As the internet goes crazy over the reveal of James Bond’s 24th film, Spectre, there is one piece of news that no car or Bond fan can overlook: Aston Martin, the luxury British sports car brand, has designed a car especially for Bond’s latest outing.
Aston Martin has a long history with the Bond franchise. Starting half a century ago, Bond has been seen in a variety of the marque’s models. Most famous of all is the gorgeous DB5, perhaps the brand’s most iconic vehicle in part because of its inclusion in Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, and Skyfall. The British secret agent has also stepped inside Aston’s original DBS, the V8 Vantage Volante, the V12 Vanquish, and the modern DBS V12.
For Spectre, Aston Martin worked closely with the film’s director, Sam Mendes, in designing the car. “In the same year that we celebrate our 50-year relationship with 007,” Aston Martin’s CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement, “it seems doubly fitting that today we unveiled this wonderful new sports car created especially for James Bond.” Aston Martin promises that the DB10, the car’s official title, will offer “a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.”
Don’t expect to get behind the wheel of the DB10 any time soon, however. Production will be limited to ten bespoke models, and if Aston Martin deigns to sell any of them to the public, they’ll likely come with a suitably bespoke price. Still, there’s one sure fire to get a better look at the DB10: see Spectre when it hits theatres November 2015.
Image Credits: Aston Martin, Chilterngreen
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