James Bond has a new Aston Martin!
Just in case you have been living under a rock for the past few days, EON Productions announced their line up for the new James Bond movie “Spectre???. Twitter was flooded with 11,050 tweets per hour when the story broke. Yet it wasn’t news that Daniel Craig will be returning to the lead role which was causing a stir, the 184 tweets per minute all related to the launch of Bond’s new car, The Aston Martin DB10!
Unveiled on the 007 stage at the famous Pinewood Studios, the Aston Martin DB10 was introduced as the “first new cast member??? for Spectre, as you will see, it’s awesome. The aggressively styled new sports car has been designed in collaboration between Aston Martin and the film’s producers. Director, Sam Mendes, pulled the covers off the DB10 with the promise that “you will see what it can do when you come and see the movie.”
Unfortunately Spectre is not out until November 2015 so we are all going to have to wait for a whole year to find out. That’s almost enough to make a grown man sulk like a child.
However, unless you are either Daniel Craig or his stunt double, you won’t get to drive one. They are not for sale! Aston Martin’s state that they will only produce ten DB10s, all of them with bespoke specifications for the film and built in-house by their design and engineering teams. Don’t worry, there is light at the end of the tunnel, the company goes on to say that “the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.” Now I’m excited!
Here you go, here’s a close up – I might just save it as the wallpaper on my desktop.
As cool as it is, I will always think of the Aston Martin DB5 as the real Bond Car. Here’s a few nerdy facts for you about James Bond’s Aston fetish!
The first Aston Martin DB5’s appearance was in Goldfinger in 1964. The work sheet for that car went on sale at auction in May 2008 and sold for £1,150.
In the 2006 film version of Casino Royale, it shows Daniel Craig’s Bond winning his DB5 a game of poker in The Bahamas; as such the Casino Royale DB5 is the only one that is not outfitted with special equipment. Also, this one with Bahamian number plates and was a left-hand drive (where the previous British versions had been right-hand drive).
Brosnan’s DB5 is shown to have special features in Goldeneye such as a teleprinter disguised as a CD player, and a champagne cooler – how cool is that?
Although Aston Martins appear in 10 James Bond films, Roger Moore is the only James Bond never to drive one. (Don’t be too sad for the old eyebrow actor, he got to drive one in The Saint!)
The prototype DB5 used in Goldfinger with the chassis number DP/216/1 was only loaned to EON Studios. It was returned after filming, Aston Martin removed all its weaponry and gadgetry then resold it. Of course, a subsequent owner then retro-fitted non-original weaponry – well you would, wouldn’t you!
The Prototype with Chassis DP/216/1 DB5 was stolen in 1997 from its last owner in Florida and is currently still missing…………