Just How Awesome is the Newest James Bond Car?
Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as 007 in the upcoming James Bond sequel, Spectre. Joining him are renowned actors and actresses Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Lea Seydoux, and Monica Bellucci. But what’s more interesting is the new James Bond car to be featured in the film, the Aston Martin DB10.
Sadly, the DB10 is custom built purely for the movie, and not for public sale. Well, news says there will be 10 of these roadrunners, and fans can only hope some units would survive the blasts, chases and crashes, and be out for sale. Still, it’s interesting to know what’s in this car that makes it truly a James Bond centerpiece.
Actually, the DB10 is nothing new in the inside, being based on the V8 Vantage featured in 1987 James Bond film, The Living Daylights. The DB10 was constructed around the 4.7-liter V8 engine and the second generation of the VH platform.
This means that the re-bodied Vantage does not really offer something new to the film when it comes to technology, but the exclusivity of the release of the DB10 makes it a perfect object to covet.
The Aston Martin DB10 is fully functional, all 10 of them. In fact, Daniel Craig has already done test-driving the car. There should be no surprising and impossible maneuvers. Despite a rather old design, Aston Martin said the DB10 is going to set the direction for the future generations of Aston Martins.
The company announced its development of new Aston Martin cars set for release in 2016. It already signed an agreement with Mercedes-AMG for the purchase of 4.0-liter V8 engines for its newest units. However, many speculate a delay in the development and release of the new models due to the financial issues that Aston Martin experienced in 2013, having incurred a pre-tax loss of GBP25.4 million or USD40 million.
Although it may take a moment longer for the company to unveil its latest models, at least the world gets to see Aston Martin DB10 in full performance during the screening of James Bond: Spectre.