James Bond has now been driving Aston Martin cars for 50 years. Not only does this mean that our fictional hero has considerable taste, but we imagine his insurance premiums must now be really cheap.
His latest outing was announced in late 2014 to much fanfare, and even subsequent emails leaked from Sony (which cast doubt on some of the plot points) couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm for the latest Bond adventure. Known as Spectre, the film is due to be released later this year and will star Monica Belucci, Léa Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, David Bautista and Andrew Scott alongside Daniel Craig and the rest of the regular cast.
A big part of the excitement around a new Bond film always comes from its cars, and the 24th installment looks to be no exception. It has been revealed that in 2015 James Bond will again be driving an Aston Martin, but this time it will be the exclusive DB10.
This car has been designed and built exclusively for Spectre, and the marque haven’t yet revealed whether any will be produced for the non-spy market. Photos suggest that the DB10 marks a new chapter in Aston Martin design: it has far more radical curves and bullet-grazed lines that indicate a more aggressive aesthetic. No firm details have been revealed, but sources suggest that it is based on a Vantage body and features a trusty V8 engine.
Whatever its specs, the car certainly looks the part. How it will fare against the villain’s car, an adapted Jaguar C-X75 prototype, remains to be seen, but we’re surely guaranteed some rip-roaring 007 automotive action.