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Ex­clu­siv­ity goes hand-in-hand with As­ton Martin. But the DB10 takes that con­cept to a whole new level. The DB10 is a be­spoke model cre­ated es­pe­cially for the forth­com­ing James Bond film Spec­tre. Only 10 have been made, all for use by the 007 pro­duc­tion. There is no pro­duc­tion ver­sion of the DB10 planned, although styling cues of the movie car do point to­wards fu­ture As­ton Martin mod­els. The DB10 is based on the plat­form of As­ton’s small­est model, the Van­tage. How­ever, it’s longer, wider and more ag­gres­sive than the Van­tage, while not be­ing as large as more lux­ury-ori­ented mod­els like the DBS the Bond char­ac­ter drove in Casino Royale and Quan­tum of So­lace. As­ton and the Spec­tre pro­duc­tion team were ea­ger to un­veil the DB10 be­fore the end of last year, to mark the 50th an­niver­sary of the 1964 Bond film Goldfin­ger – the first Bond film to fea­ture an As­ton Martin (the DB5) as the hero car and ar­guably the movie that set the tem­plate for all fu­ture in­stal­ments in the fran­chise. The DB10 is in­tended to be a mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the DB5. The DB10 will be the star of Spec­tre in many ways. In fact, at the first press con­fer­ence for the pro­duc­tion, in De­cem­ber last year, di­rec­tor Sam Men­des an­nounced the DB10 as Bond’s new car be­fore any of the cast.

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