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Aston Martin DB10

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Manufacturer  Aston Martin
Designer  Sam Holgate
Body style  2-door coupé
Production  2014 (Concept car)
Class  Grand tourer (S)
Aston Martin DB10
Assembly  Gaydon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

The Aston Martin DB10 is a bespoke two-door coupé created for the James Bond film Spectre by the British car manufacturer Aston Martin.

The car was unveiled by Sam Mendes and Barbara Broccoli, the director and producer of Spectre, the 24th James Bond film from Eon Productions. The unveiling took place as part of the official press launch of the film on the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios, near London, on 4 December 2014. Mendes introduced the car as "the first cast member." The film featured the Aston Martin DB10 as James Bond's car. This continued a tradition, with Aston Martins having featured in many Bond films.

Shortly after the unveiling ceremony in Pinewood Studios, Aston Martin also took part in the launch of the Bond in Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden, London. The car company were celebrating their fifty-year partnership with Bond films franchise, which started with the DB5 being used in the 1964 film Goldfinger.

The DB10 design was led by Aston Martin's chief creative officer Marek Reichman, with the film's director Mendes working closely with the team. The car was developed specifically for the film and ten units were hand-built in-house by the company's design and engineering teams in Gaydon. Eight of those 10 cars were featured in the movie, and two more were built for promotional purposes. Aston Martin stated that "the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins."

As of December 2014, Aston Martin had released few of the technical details of the car, but they have revealed that it will feature the company's 6-speed manual transmission unit that is used on their V8-engined cars. The car's chassis is based on a modified version of the VH Platform that underpins the V8 Vantage. However the DB10 has a longer wheelbase and is nearly as wide as the One-77. It is powered by the Vantage's 4.7 L V8 engine.

The DB10 was caught on video while being filmed at Blenheim Palace on 11 February 2015. Two versions were seen – the standard with vehicle registration DB10 AGB, and an adapted version with driver rig atop the vehicle.

On 19 February 2016, one of the two "show cars" was sold at auction for £2.4 million.

References

Aston Martin DB10 Wikipedia


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