Spectre, the latest film in the storied James Bond franchise has been announced, and Aston Martin--the character's long-favored car brand after a brief dalliance with BMW--has revealed that it has created a model specifically for it: the DB10.
The British carmaker's design team led by its chief creative officer Marek Reichmann reportedly worked closely with the film's director, Sam Mendes, "to create the ultimate car for the world’s most famous spy." More important, the DB10 supposedly gives us a glimpse of Aston Martin's future design direction.
"In the same year that we celebrate our 50-year relationship with 007, it seems doubly fitting that today we unveiled this wonderful new sports car created especially for James Bond," said Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer. "To be partnering once again with EON Productions is great news for this company and for everyone around the world that loves to see Bond at the wheel of an Aston Martin. I’m incredibly proud of everyone on the team at Gaydon who has brought this special project from concept to reality."
For James Bond fans--and Aston Martin fans and collectors as well--the good news is that the carmaker will produce 10 bespoke units of the DB10 at its Gaydon headquarters in the United Kingdom.
Now, with the local Aston Martin showroom expected to open sometime next year, do you think at least one example of the DB10 will make it to our shores? We certainly hope so.
Spectre is scheduled to hit global cinemas in November 2015.