1. Alfa Romeo Launches James Bond Limited Edition 159 Sedan

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-12-04

    Following up its appearance in the opening car chase of Quantum of Solace, a “James Bond” limited edition Alfa Romeo 159 sedan is set to be released.

    Only 250 examples of this limited edition will be made available, priced at £22,168 (about $32,500) each.

    The new model will feature more than £3,000 of extra equipment, including lowered suspension, red Brembo brake calipers, black leather upholstery,sports instruments with a red background, Carbonio black metallic paint and special 19in spoke alloy wheels.

    The 159 is powered by a 1.9 JTDM turbodiesel engine which develops 150bhp and 236lb feet of torque, driving the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. Reachs 62mph in 9.2 seconds.

    To celebrate the James Bond connection, Alfa Romeo is offering the chance to win a Quantum of Solace Scalextric racing car set, featuring the Aston Martin DBS and the Alfa 159 to test drivers of this new model. Entrants must fill out a form at their local Alfa Romeo dealership.

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