DB10 for 007 James Bond
DB10 for 007 James Bond

DB10 for 007 James Bond

(2014 - 2015)

Aston Martin together with EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond film franchise, unveiled Bond’s stunning new car, the 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, for the 24th film in the series. On this occasion and for the first time, the car was 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 an accurate 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, 8 for use in the film and two fully engineered cars for promotional purposes.  As you might expect for Bond film, quite a few of the 8 ended up sadly smashed or modified beyond recognition.

Non-driving mock-up

This example is nothing more than a rolling shell and was seen at the 2016 Aston Martin Owners Club Concours and in the factory in 2017. Another example is on public exhibition at the Bond in Motion Exhibition, Covent Garden, London.

Stunt 3, a partial car

Below are photos of a very interesting DB10, the partial car is identified as ‘Stunt 3’. It is currently on display at ‘Bond in Motion‘, an exhibition of many 007 vehicles in Covent Garden, London.

Fully Engineered Vehicle (Film Stunt Car)

This DB10 is a fully driving stunt vehicle and was photographed at the 2016 Aston Martin Festival at Burleigh House in Lincolnshire.

Fully Engineered Vehicle (Promotional Show Car)

There were two remaining cars not actually used in the film but retained for promotional work. This example and the final car sold by Christies at a special auction for £2.4 million in February 2016. The car was photographed before the auction in the window of Harrods in Kensington, January 2016.

No technical details were initially 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. Interestingly, the styling of there DB10 showcased the look of the new AM6 Vantage, launched late in 2017.

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

The film is reported to have destroyed £25m worth of cars during shooting although it is believed that all ten DB10 cars survived.