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Aston Martin flying car stunt in Dubai

Report by Sarah Johnston, Video by Sarah Johnston

Luxury car-maker Aston Martin has been celebrating its hundredth birthday, by flying its Vanquish sports car through the skies above Dubai.

Aston Martin, who is famous for transporting James Bond across some of the most exotic locations in the world, chose to celebrate its centenary by flying the car to a helipad on the iconic Burj Al Arab seven-star hotel.

The stunt forms part of Aston Martin's planned centenary spectacles, which is set to include a nod to last year's British Olympic opening ceremony, which saw the Queen and James Bond actor Daniel Craig simulate a sky dive.

Aston Martin's CEO, Ulrich Bez, was due to parachute onto the Burj, but the jump was cancelled at the last minute due to strong winds.

The independently owned luxury brand has been making cars since 1913 and is one of the favoured automobiles of the fictional British spy character, James Bond, who also celebrated a milestone 50th birthday last year.

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