2015 Aston Martin DB10
Once again it’s the time for James Bond lovers to rejoice, as the latest 007 flick ‘Spectre’ is hitting the theatres today in UK and Ireland, which will be followed by the later releases worldwide in a few days. Like any other Bond movies, Spectre is not just all about exclusive gadgets, eye popping exotic locations, high dosage of action and drama, Bond girls; but also about the gorgeous automobiles. While the entire world loves these movies for James Bond, we have another reason to be fanatic about Bond movies. That is the Bondmobiles (Yes, crafted and manufactured for James Bond).
Aston Martin cherishes a 50 year long close association with the greatest spy character of the world, since the Sean Connery era started with iconic Aston Martin DB5. We have seen the iconic Bond car DB5 took its last breath in the previous Bond movie ‘Skyfall’, which eventually made the way for an all new Bond car, and here is the DB10. This car is based on the British luxury brand’s DBX platform, which will be powering the future Aston Martins.
This Aston Martin DB10 is a bespoke sports coupe specially made for James Bond, and as Aston Martin already declared, there is no chance of this car to enter the production arena. Only 10 units of this car were made at the Gaydon, Aston Martin’s headquarter; and all of these cars will be auctioned after the release of the movie.
As always this Bondmobile comes with exclusively exotic features, and stunning look. Here we tried to bring the best of it to you.
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The Aston Martin DB10 comes with a stunning look. It brings the same design cue from its predecessor DB9, while it adorns the future design elements too.
The front profile boasts the same large grille sitting at almost the entire length of the front bonnet, although it comes in a completely differently designed shape. The sloping nose looks sleek, and the front headlamps too gets a very sharp design, which is completely different from the previous generation cars. The sloping design and front grille is visible in the present generation DB9.
The side profile gives a spectacularly crispy view of this car. The wheel arches look huge, which hold the 10 spoke wheels. The entire body looks toned yet muscular with a deep cut at the middle of the body and it starts from the two doors toward the rear. The rear wheel arch section comes bulkier, and the rear profile too comes slick, with the sharp tail lamps sitting pretty, and muscular looking rear diffuser holding two exhaust vents.
Although Aston Martin has not revealed any detail about the interior of this car, but we have heard DB10 comes with a completely restyled interiors as well, which doesn’t sport any resemblance with the present generation DB9. The interior considering the overall dimension of the car is surely compact. There is no so called centre console. The steering wheel boasts several control buttons mounted on it. The driver’s information panel comes with several large dials and gauges. The interior of the two person seating sports coupe is made of premium quality leather and alcantara.
Although there is no official explanation from Aston Martin, but we assume, this new design philosophy will be seen in the upcoming DB11, which is all set to be the successor of the present generation DB9.
Aston Martin is yet to reveal the detail about the powertrain of the DB10, but the automotive experts are guessing that this car comes powered by the same V12 engine which has powered the early Bond cars, and it comes derived from the present generation DB9. As we are talking about a bespoke version of DB10, there are speculations about the production model of DB10. And the speculations are that it comes powered by 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 engine mated to a 7 speed dual clutch transmission system, which delivers 500 hp peak power and it can reach 100 kmph in just 4 seconds and the top speed for this car is 290 kmph.
As we have seen several trailers of the movie, we were stunned to see that this car comes equipped with flame thrower at its rear. The most interesting characteristics of Bond cars are the unique safety and attacking gadgets come with the cars. This one too is one of such a kind of weapon we assume, as we have seen Mr. Bond using it against his enemy Hinx during the chase seen through Rome streets on the banks of Tiber.
We don’t know what are the other armaments hidden inside the car, but there is surely many more awaiting for us.
As we already know, the Aston Martin DB10 is not going for the production arena, it was manufactured solely for the Spectre, and only 10 units of this bespoke model were built. Therefore the 10 cars will be sold in an auction which will take place after the movie is released worldwide on 6th December, 2015. All these 10 models were used in the latest Bond movie; therefore all these stunningly gorgeous cars will fetch some hefty amount of money. Sadly, we won’t see it in any dealerships.
Aston Martin DB10 is the first car built exclusively for James Bond. This car is really unique in every sense, and it comes as the link between present generation DB9 and future generation DB11. So far, DB10 gives us a chance to preview the future Aston Martin design philosophy.
- * Stylishly sleek and unique design.
- * Completely new platform.
- * Debut as a James Bond car.
- * Very limited number.
- * No production model.
- * Not for everyone.
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BUILT FOR BOND - ASTON MARTIN DEBUTS UNIQUE CAR FOR SPECTRE
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.
The luxury British sports car brand is delighted to confirm that James Bond will once again drive an Aston Martin in Spectre. On this occasion, it will be a model developed specifically for the film and built in-house by the brand’s design and engineering teams.
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 gives 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 will be 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.
Spectre is due for general release on 6 November 2015.