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2015 Aston Martin DB10

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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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Aston Martin DB10 Up For Auction

Aston Martin DB10 Up For Auction

One-of-a-kind movie car will be up for grabs at Christie’s auction in London

The Aston Martin DB10 is one of those cars that’s so hard to get you’d be lucky to even see one in a collector’s garage, let alone on the road. Only 10 models were built by Aston Martin and all 10 were specifically built to be used in the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. But, you know what they say, every so often, even gold falls through the cracks. And, to the good fortune of every Aston Martin aficionado out there, one unit of the DB10 has somehow found its way into Christie’s King Street auction house in London.

The car in question is one of only two working units of the DB10, so whoever is the lucky individual to scoop it up in the auction will be the proud owner of a literal two-of-a-kind. More importantly, it’s the only DB10 that Aston Martin will offer to the public, so technically, it’s really a one-of-a-kind model. To further drive up its exclusivity, Aston Martin will also give this DB10 its own platinum authentication award to signify its authenticity and it will also carry the signature of no less than James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. So yeah, this DB10 is going to end up as one of the rarest Aston Martins one day. Whether it can reach the status of the legendary DB5 remains to be seen, but at least it can make a serious case for its outright rarity and exclusivity.

Those interested in making a bid for this DB10 better circle February 18, 2016 on their calendars. That’s the date when the sports car goes up for auction in London. Don’t worry about spending too much for it because neither Aston Martin nor Christies will receive the winning bid. That amount is specifically earmarked for Doctors Without Borders.

Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.

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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.

Continue reading to learn more about the Aston Martin DB10.

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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 Supercars From Spectre In Action: Video

The Supercars From Spectre In Action: Video

If Skyfall went back to a simpler time to find its hero car, an Aston Martin DB5 identical to the one from 1964’s Goldfinger, then the exact opposite is true for the upcoming James Bond flick, Spectre. Both the Aston Martin DB10, driven by James Bond, and Jaguar C-X75, driven by villain Mr. Hinx, have never been and never will be available to the public. Spectre’s chase scene through the streets of Rome will likely be the only time we see the pair driven in anger (and probably destroyed), and this clip provides an awesome behind-the-scenes look at the action.

If you need a refresher, the DB10 was built specifically for Spectre, and even though it’s a one-off, it gives us a pretty good hint at what the fourth-coming DB9 replacement will probably look like. The C-X75, meanwhile, was Jaguar’s hypercar that never quite made it to production. That’s a shame, because with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine generating power for four electric motors (one at each wheel) it would have been a fascinating car. Still, watching it chase Bond down through Rome should be a thrill. Spectre hits theaters in November 2015.

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Aston Martin DB9 Successor Spotted With New Bodywork: Spy Shots

Aston Martin DB9 Successor Spotted With New Bodywork: Spy Shots

It’s been just two weeks since the successor to the current Aston Martin DB9, was spotted carving the Nurburgring, and the Brits already started testing a new mule of their upcoming grand tourer. It wouldn’t be a big deal if the prototype was wearing the old DB9 body in the process, but this new mule gives us our first look at the new car’s design. There’s no word as to what badge the new car would wear, but it could be named DB11 since Aston Martin already trademarked the name and since the DB10 moniker is already used by the one-off car created for the James Bond "Spectre" movie.

Expect the coupe to break cover sometime in 2016 for the 2017 model year, as the first Aston Martin built on the company’s new platform. The DB9, and all the other Aston Martins currently in production for that matter, including the DB10, use the VH (Vertical/Horizontal) architecture introduced all the way back in 2001. New engines are also on the table, so make sure you keep reading to find out more about the upcoming grand tourer.

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Spectre Trailer Features Aston Martin DB10: Video

Spectre Trailer Features Aston Martin DB10: Video

Bullitt might have included the greatest car chase in movie history, but, as far as car features go, the film that made Steve McQueen a legend can’t hold a candle to the James Bond series. Now don’t get me wrong, I love late 1960s Mustangs and Chargers, but have you seen the Bond car cast since filming began more than 50 years ago? They used Bentleys, Cadillacs, Corvettes, Jaguars, and Rolls-Royces, just to name a few brands. Not to mention all those sexy Aston Martins, and especially the DB5, which made a comeback in 2012’s Skyfall. For 2015, however, when EON Productions will launch the 24th installment of the series, there won’t be a DB5, but a concept car Aston Martin specifically developed for the film.

It’s the DB10, a two-door GT that previews the next-generation DB9, and is arguably the most important Bond hero car since the series debuted in 1962. That’s one more reason for us gearheads to keep an eye on the making of the movie and take cinemas by storm once Spectre hits the big screen. At least we won’t have to wait much longer (November 6th, 2015), as the DB10 has already hit the Interwebz starring in various scenes filmed in Rome, Italy. With filming in that part of the world completed, EON Production released the first teaser trailer. And as expected, it includes footage of the Aston Martin DB10.

