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Behold: Aston Martin's fancy new Auckland showroom

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Behold: Aston Martin's fancy new Auckland showroom

Aston Martin has officially unveiled its brand-new state-of-the-art Auckland showroom. And 007’s favourite car brand’s digs are enough to impress even the most suave secret agent, thanks to Warren and Mahoney.

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