Would you still want to own the only Aston Martin DB10 for sale if you couldn’t drive it?
That’s exactly the scenario for the 10 bespoke Aston Martin cars made specifically for use in the new James Bond film, “Spectre.”
The luxury automaker plans to auction off one DB10 next year, but the car doesn’t have the necessary road certifications for driving.
“Spectre” marks a departure from past Bond films because the two main cars featured in the movie were created solely for the film and are not available to the public.
“This is the first time we created a car that was completely bespoke for Bond,” said David Adams, a spokesperson at Aston Martin. The villian’s car, Jaguar C-X75, is not for sale. The hybrid concept car was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, but never went into full production. Only seven of these Jaguars were created for the film.
Jaguar Land Rover also provided the film with 10 customized Land Rover Defenders and seven Range Rover Sport SVRs.
Aston Martin is preparing to launch its DB11 model next year that will be sold commercially. It also recently began selling 150 special DB9 models with special Bond branding. The DB9 GT Bond Edition is priced at $253,000. It’s roadworthy.
James Bond has driven a number of cars over the years. In the Ian Fleming novels on which the films are based he drove a Bentley. In the movies, he’s driven BMWs, a Lotus Esprit that went underwater a Toyota 2000GT — and even an AMC Hornet.
Aston Martin is the car brand with which the character has become most closely associated, however. Aston Martin’s vintage DB5 famously reappeared in the most recent Bond film, “Skyfall.”
“Spectre” will debut in U.S. theater November 6.