A prototype Aston Martin supercar appears to be on an undercover road test in West Yorkshire.
The Examiner reported how the £155,000 DB11 – not due to go on sale until the end of the year – was pulled over by traffic cops in Rastrick.
West Yorkshire’s Roads Policing Unit wanted to post the picture on Twitter but Aston Martin apparently insisted the whole car be blurred out.
Company bosses seem determined to keep the car’s sleek lines in the shadows despite unveiling the model at the recent Geneva Motor Show.
Now new pictures of the car stopped in Rastrick – said to be the only one in the UK – have emerged from Leeds.
The stunning V12 DB11, with a 200mph top speed, was snapped on Sunday between Guiseley and Horsforth. The car appears to have a swirly covering on the bodywork designed to hide its curves from prying cameras.
The latest pictures were sent to Jonathan Firth, 33, who runs Brighouse-based Aston Martin Event Hire.
Jonathan launched the firm last September and hires an Aston Martin Vantage to transport grooms to their weddings in James Bond style.
Jonathan said: “This car is obviously doing the rounds in Yorkshire but why it’s here we don’t know.
“This is probably a production car that’s being road tested and it’s got some kind of wrapping to disguise its lines.
“It’s definitely a DB11. It’s got the rear lights of a Vanquish and the short nose front that was revealed in Geneva.”
Watch the Aston Martin DB11 in action
Jonathan said he would keep his eyes peeled for the car and has his own theory about why Yorkshire might be a good place to road test it.
“Yorkshire has the worst roads in the country and maybe they’ve brought it to pothole heaven to see how it performs on the bumps,” he said.
Police have not said why the DB11 was stopped or if any action was taken against the driver.