The Chase host Bradley Walsh revealed he’s living his best James Bond fantasy as he showed off his pricey Aston Martin car on This Morning
Bradley Walsh was given a licence to thrill as he showed off his Bond-inspired motor on TV.
The Chase presenter used his little-known engineering skills to turn an Aston Martin DB9 into a modern version of 007’s DB5 seen in Goldfinger.
Bradley, 61, said the Vantare GT took three and a half years of “blood, sweat and tears” to create.
He chatted about the car, which does “just under 200mph”, to hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning earlier today.
Holly said: “A lot of people won’t know because it seems like a big stretch to suddenly go ‘Oh I’m just going to build a car’, but that’s actually where you started, you started in engineering.”
Bradley responded: “I did. I was a Rolls-Royce apprentice engineer and learnt to build helicopter engines. So my engineering background, and a bit of design, that’s where it all comes from.”
He said of the car: “We stripped it back and put it together again with a new body, carbon fibre, the best engineers, the best coachbuilders I could find.”
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Bradley, who has yet to drive the car, plans to make 10 more with British Automotive Engineering, to sell.
Phillip compared it to the car in new Bond film No Time To Die, but joked: “Yours doesn’t have guns, which is a shame. And you won’t be able to put petrol in it, because there isn’t any.”
* James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 was voted the greatest film car of all time in a poll by UberEats.