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A fully functional, petrol-powered baby Aston Martin has been released in the UK, designed for children 10 years and upwards.

For sale through Aston Martin Heritage dealer Nicholas Mee and Co, the 2.5-metre-long mini Astons are based on the iconic Aston Martin convertibles of the 1960s and are built using a steel box section chassis and composite body.

Powered by an 110cc four-stroke air-cooled petrol engine and mated to a three-speed semi automatic gearbox, the DB Junior is rear-wheel drive and good for a top speed of 72km/h.

A toy for some, specifications are quite serious with Brembo brakes, independent suspension, electric start, lights, a horn, indicators and a fully adjustable pedal box to suit any size of driver.

Available in a choice of exterior colours with leather trim and a wood-rimmed steering wheel inside, the brand new baby Aston Martin could be yours for £16,500 ($28,000) – a fair bit cheaper than Australia's most affordable full-sized Aston, the $231,000 V8 Vantage.

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