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New survey reveals Jason Statham is the preferred transporter

Actor Jason Statham has starred in some of the most car-centric films of all time.

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Jason Statham has made a career on navigating a wide variety of roads at a wide variety of speeds. It's no wonder that the man who played Frank Martin in the "Transporter" trilogy is Britain's preferred celebrity delivery driver.

A new survey by Motorpoint, which recently launched a home delivery service, asked which celebrity people would prefer to have deliver their new car to their home.

Making the list alongside Statham are a Formula 1 driver, an actor who has played James Bond, one of the best soccer players of all time, and a musician who faked an episode of MTV's "Cribs". Scroll down to see them all.

No. 10 - Lewis Hamilton

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No. 9 - Peter Kay

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No. 8 - Tom Hardy

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No. 7 - Dainel Craig

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No. 6 - Jurgen Klopp

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No. 5 - David Beckham

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No. 4 - Robbie Williams

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No. 3 - Idris Elba

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No. 2 - Ant and Dec

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No. 1 - Jason Statham

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One of the models is available with a ski rack.

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The 25th James Bond film, "No Time to Die", is set to be released November 20. First, a collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, will bring new 007 editions of the Aston Martin Vantage and DBS Superleggera to a garage near you.

"No Time to Die" will feature four Aston Martin models: the iconic DB5; the classic Aston Martin V8; the brand's latest super GT, DBS Superleggera; and the Aston Martin Valhalla – the company's forthcoming mid-engined hypercar.

The special editions have been crafted by Aston Martin's bespoke division: Q by Aston Martin.

Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition

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The Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition is inspired by the original Aston Martin V8, which made its debut in "The Living Daylights" in 1987 and is featured in "No Time to Die". The movie sees James Bond uncover the car from his personal lock-up in London.

The Vantage 007 Edition gets unique exterior styling including a bespoke mesh grille with chrome bezel that references the look of the brand's classic V8. It will have a Cumberland Gray exterior and Obsidian Black leather and dark chrome interior. 007 branding can be found on the center console of cars equipped with a manual gearbox.

The sun visors of all the cars features a subtle film reference in the shape of an embroidered radio station frequency – 96.60 (FM) – which 007 buffs will know was the Russian police frequency Bond used to aid his escape in "The Living Daylights".

Q by Aston Martin has given the Vantage 007 Edition carbon fiber setbacks and the outline of cello "f holes" inspired by the memorable cello chase scene featuring James Bond (Timothy Dalton) and Kara Milovy (Maryam D'Abo).

There is a dashed yellow diffuser that is inspired by the hazard stripes on the film car's rockets. The Vantage 007 Edition can even be delivered with a set of "The Living Daylights"-inspired limited edition skis and ski rack – referencing the "winterized" V8 saloon from the film.

A laser-etched gadget plaque references the various weapons and devices seen on the original film car. These included a rocket motor, missiles, lasers, a targeting display and ski outriggers. Cross hairs etched onto the car's paddle shift gear levers allude to the missile guidance system seen in the film.

Just 100 Vantage 997 editions will be made.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 Edition

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The 715-horsepower DBS Superleggera 007 Edition is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12. It has a Ceramic Gray exterior with roof, mirror caps, splitter, diffuser and rear Aeroblade IITM featured in black tinted carbon fiber. The model has unique Gloss Black diamond-turned Y-Spoke 21-inch wheels.

A 007 fender badge, finished in chrome with a black enamel infill and Stainless Steel Silver 007 foil, has been applied to the rear spoiler blade.

The interior of the model features leather upholstery with red detailing. Subtle 007 branding can be found on the door cards, armrest buckle badge and on the rear sub-woofer cover. The car is finished with a sill plaque that recognises it is one of just 25 DBS Superleggera 007 Editions.

The DBS Superleggera 007 Edition with a recommended retail price from RRP £279,025 and the Vantage 007 Edition with a recommended retail price from RRP £161,000 are on sale separately now. First deliveries will begin in Q1 2021.

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Guy Ritchie recently shared some behind-the-scenes images from the making of “Snatch” with Land Rover

Photo on screen courtesy of Guy Ritchie, Twitter

Land Rover is celebrating 50 years of Range Rover history this year. To celebrate, they're using the #RangeRoverMemories hashtag and encouraging owners to share their own memories of life with their Rover. They've also released the new Range Rover Fifty, a limited edition model that features the heritage paint job of the buyer's choosing and special model details.

A recent Twitter post by the company showed off three photos from the set of the movie "Snatch" featuring Guy Ritchie, Jason Statham, and a Land Rover. But, that's not just any Land Rover. It's Sting's. Yes, the Sting.

According to BestMovieCars.com, the Range Rover in "Snatch" is a 1982 Land Rover Range Rover. It's a four-door version - something that wasn't available until 1981 when the company first introduced the model in the variant. The four-door received a face lift in 1986.

The '82 had a 100-inch wheelbase and a suspension that was lowered by 20 mm in 1980 to aid in preventing body roll. It was powered by a detuned 135-horsepower V8 engine.

In the Guy Ritchie-directed movie, Jason Statham plays Turkish, a boxing promoter and slot machine shop operator. He stars alongside Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina, Jason Flemyng, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, ad Race Sherbedgia who play a wide range of characters from a memorable Irish Traveller (Pitt) to an American gangster slash jeweler (Farina).

The Range Rover plays a starring role in the "Snatch" scene where the audience is first introduced to Pitt's character. You can see the scene below, but note the propensity of the characters for using the “F-word” (over 160 times in the entirety of the film) before you press play.

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While it’s not immediately clear how Ritchie got Sting to lend him his Range Rover for the movie it is known that the two are close friends. In 1998 it was Sting and Mrs. Sting (Trudy Styler) who introduced Ritchie to his future wife - Madonna.

Additionally, Styler is a big fan of Ritchie’s. She leant her star power and influence to Ritchie helping To get “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels“ made.

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