Barrelling across the English countryside from behind the wheel of arguably the most famous car in the world, I flip open the gear-stick knob and hover my thumb over a familiar red button – just like the one used by actor Sean Connery, as James Bond, in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. But instead of testing the ejector seat, I finger the trigger that will deploy the replica Browning machine guns from behind the front directionals.
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