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There Are a Few Aston Martins in the new James Bond No time to Die Trailer

There Are a Few Aston Martins in the new James Bond No time to Die Trailer

It looks like James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 got a pretty intense upgrade

The brief teaser for No Time to Die hasn’t even gone cold yet, and here we are looking at the first official trailer. As is the usual case, there is plenty of automotive action going on, including a completely fresh take on Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 – one of the most famous action-movie cars in history. That DB5 even has a fresh upgrade (and probably more that we haven’t seen.)

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Everyone's Going Electric, Including James Bond Himself

Everyone’s Going Electric, Including James Bond Himself

007’s new ride will be the Aston Martin Rapide E

As good as he is at foiling international criminals from their evil schemes, not even James Bond himself can stop the onslaught of electrification in the auto industry. Proof of that lies in the next Bond film where 007’s ride-of-choice will be the Aston Martin Rapide E. The British automaker’s first-ever electric car joins a long list of Aston Martin models to appear in a James Bond film. The yet-to-be-titled Bond movie — it’s working title is Bond 25 — is scheduled to release in April 2020. It’s the 25th movie in the long-standing franchise, so you can expect it to have no shortage of surprises, including the array of gadgets and weapons that will be included in the Rapide E’s arsenal.

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The Aston Martin DB5 "Goldfinger" Replicas Won't be Street Legal Because the Gadgets are Real!

The Aston Martin DB5 "Goldfinger" Replicas Won’t be Street Legal Because the Gadgets are Real!

You can’t use the ejector seats, machine guns, and revolving license plates in public

Aston Martin’s plan to recreate 25 continuation James Bond DB5 models comes with the caveat that future owners can’t drive them on public roads because the gadgets that came in the original Bond DB5 are included on these continuation models. Each car carries a £2.75 million price tag or around $3.5 million based on current exchange rates. Those who can afford to pay for any one of these 25 DB5s will have to make do with having these cars serve as garage jewelry.

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Aston Martin Plans To Build James Bond's DB5 From Goldfinger, Complete With All The Gadgets

Aston Martin Plans To Build James Bond’s DB5 From Goldfinger, Complete With All The Gadgets

The cost of getting one is $3.5 million

Aston Martin and EON Productions are teaming up to recreate arguably one of the most iconic movie cars of all time: James Bond’s DB5 from the movie Goldfinger. The British automaker and the production company in charge of producing Bond movies will recreate the legendary DB5 as part of Aston’s continuation series. Only 25 units of the DB5 will be built, but each one of them will come with all the gizmos and gadgetry that 007 himself had at his disposal in the classic 1964 movie.

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Click Mechanic Renders 7 Automakers As Star Wars Podracers

Click Mechanic Renders 7 Automakers As Star Wars Podracers

Now this is podracing!

Arguably the coolest scene from 1999’s Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace was when young Anakin Skywalker took to the sand and battled for his freedom in a homemade podracer. Sure, the final lightsaber battle was pretty friggin’ awesome as well (Darth Maul! Double-bladed saber! Epic music!), but when it comes to high-speed CGI glory, the podracer scene is hard to beat. In fact, the folks over at Click Mechanic liked it so much, they rendered seven unique podracers as though they were built by real-world manufacturers.

The manufacturers in question all produce some kind of speedy four-wheeled machine worthy of podracer-ization, and include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ford, Subaru, BMW, and Dodge. Like their real-life equivalents, each rendering gets easily recognizable liveries, and in some cases, a few sponsorship decals as well, all of which was inspired by actual race cars (you know, from planet Earth). Which one of these wild contraptions would you bring to the Boonta Eve Classic? Let us know in the comments section!

Continue reading to learn more about real-life automakers rendered as podracers.

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Aston Martin Will Sell Just One DB10, But Not For Road Use

Aston Martin Will Sell Just One DB10, But Not For Road Use

As soon as we laid eyes on the Aston Martin DB10 that was built for the newest James Bond movie Spectre, we immediately started asking if it was going to be a production model. Unfortunately, we learned that the DB10 will never make it into production, and there were only 10 examples made to be used in the movie. It may be true that it will never go into production, but that doesn’t mean you can’t own one – well if you have enough money anyway.

As it turns out, Aston Martin actually plans to auction off one of its Bespoke DB10’s sometime next year. Of course, since the car was designed solely for use in the movie, it lacks all of the necessary certifications for road use, so don’t expect to see it on the road. There is no word on what the opening bid will be set at for the DB10, but considering it is the first bespoke model ever created for a Bond movie, you can bet it will go for a pretty penny or two. That’s especially true when considering the number of wealthy Brits that fantasize being James Bond.

