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3D Printer Aston Martin

After discovering that the studio behind 007 Skyfall 3D-printed an Aston Martin, Ivan Sentch, a programmer from Auckland, decided to create his own version using a $500 Solidoodle 3D printer. His most recent project was a 250 GTO Ferrari replica, but this project will set him back at least $15,000 - so far he has spent around $2000 on plastic plus the initial price of the printer. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Rocky the French bulldog jumping for his life.

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Nicolas Mee & Co, an Aston Martin Heritage Dealer from West London has unveiled the world's smallest functional Aston Martin: the DB Junior. It's inspired by the legendary Aston Martin DB models of the 1960s and boasts composite coachwork sitting on a sturdy steel box-section chassis, leather or vinyl seats, a wood-rimmed steering wheel and hydraulic disc brakes. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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The filmmakers of the blockbuster James Bond film, Skyfall, turned to 3D printing to create a perfect replica of the 1960 Aston Martin DB. If you've seen the film, you probably already know that the priceless classic automobile gets blown to pieces at the hands of Bond's crazed nemesis. Fortunately, it was just the replica made by a company called Voxeljet - they created three different 1:3 scale models of the car with functional doors, trunks and hoods that could be opened just like the real thing. Continue reading for more.

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Yes, the Aston Martin DB5 in Skyfall is more than meets the eye, and in a high-tech way. Its 18 parts were all made with a 3D printer, a VX4000 to be exact, and then shipped to London's Propshop where they were assembled, painted and touched up with fake bullet holes. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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You've already seen what an Aston Martin computer would look like, now check out a themed smartphone that just might come with their future vehicles. It "involves a metallic finish and transparent acrylic block, that give the device a modern and elegant look." That's not all, continue reading to see yet another cool Aston Martin smartphone.

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If Aston Martin made computers, the systems would probably look something like the custom creation by Derek Smith above. This tower features carbon fiber trim, luxurious Bubinga Gloss Wood Vinyl paneling and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Finally, Aston Martin has officially unveiled the V12 Vantage Roadster, and "it's still got the same 6.0 V12 that squeezes out 510 bhp and 570 Nm of torque at an ear-pleasing 5,750 rpm - quite possibly the last supercar to utilize three pedals and a stick to change gear." Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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Aston Martin has just unveiled the all-new 2013 AM 310 Vanquish. This supercar features a revamped 6.0L V12 engine that produces 565bhp and 457 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automated manual transmission. It goes from 0-62mph in a quick 4.1-seconds and has a top speed of 183mph. Expect to shell out $297,893USD for the base model when it hits later this year. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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Aston Martin unveiled its latest concept, the sleek Project AM 310, at the Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance. This stunner is reportedly powered by a 6.0L V12 engine that generates 573hp. No word yet on if a production model is in the works. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Unlike its base model counterpart, the Aston Martin DBS Black Edition boasts a matte paint job, 21-inch wheels, and a powerful engine that produces 560hp (43hp increase). Expect to shell out over $275,000USD should there be any unsold vehicles. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video review of the Carbon Black Edition.

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