Bond's Aston martin named top car

The Aston Martin DBS, as driven by action hero James Bond, has been voted as Car of the Year 2008 in a new poll.

Its 6-litre V12 engine produces 510bhp, it has a maximum speed of almost 200mph and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds.

As well as being crowned Car of the Year, the Aston Martin also came out top in the supercars category with 42% of the vote.

The car features in the latest Bond release Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig's second outing as 007.

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 was second with 29% and third place was occupied by the Maserati Gran Turismo with 15%.

The Mitsubishi Evo X came out first in the sports car category, while the luxury cars class was topped by the Jaguar XF, and family cars were led by the Audi A4.

Over 10,000 viewers of digital TV channel Dave participated in the poll.

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