Published on October 26th, 2015 | by Rob Stebbings
The Aston Martin DB10 Debuts In Spectre
Today is the official release of Spectre, the 24th official James Bond film. Fans flocking to the cinema will see Daniel Craig driving the Aston Martin DB10 in a thrilling chase scene through Rome with the Jaguar C-X75.
There are only ten DB10s in existence apparently and eight of these were used during the filming of Spectre itself! It has been reported that seven of the eight DB10s used during filming were actually written off. Complete car-nage!
And it is quite some motor, boasting a 430bhp 4.7-litre V8 engine and six-speed manual gearbox, able to accelerate from -62mph in less than five seconds! What’s more, the DB10 can reach speeds of 190mph.
When it comes to the gadgets we can expect to see in the Aston Martin DB10, one of the film trailers shows that the car has two rear-mounted flame throwers as well as ‘knife blade’ wheels and lights – but we will have to wait and see what capabilities these features actually have!
007’s choice of car on 12 occasions
Since 1963’s Goldfinger, the third James Bond film released, the Aston Martin has been Bond’s car of choice in numerous Bond films spanning nearly 50 years of cinema history. Indeed 007 has been driving one of these prized cars 12 out of 24 times since he’s appeared on the big screen.
It all began with the Aston Martin DB5 when Sean Connery was behind the wheel of the sleek and distinctive car. The DB5 featured a multitude of gadgets including a smoke screen, wheel destroying blades and the infamous ejector seat which all led to the car gaining legendary status.
The Aston Martin DB5 provided for Goldfinger was actually the first DB5 ever built and appeared in a number of other subsequent Bond films including GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Skyfall.
The DB10 is the sixth different Aston Martin model to appear in a Bond film. Will it become one of the British Auto Legends like the DB5? Only time will tell.