Lysacek's Olympic glory has given him the perfect excuse to indulge two of his favorite interests — cars and James Bond.The American admitted exclusively to Yahoo! Sports that he plans to reward himself for his Vancouver exploits with a top-of-the-range Aston Martin DBS sports car, the vehicle of choice for the last two Bond films starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007.
"Aston Martin all the way, baby," Lysacek told me, rubbing his hands together. "Got to be the DBS. Just like Bond."
Lysacek currently drives a Range Rover and considered switching to a Bentley Coupe before eventually deciding on the Aston Martin, which starts at $269,000. After attending the Closing Ceremony and fulfilling some promotional obligations in Los Angeles, he will make time to visit a local dealership.
"We know how much Evan likes his luxury cars, and he will enjoy taking a tour of a showroom and test driving the DBS," said Gary Briggs, executive salesman of Aston Martin Newport Beach in Southern California. "The DBS has typical understated elegance and is very much the gentleman's sports car. It is a fine choice for an Olympic champion."
Lysacek can live the Bond lifestyle better than most. After all, he even has a villainous Russian nemesis in Evgeni Plushenko, the deposed Olympic champion who tried to belittle Lysacek for his refusal to perform a quad jump.
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