LARA CROFT LOADS
Copyright 2000 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ September 1st 2000 ]
Martin - The smooth sleek curves dressing a powerful
V6 powerplant will soon be the preferred method
of transport for Miss Lara Croft, played by Angelina
Jolie, in the upcoming Simon West Movie Tomb Raider.
According to the Internet Movie Data Base, Aston
Martin is currently conducting covert meetings
with producers on a top secret design for the
vehicle, which will feature in the opening sequence
of the movie. Until then, only cast and crew will
be able to see the machine. The prototype V12
Vanquish has a top speed of 190 miles-per-hour
and will cost between $255,000 and $300,000 when
it comes on the market next year.
to IGN's Chris McOuat, "The car will be released
in Europe this fall, and actually goes by the
codename 'Project Vanquish' so the car has yet
to actually be named. It will be 3100 lbs, feature
Lotus-designed suspension and be powered by a
Ford Cosworth 6.0L V-12 making over 500hp capable
of a top speed in excess of 200mph." The new vehicle
is made from an aluminium and carbon fiber mix
which makes it extremely light and strong, ideal
for the spectacular stunts expected in Tomb Raider.
Sean Connery appeared alongside an Aston Martin
DB7 in many of the Bond movies, and Britain's
Prince Charles is known to be a big fan of the
classic sports cars.
Martin was formed in 1914 by Lionel Martin and
Robert Bamford and over the past eighty years
has become one of the most dymanic and luxury
sports cars available to drive. Each Aston Martin
is designed and built by the hands of expert craftsman,
a consummate coalition of eye and experience,
heart and instinct.