007 will be driving the new Aston Martin DB10 in the next James Bond movie Spectre
Bond, James Bond, got his new car today. At a special event at Pinewood Studios in London, Bond director Sam Mendes announced that the new Bond film will be called Spectre and that in it, 007 will be driving the new Aston Martin DB10.
It’s not just James Bond who will be licking his lips at his new company wheels, but anyone who is thinking of buying a Porsche 911. That’s because 007’s latest runabout points to a new Aston Martin heading your way.
The official line from Aston Martin is that Bond’s new car, the Aston Martin DB10, showcases the next design direction for the British marque’s future models. But insiders have told Auto Express that while the choice of DB10 as a name implies Bond’s new concept car precedes a DB9 replacement, it’s in fact a loose preview of the next-generation V8 Vantage due in 2017.
The DB10 is of similar proportions to the V8 Vantage and arguably the most aggressive-looking Aston Martin we’ve seen in recent years. The nose appears to be lower and features a different look for the trademark Aston grille, while to the rear, a more angular design is used which is not too dissimilar to the Jaguar F-Type Coupe. However, when we asked which of these features we could expect to see on the next V8, our insider was tightlipped.
The DB10’s design project was led by Aston Martin chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, and the 007 film’s director, Sam Mendes, even had a hand in creating the ultimate car for the world’s most famous spy.
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 will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars.
Rumours are rife online that Bond will also drive a Fiat 500 in the new film, firing it through the city streets in an epic set-piece chase sequence. However, we now know that the cute little Fiat is not the Bond car proper in the new movie.