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James Bond’s New DB10: Spectre of Aston Martin’s Future?



Write Up by Rick Jensen (Turboguy). Photos courtesy of Aston Martin.

Aston Martin is working with director Sam Mendes to build 10 all-new sports cars for Spectre, the next James Bond film. 

Called the DB10, this stunning machine features elegant lines, a classically long hood and a short trunk. And as you can see, there’s more than a little Jaguar F-Type in its compact design.

Officially, these 10 cars will only be used for filming (none are customer cars), and all will get V-8s and manual trannies. However, Aston Martin will be replacing its aging DB9 soon, so if nothing else, the DB10 is an interesting look at the future of Aston’s sports cars. 

This collaboration definitely goes off-script: studios and car manufacturers don’t normally build cars specifically for a movie; usually stock production vehicles are modified for camera and stunt duty before filming starts. But as Spectre follows on the heels of Skyfall, one of the best Bond movies ever, maybe Aston Martin was as geeked about their next product placement, as the rest of us are about the next 007 flick.

You can see the gorgeous DB10 in action in Spectre, slated to be released in November 2015.

What’s your favorite Bond movie car? We lusted after the beautiful DBS in 2006’s Casino Royale… how bout you? Tell us in the comments. 

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Rick Jensen (Turboguy)

Rick's a Turbo Buick and EFI GM nut who was born in Nebraska, then reborn on the mean streets of Queens, NYC. Spent high school and college wrenching and racing before moving to NYC and spending 13 years as the editor-in-chief, editor, and writer for some of America's best automotive magazines, websites, and ad agencies. Favorite moments include running low 10s in my Turbo Buick, Exposing GM's weak-assed early CTS-V drivetrains, road racing Corvettes and Camaros, and doing high-boost launches to make my kid laugh.
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