Here’s What Bond’s Car Will Look Like This Year
What’s a Bond movie without the quintessential Aston Martin car? Since the Aston Martin DB5 debuted in Goldfinger more than 50 years ago, Bond and Aston Martin are synonymous to each other. While we are only 3 months away from the release of the new James Bond movie, Spectre, Aston Martin has unveiled the DB10 which will feature in the movie. The DB10 is a one-off car made exclusively for the movie. It is loosely based on the two-seater Vantage model and shows some glimpses of what next year’s DB11 could look like. The engine is the 4.7-litre V8 which Aston Martin introduced in 2008.
The car will be driven in the movie by three-times British rally champion Mark Higgins standing in for Daniel Craig. Aston Martin, however, isn’t just stopping there. The company also released 150 special DB9 GT Bond editions which include the Spectre theme paint and a limited Omega watch, but unfortunately it does not come with a license to kill.
Aston Martin has kept the specs of the DB10 under wraps only revealing that it “gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.” The car will be seen in a chase sequence with a Jaguar C-X75. Watch the video below to get an idea of what you can expect from the DB10 in Spectre.
While the DB10 will only be seen in Spectre driven by Bond, as it should be, Aston Martin has sold 150 of its limited edition DB9 Bond Editions. DB9’s V12 engine has gained 30 hp (22 kW), bumping its power output up to 540 hp (403 kW) which is enough to shoot it from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds. The DB9 has a special Silver hue finish. And inside all 150 DB9 Bond Editions you’ll find numbered sill plate, gun barrel embroidery on the divider between the rear seats and a special Bond edition startup sequence on the DB9’s touchscreen system.