Exotic car sales surge to record high - except Ferrari

Ultra-luxury cars are selling better than ever as Chinese and American car luxury markets keep on humming along.

Aston Martin

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Video: Aston Martin's carbon fiber concept

Perhaps befitting the preferred car of super secret agent James Bond, Aston Martin is cagey about its sales numbers, preferring not to discuss such things publicly. A bit of sleuthing, however, reveals that Aston Martin sold roughly 4,200 cars globally which would have made it the automaker's best year since 2007.

Improved products, like the new and improved Rapide S, the Vanquish and the Vantage S, shown here, are driving the trend.

- Last updated June 12 2014 11:22 AM ET
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