Warwickshire-based supercar maker Aston Martin is to build one of its models outside Britain for the first time in a deal with an Austrian firm.
The four-door Rapide model will be built at Graz in Austria late next year, with production expected to reach more than 2,000 a year in partnership with Magna Steyr.
Aston Martin said demand for the cars it builds at Gaydon in Warwickshire - the DB9, the V8 Vantage and the recently-launched DBS - was fast approaching full capacity of 8,000.
Chief executive officer Ulrich Bez said: "I am confident that the partnership with Magna Steyr is a sound business proposition to ensure continued future stability and growth for Aston Martin.
"The dedicated Aston Martin Rapide plant will have the ability to deliver the highest levels of quality similar to those which currently exist at our Gaydon production facility."
Aston Martin’s DB5 model was featured in early James Bond films, including Goldfinger.