Aston Martin's handcrafted sports cars are world famous for their power, beauty, and soul.But Aston has also enjoyed a 50-year run as the official wheels of the world's most famous super spy — James Bond.As 007 gears up for his next adventure "Spectre," this tradition continues with the brand new Aston Martin DB10. But there's one major difference — the DB10 is for James Bond only.
In fact, the car was developed with the input of director Sam Mendes and the film's producers.
never been done like this before," Aston Martin chief creative officer
Marek Reichman told Business Insider. " For a movie character to have a
major manufacturer create a car just for him is really quite special."
But the story of how the DB10 became the latest Bond car is even more incredible.
to Reichman, Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli dropped by the design
studio to have a look at a production Aston the company had been
preparing for the movie. However, as the filmmakers were examining the
car, a sketch hanging on the studio wall caught Mendes' eye.
told the director the car in the sketch didn't actually exist. To which
Mendes replied, "Great, could we make that just for James Bond?"
result of that question is a limited run of 10 special James Bond
Astons to be used exclusively for the film. Which sadly means that no
one outside of the production team will have the chance to drive the
Fortunately, according to Reichman, elements of the DB10
design may make their way into future production Astons, as the company
looks to revamp its whole lineup over the next five years.