Jay Leno Drives Bond's New Car, the Aston Martin DB10

Jay Leno Drives Bond's New Car, the Aston Martin DB10 1 photo
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Just like he promised, Jay Leno has continued to make YouTube videos despite launching a weekly TV show. And it's not like he's saving the cool cars for prime-time viewers either, as the latest clip to hit the web shows the new Aston Martin DB10.
The British company built only 10 examples of this sexy silver coupe specifically for the latest James Bond movie, Spectre. A few survived and were given to the press for reviews. But this is the first video we've seen of the DB10 being driven on American roads, which means Leno is getting special treatment.

Jay doesn't strike as a comedian anymore. He's more like a car buff who sometimes tells a joke but mostly talks about heritage and the history of cars. He's also a known Aston Martin fan, which is probably why the company sent over designer Marek Reichman to personally explain the DB10.

This coupe is without doubt still an Aston. However, it does things a little differently. For example, this is the first car with a falling waistline, meaning that the back goes lower than the front arch.

We've been talking about the DB10 for quite a while, and it was getting a bit boring. However, Marek manages to put an interesting twist on the official intel. Even though we've been led to believe that the body is based on the V12 Vantage, he says a 4.7-liter engine with a bit over 400 horsepower is found under that weird vented hood.

The same design language will likely be used by the DB11 production model, so you'd better get used to that grille. While Jaguar designs its models to look like prancing felines, Aston's new philosophy is to emulate the shark. That's why the grille looks like it wants to go under the car like the mouth of a Great White.

So what's it like to drive? Very hot, apparently. There's no air conditioning, and the windows don't go down. Spectre comes out on November 5, and you'll get a glimpse of the awesome stunts at the beginning of this video. It's worth it, trust us!

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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