The Aston Martin DB10 is without any doubt one of the most special models ever created by the legendary marque as it was developed specifically for SPECTRE, the latest James Bond movie set to air for the first time on November 6. Unfortunately, this isn’t a production car as AM has announced it will not be commercially available since all of the units were used for filming the new 007 motion picture.
To be fair, this isn’t an all-new Aston Martin as the DB10 is basically a rebodied V8 Vantage which means that it rides on the same aging VH platform and is motivated by the very familiar V8 4.7-liter engine sourced from Ford. We don’t know how much power it churns in this new application, but we can tell you the standard V8 Vantage delivers 426 bhp and 470 Nm of torque.
Taking into account the “DB10” nameplate has been reserved particularly for this new movie, it most likely means Aston Martin’s successor to the DB9 will actually be the DB11 which has been caught on camera undergoing testing several times.
Getting back to the DB10 at hand, Aston Martin previously mentioned they made only 10 units, with the company’s design director Marek Reichman saying many of the cars will be destroyed during filming. He also specified that all the cars are used in real stunts with a driver behind the wheel and without the help of any CGI (computer generated images) which is something that you don’t get to see so often in movies these days.
Regarding the car’s sleek design, Aston Martin has already said that although the DB10 does not preview a new styling language, it will influence future production models, with the first one being the aforementioned DB11 which is expected to see the light of day sometime next year and finally replace the DB9 which frankly has started to look a bit outdated.