Britain’s favorite super spy James Bond is known for being dashing and bold and for driving silver Aston Martins ever since he appeared in Goldfinger driving the now-famous DB5 equipped with machine guns, rotating license plates and a passenger ejection seat in. In the next James Bond film, Spectre, due out in 2015, James will be behind the wheel of what Aston Martin is calling the DB10. Finished in silver, of course.
Unveiled today in Buckinghamshire, the car is more than just a movie prop. Aston Martin says it’s “a model developed specifically for the film and built in-house by the brand’s design and engineering teams. The DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.” Only 10 cars will be built.
A source within the company tells BBC News the DB10 is actually a preview of the next V8 Vantage. That means it should have a 4.7-liter 8 cylinder engine nestled between its carbon fiber flanks, though no other technical details are available at this time.
Even without knowing those details, there is no denying that the Aston Martin DB10 is one tasty little crumpet, with a body that is both svelte and sharply chiseled. It hints at the kind of confident aggressiveness any man with an international license to kill would demand. Any resemblance to the new Jaguar F-Type should come as no surprise, since both were penned by Aston Martin’s chief designer, Ian Callum.
I want one. Badly. And I an insanely jealous that Jeremy Clarkson will probably get to drive one while all I can do is look wistfully at the pictures.