New Aston Martin DB11 is the first all-new car which has come out of the Gaydon headquartered brand after their tie-up with Daimler AG. Replacing the DB9, DB11 is the road-legal version of the DB10 which starred in the last James Bond movie – Spectre. A few weeks ago, the one-off DB10 was auctioned for a sum of $3.5 million to an undisclosed buyer.
Aston Martin’s general manager for the UK and South Africa, Marcus Blake, said: “2016 is going to be an exciting year for Aston Martin and we are delighted to be working alongside Decidebloom Limited, in opening an outstanding purpose-built facility in Newcastle.
This is the car that will spearhead the next-generation of Aston Martins, so it’s essential all the new systems are functioning perfectly, particularly the sophisticated climate control system, which is able to detect the sun’s precise position and configure the most comfortable airflow for driver and passenger.
With the release of Spectre last year, Aston Martin has featured in 12 of 24 James Bond films. Aston Martin celebrated the 50th anniversary of its James Bond association on 17 September 2014, a long journey that began with Goldfinger starring Sean Connery as 007 and DB5.