It has been half a decade since we’ve had a new James Bond movie. With No Time To Die rescheduled for 2021, the wait for more heart-stopping car chases featuring 007 in an Aston Martin decked out by Q continues. But what if you don’t need Daniel Craig on the silver screen to take you on such a ride? What if you could be in the same hotseat as one of the world’s most famous spies anytime you wish, right here in Malaysia, be it in Kuala Lumpur’s metropolitan landscape or the picturesque roads trailing the peninsula’s east coast?
The solution is fairly obvious. Buy the car synonymous with the character and every minute behind the wheel becomes a heroic driving montage playing to the tune of a surf rock soundtrack. And while the purpose-built Aston Martin DB10 that headlined 2015’s Spectre may be out of reach, the Aston Martin DB11 is a fitting alternative that’s as good as next best things get.
After all, the role for all-out performance in the Aston Martin stable has gone to the strictly-V12 DBS Superleggera, leaving the DB11 as the thinking man’s GT; one more suited to sublime interstate cruises in the vein of a private jet than number-crunching track days. To that end, the Gaydon-based outfit’s clever Aeroblade technology upholds the DB11’s visual sophistication while upholding driving dynamics by generating downforce without an unsightly rear wing. You wouldn’t want to attract the wrong type of crowd if you’re an international super spy rubbing shoulders with society’s elite, would you?
"While the purpose-built Aston Martin DB10 (left) that headlined 2015’s Spectre may be out of reach, the DB11 is a fitting alternative that’s as good as next best things get"
For the added touch of personalised luxury and refinement, you can customise your DB11 with Q by Aston Martin, just as 007 would with the colleague he identifies by the same letter. The two-tone Lightning Silver example pictured is an elegant representation of what the DB11 can be: a capable and broadly talented supercar in function but classy and minimalist in its appearance. It’s the look most carmakers are going for these days, but if you prefer your 500+hp two-door GT with a striking coat of paint and similarly aggressive rims that draw attention from a mile away, the door to endless customisation is always open.
One such tailored example is the DBS Superleggera in Pentland Green; its alluring shade being the same colour the one-off Aston Martin Victor is finished in, one that comes straight off the Q Heritage Palette Collection at that. It will likely look just as captivating on a DB11 as well. And if you need more sources of inspiration, the DBX Intrepid Aura and Vantage Dark Knight Edition are prime examples of recent developments by Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur on the customisation front.
As the brand’s authorised distributor in Malaysia, Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur also makes the prospect of purchasing and maintaining an Aston Martin in Malaysia a little less daunting than most might think, with a rich catalogue of products and services on offer locally plus a dedicated aftersales facility in Sungai Buloh (see below) to keep your Bond-spec ride in tip-top shape come rain or shine.
The Aston Martin DB11 V8 is priced from RM778,000 before taxes, duties and customisation options. To turn your 007 dreams into reality, visit Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur’s flagship showroom at Etiqa Twins and find out more at the company's official website.