No more spoilers though, just hit play to get an idea about what the new James Bond is all about.

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Jaguar C-X75 Almost Crashes Into Aston Martin DB10 During Spectre Filming: Video

Jaguar C-X75 Almost Crashes Into Aston Martin DB10 During Spectre Filming: Video

With Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, currently filming with some pretty special cars, movie buffs and car aficionados try to get a glimpse of the action from the set. This time, a number of action sequences for Spectre take place in Italy, where it is expected that Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 will try to evade a villain’s Jaguar C-X75.

Known car-spotter and YouTube user Marchettino got ahold of the footage above after it was shot on the streets of Rome. Most of the chase sequences are pure gold, but the real bum-clenching moment happens around the 0:34 minute mark, when the Jaguar narrowly misses the braking DB10 and almost runs over a member of the film crew. Recent reports mention that at least one of the cars is driven by ex-Stig and former racing driver Ben Collins, but there is no way of knowing if he was wheeling the Aston or the Jag in this sequence.

If the scene is not enough to get your blood pumping, turning up the volume is bound to do it, as both supercars involved in the chase sound like something out of a horror movie — in the good way, of course. Another interesting bit is how the DB10 always enters that corner in full drift, while its foe is constantly trying to hit the apex and is actually gaining on the Aston.

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Aston Martin DB10 On The Spectre Movie Set: Video

Aston Martin DB10 On The Spectre Movie Set: Video

There are always at least two main reasons to watch James Bond movies: the cars and the women. While Léa Seydoux will undoubtedly make a great Bond girl as Madeleine Swann in Spectre,http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2379713/ the lineup of cars that will be in this film is perhaps even more stunning, with the Jaguar C-X75 sharing screen time (and a chase scene) with the new Aston Martin DB10.

We just had our first live sighting of the DB10 last week as the car and its stunt drivers got accustomed to one another in England, and now we have an even better view of the car thanks to the video showing a trio of DB10s sitting around on a set in Rome. The latest video reveals the new Bond cars from just about every angle, and the best part is that we can finally hear that engine – whatever it may be – fire up. Like all current Aston Martins, the DB10 will have an exhaust note that is topped only by its exquisite design.

It remains to be seen what sorts of fancy gadgets the DB10 will exhibit in the move, but one thing is instantly clear: this car has amazing brakes. Shortly after being fired up in the video, a driver is backing one of the DB10s up and almost runs into another DB10. All of the James Bond tech in the world couldn’t have gotten these two cars closer together without making contact!

As for the movie, Spectre is scheduled to hit theaters on November 6, 2015.

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Aston Martin DB10 Caught On The Spectre Set: Video

Aston Martin DB10 Caught On The Spectre Set: Video

The 24th movie installment of the James Bond franchise is currently filming, and we already know what car Bond will drive, along with at least three other special cars that the villains will drive. Those are not so important right now, as I recently came accross some behind-the-scenes footage that will probably make you even more excited about the upcoming movie.

The amateur video above shows the Aston Martin DB10 being driven by a stuntman in a rehearsal for a gunfire escape sequence. From what I gathered from the video’s description, it seems that the scene was shot at the Blenheim Palace, an English Baroque building that is known for being the birthplace and ancestral home of none other than Sir Winston Churchill. If you pay attention, at some points during the footage you can also see a brown Jaguar X-C75 parked near the escaping DB10, while most other cars sitting in the parking lot feature Italian license plates.

We already know that a car chase featuring the Aston Martin DB10 and the Jaguar hypercar is set to happen on the streets of Rome, but this is the first time that the two cars have been spotted together. Spectre is scheduled to be released in theaters on 6 November 2015, and most of the action sequences have already been shot, with filming being put on hold for a while after Daniel Craig sustained an injury a few weeks ago.

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Aston Martin DB10 Live Unveiling: Video

Aston Martin DB10 Live Unveiling: Video

We’ve all seen and drooled over the 2015 Aston Martin DB10, which will make its on-screen debut in the new James Bond flick: Spectre. Unfortunately, we’ve already learned that the car will not become a production vehicle, nor does it preview the next-generation DB9, but it is a real car as you can see in this video of its official reveal (above).

The fact that it has no production future is a crying shame, but at least it will have a starring role in Spectre, so we can enjoy it again and again. That said, I take with a grain of salt Aston’s claim that the DB10 will not inspire a production car. Automakers have a habit of holding their cards very close to their chest and sometimes hide new products in plain sight to throw others off. So I feel there is still a chance that the DB10 could either become its own model or inspire a new-generation DB9, given its reception remains warm after the movie has come and gone.

Regardless of what one keyboard-punching auto junkie thinks, I can tell you that the car does actually exist and it was debuted at an event earlier in December. If you thought it was sexy in pictures, just wait until you get a look at it in the flesh in this video. The only thing that would make this video better would be if Daniel Craig himself would have hopped into the car and let its V-8 engine sing a song for us.

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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. .

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