It looks as though James Bond has a penchant for a snag and some warmer weather, with the yet to be released Aston Martin DB11 spied this week in Australia.
According to sources, the DB11 development prototype entered Australia via Melbourne on Tuesday and was transported to the VicRoads office in South Geelong for scrutineering and registration.
Several car spotters have spied the DB11 with photographs emerging on Instagram, along with images several images sent through to CarAdvice.
The images were taken by Instagram user dylanholloway123 and show the car being driven out of VicRoads, while another image of the car was taken near Port Melbourne by Instagram user averagecarspotters.
While the DB11 rear has been revealed in leaked images, the vehicle is still undergoing engineering evaluation before it's ready to go on sale. We reached out to Aston Martin's Australian arm for comment to find out what kind of testing was being undertaken in Australia.
An Aston Martin spokesperson told CarAdvice that "Australia is an important market for Aston Martin and we frequently use the terrain to test our vehicles. There is currently one pre-production Aston Martin vehicle undertaking testing in the market."
It's an exciting time for the brand, with a new 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine confirmed as the powerplant for the DB11.
We look forward to bringing you more information as it comes to hand. If you spot any more pictures of the Aston Martin DB11 testing locally, let us know.