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Decades of James Bond Cars Hit Paris

Including Aston Martin from upcoming 'Spectre'

(Newser) - Q branch is paying a visit to Paris with the arrival of nearly 20 cars featured in James Bond films over the years. From the Sunbeam Alpine in the 1962 Dr. No to this year's Aston Martin, the cars paraded down the Champs Elysees on Sunday after arraying in... More »

Driver Dies in High-Speed Car Race Crash

Danish driver Allan Simonsen killed at Le Mans

(Newser) - Danish driver Allan Simonsen died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France today—the first driver fatality at the high-speed endurance event since 1997. Race organizers said the 34-year-old Simonsen was taken to the hospital after his Aston Martin No. 95 crashed about 10 minutes... More »

James Bond's Aston Martin Sells for $4.1M

Goldfinger , Thunderball car has working ejector seat

(Newser) - Stay alert when going for a drive with Harry Yeaggy: the American classic car collector has bought the original 1964 Aston Martin driven by James Bond in Goldfinger and Thunderball—complete with ejector seat. The famous car, which also boasts machine guns, bumper rams, a bulletproof shield, and revolving number... More »

Aston Martin Debuts Mini-Car

Cygnet is intended for 'luxury commuting'

(Newser) - Aston Martin released pictures of a tiny new concept car intended for "luxury commuting" today. The Cygnet, a miniature coupe that resembles a luxe Tata Nano, will be available only to existing Aston Martin customers. The hope is that they'll use the gas-efficient Cygnet to commute and run errands,... More »

Bond's Aston Martin Dumped in the Drink

Stunt driver loses control of $240K sports car

(Newser) - James Bond may be needing a new set of wheels after authorities fished his Aston Martin out of an Italian lake yesterday, the Telegraph reports. A stunt driver lost control of the $240,000 roadster and dumped it in the drink, suffering a few small bruises—but the film, Quantum ... More »

Ford Turns 1st Quarterly Profit in 2 Years

Automaker thumps expectations, moves into black for 2007

(Newser) - In a surprise turnaround, Ford reported a $750 million quarterly profit today, ending seven quarters in the red by declaring earnings of 31 cents per share. Excluding profits related to the sale of Aston Martin and job cuts, the figure was 13 cents per share ($258 million), Bloomberg reports. Ford... More »

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