from the Swiss show, head to our dedicated hub.

    via Motor Authority

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  • News

    Dog sent packing after eating owner’s $130,000 Aston Martin

    When is Man’s Best Friend not really Man’s Best Friend? As a Somerset, England man found out, it’s when she’s taking a few bites out of your $130,000 Aston Martin. Royston Grimstead left his home one morning, only to return to find the wheel arch of his British convertible chewed to bits, courtesy of one of his dogs.
    Luce, the four-year-old Border Collie/Spaniel mix guilty of the damage, may have had motive, according to Grimstead. According to the 42-year-old man, he was already trying to find a new home for the adorable dog, claiming it didn’t get along with his other canines.“She must have overheard me because she’s normally friendly and never really chewed on anything before,” Grimstead said.

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    Bets On: Aston Martin V12 Vantage vs Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series vs Jaguar XKR-S GT (VIDEO)

    This is the battle of the latest super coupes. Can the sizzling hot new Aston Martin V12 and Jaguar XKR-S GT put the noble Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series, to the sword? 

    On paper, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is the fastest, hitting 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standing start beating the Mercedes and Jag by two seconds. But the real test is always on the track.

    Let see what happens…

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  • Super Cars

    This Aston Martin VIE GH Anniversary 100 Concept Looks Incredible (PHOTOS)

    Aston Martin VIE GH Anniversary 100 Concept Photos

    Aston Martin VIE GH Anniversary 100 Concept PhotosThere are so many amazing concept cars flying around the internet getting us car buffs all excited and this Aston Martin VIE GH Anniversary 100 Concept is yet another.

    It was rendered up by Grigory Gorin from Tula, Russia. And it is his dream for what the a centenary Aston Martin could look like.

    “The Aston Martin VIE GH Anniversary 100 Concept draws its inspiration from the 1935 Ulster and the more recent 2009 One-77. The “VIE” moniker comes from “Vehement, Intelligent, Electro” and the concept is envisioned with fuel cell technology. It has a hydrogen tank installed under the rear suspension and a lithium-ion battery mounted in the center of the car while the battery has been integrated into the roof.

    The artist imagined his creation with a hydrogen-aerial electrochemical generator at the front and with an electric motor within each wheel to provide the car with an all-wheel drive setup. It also has an adjustable independent suspension and a monocoque body structure made from carbon fiber. To top it all off, the concept is conceived with an adjustable transparent glass with opacity control.”

    via: World Car Fans

    Check out the images and let us know what you think…

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  • News

    Sexy Aston Martin Ad Confirmed A Fake (PHOTOS)

    Ladies and Gents…you can stop staring now!

    It may be sad news for some of you to find out ‘that’ viral Aston Martin is actually indeed a fake. After trending worldwide on twitter, facebook and forums galore it was not a cleverly devised marketing campaign from Aston Martin but a simple Photoshop  probably made by some spotty teenager in his bedroom.

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    Aston-Martin.com confirmed today that it was ‘fake’ and this was spotted due to a series of errors. First of all it says ‘pre owed’ instead of ‘pre-owned’.

    Secondly, a simple search on google (its hard work at carhoots!) shows that this is in fact Dutch Playmate Rosanne Jongenelen from an issue of Playboy Germany.

    Furthermore, we found from our friends at Carscoops (via twitter) that the message has in fact been used before by BMW.

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    One thing we can take home from this scandal is the saying ‘sex sells’ has never been more true today.

    Even though this was a hoax ad: do you think this will benefit or detrimental to Aston Martin? Let us know below or tweet us @CarhootsUK

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