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Jay Leno goes inside the Aston Martin vault and drives the latest ‘Bond’ car

On CNBC's "Jay's Garage," Jay Leno goes inside the Aston Martin vault in Van Nuys, California, to look at the company's newest supercar, the Aston Martin DB11.

Like something out of a James Bond film, the Aston Martin DB11 prototype is locked in a vault behind a biometric scanner. Access is highly restricted.

But on the latest episode of CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage," comedian and car enthusiast Jay Leno was able to get inside the supercar and take it out on the road.

The flagship of the DB series, the DB11 features a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine with 600 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic transmission. It was unveiled at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show in March.

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is a prototype with a 5.2-liter, twin-turbo, 600-horsepower V12 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission.
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The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is a prototype with a 5.2-liter, twin-turbo, 600-horsepower V12 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission.

If the car looks familiar, that's by design. Its famous cousin, the Aston Martin DB10, became world famous after appearing in the 2015 James Bond film "Spectre."

That car, the DB10, was never released to the public. Only 10 vehicles were created specifically for the film.

But some DB11's styling is linked with the Bond car, according to Aston Martin's chief exterior designer, Miles Nurnberger.

The Aston Martin DB10 was created for the James Bond film “Spectre.” Aston Martin created 10 of the vehicles for the film.
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The Aston Martin DB10 was created for the James Bond film “Spectre.” Aston Martin created 10 of the vehicles for the film.

The price? Just under $212,000.

There's a reason these cars cost what they do, according to Leno: "They're hand-built to be both elegant and powerful." In fact, Aston Martin engines are stamped with the name of the engineer who performed the vehicle's final inspection.

But will the price tag keep buyers away?

Aston Martin doesn't seem to think so. In a July press release, the independent carmaker reported that customer orders exceeded 2,000.

The Aston Martin DB 11 Prototype has an aluminium clamshell hood. Aston Martin's chief exterior designer, Miles Nürnberger, said they were almost unable to create the piece due to a lack of large-sized aluminum available to the team.
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The Aston Martin DB 11 Prototype has an aluminium clamshell hood. Aston Martin's chief exterior designer, Miles Nürnberger, said they were almost unable to create the piece due to a lack of large-sized aluminum available to the team.

And after driving the super-charged V-12 at the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California, Leno described the car as "the definition of a true GT."

There is no official release date for the DB11, but Car and Driver magazine reports you can expect the car to hit showrooms later this year.

CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EDT.