Meet the Aston Martin DB10. It arrived in a whirlwind of excitement this morning at the official naming ceremony of the new James Bond film, christened Spectre.

The DB10 will be Daniel Craig’s wheels in Bond’s 24th big-screen outing, due next year, continuing 007’s affiliation with Aston that helped make the DB5 so iconic.

A spokesman for Aston Martin said that no examples of the new model will be sold to the general public, although there’s no word yet on what will happen to the 10 cars being built once filming has been completed.
Indeed, the DB10 has been designed with heavy input from Sam Mendes, the director of the new film, in order to create what Aston Martin is describing as “the ultimate car for the world’s most famous spy”.
The new model is said to commemorate Aston Martin’s 50-year involvement with the Bond franchise, which started with the DB5 that was used in the film Goldfinger in 1964.

But it’s fair to say this is no pie-in-the-sky concept. It looks an entirely road-ready vehicle, and its Aston convention-matching name ought to be a deep hint that we’re looking at a preview of the DB9’s replacement. Aston itself says “the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins”.

Technical information and gadget details were spared from Spectre director Sam Mendes’s unveil, perhaps unsurprisingly. So for now we can only pass comment on how the DB10 looks.

‘Nice’ would appear to be an understatement, the tautness of the V8 melded with the longer profile of the DB9, but with much sharper creases and some perfectly housed alloy wheels.

While very recognisably an Aston, there are also inescapable shades of Jaguar F-Type, particularly in side profile and around the DB10’s hindquarters. Given the affiliation designer Ian Callum has with both companies, that ought not to be a surprise. And given the F-Type is a stonker, it’s certainly not a bad parallel to draw.

But we want to know what you think. Is the DB10 Aston’s best looker yet? And is it a fitting car for 007?




Source: Top Gear



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