On another note, the Jaguar C-X75 driven by the Villain in Spectre is also a concept that never went into production, but so far, Jaguar doesn’t have any plans to auction off any of the seven that were created for the film. It will likely be a while before any more news regarding the auctioning of the new Bondmobile takes place, but we will keep you updated as more details arise.

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2015 Aston Martin DB10

2015 Aston Martin DB10

James Bond’s new ride

The Aston Martin DB10 was unveiled in 2014, only weeks after EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond film franchise, announced that the 24th installment of the movie will be called "Spectre." Although the car’s name suggests a successor to the long-running DB9, the DB10 is actually just a concept car that won’t make it into production. However, unlike other concepts, it was built in 10 units and most of them were used in the film. But even though it won’t hit the streets as a production model, the DB10 provides hints about Aston Martin’s future vehicles.

As you’d expect from a concept, the DB10 looks downright aggressive. It is, in fact, the most aggressive-looking Aston Martin I’ve seen in recent years, except for the Vulcan supercar, and if this is what the company’s future looks like, we’re in for gorgeous replacements to the company’s current lineup of grand tourers.

The DB10 also signals that the Brits are moving toward more compact designs and a styling language that drops some of the trademark features used over the last decade or so. This isn’t necessary bad, as Aston Martin is in desperate need of a fresh image.

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How Much Does It Cost For Insurance On The Aston Martin DB10

How Much Does It Cost For Insurance On The Aston Martin DB10

James Bond may be the undisputed king of suave sophistication, but England’s secret weapon also has a habit of being particularly reckless with his belongings. Over the years, 007 has messed up pretty much everything he’s touched, including all of his fancy rides. I bring this up because his latest movie, Spectre, is due to be released in the coming weeks. That might bode well for us, but not for his official ride in the movie, the Aston Martin DB10. Let’s just hope that MI6 did its homework and insured the new DB10.

Insurance company KwikFit was nice enough to crunch the numbers to determine how much it’s going to cost to insure the DB10. Like any insurance firm worth its salt, KwikFit took into account a number of factors to determine the insurance cost of the Aston Martin movie car. Using Bond’s age (47), number of near-death experiences (100+), likelihood to take the law into his own hands (100%), number of cars written-off so far (30+), and the estimated value of the DB10 (roughly around $930,000), the insurance company arrived at an estimated insurance cost of $30,900.

That may not seem like a lot, but KwikFit also calculated the cars that Bond will face in the movie and added up the insurance costs of his recklessness. Unfortunately for MI6, it could be on the hook for about $2.3 million if Bond lives up to his name and adds the Jaguar C-X75, Land Rover Defender, and Range Rover Sport SVR to his write-offs by the end of the movie.

With Aston Martin experiencing real-life sales problems, let’s hope that it has some kind of plan for all the DB10s that are going to be used in the movie. James Bond may be the company’s most famous ambassador, but he also happens to be the costliest one too.

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New Spectre Trailer Shows The Jag C-X75: Video

New Spectre Trailer Shows The Jag C-X75: Video

With three months left until the new "Spectre" film, the 24th installment of the James Bond series, makes its debut on the big screen, Eon Productions has released yet another trailer. The new video shows footage from different scenes throughout the film, confirming (if still needed) that "Spectre" will be one of the most action-packed movies in the James Bond series.

For gearheads, "Spectre" will also mark the debut of the 2015 Aston Martin DB10, a sports car specifically built for this film. Though AM said it will remain a James Bond vehicle only, the DB10 is of great importance to the auto industry, as some of its styling cues will make it onto the car that’s set to replace the current 2013 Aston Martin DB9 (likely to be named DB11).

As seen in the trailer above, "Spectre" will also feature the 2010 Jaguar C-X75, a hybrid concept car that debuted in 2010. But that’s not all. As usual, the upcoming James Bond will be packed with fast and luxurious automobiles, as well as plenty of chase scenes that are likely to become classics. OK, OK, Daniel Craig’s performance won’t match Steve McQueen’s in "Bullitt," but it should be a lot of fun nonetheless.

In the meantime, check out the trailer and make sure you keep it locked here for the latest news on the upcoming "Spectre" film.

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 First Spectre TV spot: Video

First Spectre TV spot: Video

James Bond movies are never short on automotive eye candy, but Spectre looks like it’s going to be pretty special. In this new trailer, we get our closest look yet at the epic chase scene through Rome between Bond in a Q branch-prepped 2015 Aston Martin DB10 and villain Mr. Hinx in a 2010 Jaguar C-X75 supercar. Bond’s DB10 appears to have been fitted with some aft-facing flamethrowers, which are probably great for discouraging tailgaters, but we’re sure the Jag has some tricks of its own.

