In 1914 Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford founded Aston Martin with a faith that a sports car should have a distinct character. The automaker has survived for 90 years and Aston Martin combines 3 characters of power, beauty and soul.

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Close Up - the 2011 Aston Martin Rapide

That’s thanks to a raked, understated B-pillar that blends into the interior from many angles. Then there’s the clean lines, side vents, wheels that appear to be spoked, the sexy, slanted eyes with LED lashes and the toothy, vaguely menacing smile.

Inside the 2011 Aston Martin Rapide it’s just as beautiful as it is comfortable – blue haze and cream truffle leather with contrasting stitching. Wood accents and seats that cradle you snugly as you anticipate launching this V12 rocketship.

Aston Martin Cygnet In Harrods

Harrods, located in London, is known around the world, as it features 360 department stores that are laid out over seven floors. The baby Aston will sit on the ground floor until December 11, just like a Christmas gift.

Not only is this occasion neat because of a car in Harrods, this marks the first time that a production-ready Cygnet has been seen in public. The actual car will go on sale next year.