Aston Martin DB10 hits the track ahead of its cinematic debut in Spectre
When looking to take down one of the biggest criminal intelligence organisations he’s ever faced, 007 need some serious hardware to get the job done. And no, we’re not referring to his Walther PPK.
Daniel Craig’s fourth run as James Bond in Spectre will see the British super spy slide behind the wheel of the brand new Aston Martin DB10, a model built exclusively for the 24th official Bond film of which 10 examples have been used during filming. Aston Martin exceutives have gone on record saying the new DB10 will be ‘the most exclusive DB ever’. The name of its production replacement – DB11 – has also been announced.
Sharper and sleeker than the DB9 it ‘replaces’, the DB10 showcases the new Aston Martin design language, including a lower and wider front grille, shorter overhangs, revised headlights and a lightweight aluminium architecture. Although performance details have been teased in the new Spectre trailer – Q himself stating 0-100kph is achieved in 3.2 seconds – Aston’s established 6-litre V12 is expected to be dropped in favour of a range of engines supplied by Mercedes-AMG following a tie-up with the British marque and Daimler.
To fully emphasise the DB10’s performance capabilities, the Aston will go wheel nut-to-wheel nut against Jaguar’s (possibly) stalled C-X75 sports car on the silver screen. Place your bets…