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Aston Martin pens new DB10 for James Bond
By Noah Joseph
Dec 4th 2014

James Bond has driven a variety of vehicles over the course of his long and fictitious career in espionage, but few marques have been as intrinsically tied to the famous spy as Aston Martin. For the past few films that's come down to the DBS, but for the next one, 007 is switching to the one you see here.

Called the DB10, this latest Aston was designed specifically for the upcoming movie Spectre. Technical details were not disclosed, but the design demonstrates a clean break with the styling that has characterized Astons for the past couple of decades. Working with EON Productions – the studio responsible for the Bond films – Aston's chief designer Marek Reichman and his team penned a new form with decidedly different design cues and applied them to a shape that looks similar to the current V8 Vantage, but with different lines.

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Re: Unveiled: The Aston Martin DB10 - James Bond's new car.

Title of the new movie: Spectre.
Return of Blofeld. Imagine his business card: Spectre - SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.

Bond: "Blofeld, do you expect me to talk"
Blofeld: "No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die laughing from ridicule".

IMO the new predictable-looking DB10 may well be overshadowed by the new McLaren. Bond may want to switch brands.
 

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Title of the new movie: Spectre.
Return of Blofeld. Imagine his business card: Spectre - SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.
Since the Craig films are a quasi-reboot of the franchise, I guess it makes sense to have a SPECTRE-type organization emerge. However, after the last few films, I would have thought that the organization would have been "Quantum" rather than returning to the known "SPECTRE".

Been enjoying the new Bond film, especially Casino Royale and Skyfall (didn't love Quantum of Solace much). Love to see how they have playing Blofeld (if that's even the name they'll use).



Really digging the new look. It very modern and crisp while still being recognizable as an Aston Martin. I hope that the actual DB10 looks this good.

Kudos to Dr. Bez and the crew at Gaydon for their work here.

Built for Bond: Aston Martin debuts unique car for Spectre

- Aston Martin DB10 created specifically for new Bond film
- Partnership with EON Productions spans 50 years of cinema history
- Demonstrates the breadth of Aston Martin's bespoke capabilities

4 December 2014, Gaydon: 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.
 

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I'm looking forward to both the movie and the car bigtime!
Love the new car. It is a much-needed new car, and it looks thoroughly modern yet is obviously an Aston-Martin.
As for the comment that Bond should get a McLaren: no. I love the McLaren and should causes sleepless nights for people at more than just Ferrari, but it is a brash in-your-face all-out exotic sports car. It doesn't have the sophistication and class that are a big part of James Bond and so should be present in the design of his car as well. This car will do more than fine.
 

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I'm looking forward to both the movie and the car bigtime!
Love the new car. It is a much-needed new car, and it looks thoroughly modern yet is obviously an Aston-Martin.
As for the comment that Bond should get a McLaren: no. I love the McLaren and should causes sleepless nights for people at more than just Ferrari, but it is a brash in-your-face all-out exotic sports car. It doesn't have the sophistication and class that are a big part of James Bond and so should be present in the design of his car as well. This car will do more than fine.
You're probably right. The DB10 is less conspicuous, a prerequisite if 007 wants to do his spy work anonymously. ;-)
 
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