Daniel Craig’s new Aston Martin

The team at Want Driving Lessons are definitely fans of the more classic of cars- especially seeing all the modern takes of the classics at the Geneva Motor show at the beginning of March. It seems that it’s not just us who are inspired by all the stunning cars that were on show. The current James Bond himself Daniel Craig has invested in his very own Aston Martin.


Here he is snapped signing the papers for his brand new Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster. Just to make all the speed freaks out there a little jealous this motor is capable of reaching speeds of up to 190 mph. Although not the fastest car in the world that’s quite an eye wateringly fast speed for many of us (even though we do not suggest that anyone drives that fast unless it’s on a racing circuit!)

But it’s not just the royal family who are fans of this most tasteful of cars! The celebrities love them too.


Halle Berry and other half Olivier Martinez are spotted in their Aston Martin V8 Vantage back in 2011. This is one of the original versions of the Vantage ever produced, although an older model it is very sleek and stylish- the perfect car for Catwoman herself.


There seems to be a connection with the celebrities featured in this blog post so far: They have all either played James Bond or been a ‘Bond girl’ at some point in their careers. Could being a part in the Bond movie franchise make anyone love Aston Martin’s? Here is Pierce Brosnan (who played Bond in ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘The World is Not Enough’ and ‘Die Another Day’) with his own very swish looking Aston Martin.


Now here is a celebrity who has not yet been a Bond girl but she is just as sassy! Queen Latifah is well known in Hollywood as the voice of Ellie in the Ice Age movies. Here she is stepping into her Aston Martin Vanquish. This sleek model also comes complete with a magic tree! What more could a girl want?


Not only is he one of the most recognized footballers in the world but he also has a very enviable collection of cars too. Among his collection, David Beckham owns this one cherry red Aston Martin Vantage. Plus it’s a convertible too so has a real 1950′s feel to it- very classy we think!


Speaking of ‘classy’ and ‘convertible’ here is former boxer Mr Eubank himself with one of his Aston Martin’s. He is a man known for his luxurious tastes so it’s no surprise that he owns this bright red Aston Martin convertible. He’s obviously a man who looks after his cars! It’s so dazzling that it’s drawing a crowd of admirers!


But Aston Martin’s have not always been seen as classically chic cars. During it’s design evolution there have been a few blunders- take this 1970′s model for example. The space age look of it was very ’1980′s’. This car was owned by the Marquess and Marchioness of Tavistock.  While it’s all smiles in this photograph, the ‘Lagonda’ was soon scrapped as it was an unreliable drive.


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