We also get a glimpse of a second massive action sequence featuring the specially prepped 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender “Big Foot” sliding through the snow, as wall as a plane ride looks like it didn’t end so well.

Unlike the Range Rover duo, you’ll never be able to buy either car featured in the Rome chase scene. The Aston Martin DB10 was built exclusively for Spectre, but it should give us pretty good idea of what the forth-coming 2017 DB9 replacement will look like. The C-X75 debuted in 2010 as Jaguar’s newest halo supercar, but never made it to production. It uses a high-revving, 500-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that generates power for the electric motors mounted at each wheel.

Spectre appears to pick up right where Skyfall left off. The first shot of the trailer shows MI6 headquarters, which is still in ruins following the bombing in the last movie. Bond is also given some items recovered from the Skyfall operation that will likely reveal some sensitive new information about his personal life.

Spectre hits theaters in November of this year.

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The Aston Martin DB10 is Not a Glimpse into Aston's Future

The Aston Martin DB10 is Not a Glimpse into Aston’s Future

Those of you who got all shaken and/or stirred by the prospect of someday being able to drive a road-going version of the gorgeous 2015 Aston Martin DB10 are probably already closing your checkbooks, as the car was announced as being a movie-only vehicle.

Those who saw it as sort of a preview for a future DB9 replacement, especially thanks to its name, will probably be disappointed to find out that the truth is very different. Naturally, this doesn’t mean that some of its voluptuously dark lines won’t be coming to a non-Bond Aston Martin in the future, especially since the Gaydon manufacturer is currently embarking on a journey to reinvent itself with some minor help from Mercedes-AMG and its bespoke engines.

It is the DB10 that is the subject of this story though, and a few more details have become apparent since Aston Martin design director Mareck Reichman had a chat about the car with the folks from Top Gear.

Despite its name, the DB10 is actually based on the V8 Vantage, from which it borrows pretty much everything it has under that sculpted body, including its 4.7-liter V-8. .

Click past the jump to read more about the Aston Martin DB10.

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Celebrity Auction Block: 2008 Aston Martin DBS “Quantum of Solace”

Celebrity Auction Block: 2008 Aston Martin DBS “Quantum of Solace”

If you are both a car fan and a James Bond fan, and saw the “Quantum of Solace” movie, you likely salivated over the Quantum Silver 2008 Aston Martin DBS that Bond drove. You are not alone in this drooling effect, we did it too. Well, now you can own a piece of history – well, a one-of-seven piece of history – by buying this famous 2008 DBS at auction.

Christies auction house is auctioning off one of the seven 2008 Aston Martin DBSs used in the “Quantum of Solace” film. This model is draped in deep silver paint and boasts black leather interior. From the looks of it in the auction catalog, the car looks to be in fantastic shape, but there is no information on what scenes this particular chassis was used in.

This beast is not only famous, but it’s fast too. With its 5.9-liter V-12 engine that pumps out 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, this beast sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 4.3 seconds. The 6-speed manual gearbox allows you to rip through the gears at will – no fancy-pants automatic transmission in this sports car.

This 2008 DBS is anticipated to fetch between $160,000 and $230,000, which is about $3,000 to $73,000 more than your everyday 2008 DS is valued at, per Kelly Blue Book. If you can get in it for close to the bottom, you’ve got yourself a great deal. Unfortunately, Christies does not list the actual mileage of the vehicle, but we anticipate that it is extremely low for the year.

The auction kicks off on Friday, October 5th at 8:30 p.m.

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Video: James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 returns in Skyfall

Video: James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 returns in Skyfall

The James Bond movie franchise has featured some of the most iconic British cars in the world, none more so than the Aston Martin DB5. We all remember the classic speedster that not only appeared in five Bond movies, but also became a hot toy collectible for a generation of young Bond fans back in the day.

It appears that people are nostalgic for the fabled DBS because the car, in true Bond fashion, is making a comeback in the latest installment of the franchise, Skyfall.

This video provided to us by the movie’s dedicated page explains just how important a role the DB5 has played in the Bond movies. The classic British look, combined with all those gizmos and gadgetry that could give the Batmobile a run for its money, really holds a special place in the hearts of Bond fans.

To see that it’s coming back in Skyfall only adds to our anticipation of seeing the movie, which incidentally opens in theaters later this year. There aren’t that many things in this world that can render James Bond into the background, but the Aston Martin DB5 is one of them.

After all, there’s a reason why 007, and all of us for that matter, can’t seem to get enough of it.

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