Is this the English way to deal with French cyclists?

How do you get past a herd of French cyclists as quickly as possible on a twisty mountain pass with your Aston Martin V8 Vantage? Rowan Atkinson, starring in the trailer for ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’, demonstrates an efficient, albeit rather politically incorrect, method…

Rowan Atkinson isn’t only the UK’s best-known comedian, he’s also a true Classic Driver, with more than a penchant for exceptional Aston Martins. In his latest film, the James Bond spoof Johnny English Strikes Again, he quenches his thirst for classic cars, as well as unleashing his suppressed aggression towards French cyclists. That his Aston Martin V8 Vantage ‘Oscar India’ conceals a set of ground-to-air missiles beneath its bonnet surprised even the most profound of Aston connoisseurs on our editorial team. 

While the Aston Martin V8s listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market do without on-board artillery systems, they still have plenty of ‘bang’ under the bonnet.