You, too, can own a James Bond spy car

Pop-up machine guns? Check. Rocket launchers? Check. Girl? Uh...

Exclusive Motor Cars

I have no delusions of being a superspy like James Bond. Sure, I have the swagger and the charm, and I look dashing in a tuxedo, but right now I don't have a car, let alone a car with machine guns and grill-mounted missiles to destroy my own personal villains.

But that's not to say I couldn't get one. And I don't need any snotty Q character to hand me the keys, so long as I can come up with $125,900. Sure, the weapons are fake, but that's OK; I don't have Bond's training, so I'd likely end up exploding the back out of my garage. Or shooting myself in the arm while changing the oil.

It looks like an Aston Martin , similar to the one Bond drove in "Die Another Day," but it's in fact based on a Ford Mustang. It sports a V8 on an extra wide wheelbase. This is good news: after spending more on a car than I would on a condo, I'd want to be able to fix it with cheap off-the-shelf parts.

The supercar is made by Exclusive Motor Cars out of England under partnership with Mark Stuzka, a businessman who clearly has ideas for underserved, macho markets. Only 200 will be produced, and the first 40 have already been spoken for. I have to wonder, though, what the insurance on this thing would run me. After all, the queen isn't picking up my tab.

About the author

    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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