Well I think so anyway…
This day, January 9th saw James Bond, the fictional suave Ian Fleming super-spy, step into one of the most elegant motor cars ever created, in the movie “Goldfinger” which opened in the US today in 1965.
Here’s some facts about that car:
Manufacturer: Aston Martin.
Colour: Silver birch.
Class: Grand tourer.
Offensive Armament (concealed):Forward-firing .30 calibre machine guns ; rear wheels tyre-shredding blades ; rear oil, smoke, water emitters.
Defensive devices: Rear bullet-proof shield ; passenger-side ejection seat.
Engine: 4.0 L (3995 cc/243 in³) straight-6.
Torque: 390 N·m (288 ft·lbf) at 3850rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed manual.
Power: 282HP (210 kW) at 5500 rpm.
Top Speed: 230 km/h (143 mph).
0-60 mph: 8.1 s.
L 4,572 mm (180 in),
W 1,676 mm (66 in),
H 1,346 mm (53 in).
1,465 kg (3,230 lb).
Something to consider: mankind excels when its creativity, enginuity and desire makes beauty out of nothing more than metal, glass and rubber!
The question is: where does mankind get these marvellous attributes from?
Or perhaps I should ask: “Who?”