DB10 for 007 James Bond
DB10 for 007 James Bond

DB10 for 007 James Bond

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Aston Martin together with EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond film franchise, unveiled Bond’s stunning new car, the Aston Martin DB10, on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios in December 2014.

Needless to say, Aston Martin were delighted to confirm that James Bond was once again drive an Aston Martin in Spectre. On this occasion, it was to be a model developed specifically for the film and built in-house by the marque’s design and engineering teams.

DB10 for 007 James Bond

Led by Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, the design team worked closely with the film’s director, Sam Mendes, to create the ultimate car for the world’s most famous spy.

Celebrating the great British brand’s half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gave a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.

Dr Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, said: “In the same year that we celebrate our 50-year relationship with 007, it seems doubly fitting that today we unveiled this wonderful new sports car created especially for James Bond. To be partnering once again with EON Productions is great news for this company and for everyone around the world that loves to see Bond at the wheel of an Aston Martin. I’m incredibly proud of everyone in the team at Gaydon who have brought this special project from concept to reality.”

Production was strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters. Whilst you might reasonably expect EON to need a few examples of the DB10, as the car is not going to be made available for sale and quite a few of the 10 are ended up sadly smashed or modified beyond recognition. Below are photos of one such car, identified as ‘Stunt 3’. It is currently on display at ‘Bond in Motion’, an exhibition of many 007 vehicles in Covent Garden, London.

No technical details have been given for the DB10 but it is strongly believed that the car is based on the 4.7 litre V8 Vantage with unique carbon-fibre coachwork.

Spectre was released on 6 November 2015 and has become on of the most successful films of the Bond franchise so far.