Several Aston Martin DB10 Concepts Seen in Rome During Spectre Shooting

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Aston Martin is continuing its long-standing tradition of collaborating with the James Bong franchise. But rather than simply giving agent 007 a DB9, they've created a brand new car from scratch. It's called the DB10 and the design is nothing short of stunning.
Because cars tend to be crashed or destroyed during the filming of a Movie, 10 examples of DB10 will be built, but none of them are ever going to end up in the hands of the public. Of course, we believe that a full production version will land in dealerships by the end of the decade, but that's a different story.

"What is the story exactly, then?" we hear you ask. Well, four examples of the silver supercar concept were seen during the filming of the next James Bond movie "Spectre". One had a driver rig on the roof for the stuntman scenes, but other than that, they're pretty much identical. At one moment in this video shared by Youtuber Marchettino, you can clearly hear the sound of a 6-liter V12 engine. Originally created by "gluing" two Ford V6 units, this has become an icon of the British brand.

Aston has never officially disclosed any performance numbers for the DB10, though they have admitted the chassis is taken from older V8 Vantage models. However, the wheelbase is much longer, since this is essentially a preview for the bigger DB9, and the tracks are almost the width of those on the One-77.

But while we're on the subject of movie cars, there are a few other examples of whole fleets of the same thing being built. The latest example comes when BMW allowed the a dozen or so brand new M3 sedans to be destroyed for Mission Impossible 5. And in the Iron Man movie where Mickey Rourke played the villain, they really did split a $500,000 Rolls-Royce in half.

The lesson? You can't make an omelet without breaking some eggs and you can't film an action movie without destroying some cars.

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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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