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Feast your eyes on Aston Martin’s new Bond edition

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Aston Martin has revealed a DB9 dedicated to James Bond ahead of the premiere of the Spectre film in November.

Called the DB9 GT Bond Edition, the new special edition is based on what’s thought to be the final run-out ‘GT’ version of Aston’s coupe.

That means the special edition DB9 receives a more powerful version of the standard car’s 5.9-litre V12 that now produces 402kW/620Nm. The six-speed automatic gearbox carries over unchanged.

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Aston claims the 22kW power boost over the standard car is enough to help the GT reach 100km/h from standstill in just 4.5 seconds and hit a limited 295km/h – that’s an improvement of 0.1 seconds over the DB9 while top speed remains the same.

The updated GT hits 100km/h 0.1 seconds faster.
The updated GT hits 100km/h 0.1 seconds faster.

Differing from the regular DB9, the Bond gets 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, lots of extra aluminium for the bonnet vents, grille and side air intakes, plus a black carbon-fibre front splitter and rear diffuser.

Peer through the black alloys and you’ll also see special grey brake callipers unique to the Bond Edition.

Inside, there’s Bond-embroided leather seats and Bond-badged kick plates.

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Aston Martin’s regional manager for Australia and New Zealand, Kevin Wall, has advised that five DB9 GT Bond Edition vehicles will arrive down under from November – one for each dealer.

A number are already spoken for, despite a pricetag of $435,007.

Despite the tie-up with the DB9 special-edition, in the forthcoming Spectre movie James Bond will actually drive a DB10 that was specially made for the film.

The DB9, meanwhile, will be replaced next year by DB11.

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