Petrol heads with a soft spot James Bond’s choice ride will find jubilance in this piece of news: The sleek Aston Martin DB10 — the first car created exclusively for the fictional English spy — will go under the hammer at Christie’s London this month.
The DB10 was conceived and made especially for the 2015 blockbuster, Spectre, and is strictly limited to 10 units. Of the lot, two are factory standards that were not modified for special movie effects. It is one of these units that will be available for purchase at the Spectre — The Auction on February 18 at Christie’s King Street auction house. The auction is organised to celebrate the release of the 24th Bond film on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD. The DB10 is one of 24 special lots that will be sold for charity.
The coupe features a 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine and a six-speed manual transmission. Boasting an estimated top speed of 305km/h, the car has a carbon fibre exterior while its interiors are crafted using fine luxury leathers, carbon fibre and aluminium. This unit in particular was originally displayed at the movie’s world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall and has been signed by actor Daniel Craig.
The DB10 is expected to rake in £1 Million from the auction, with proceeds going to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organisation and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
To register for this auction, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be found at christies.com/bond.
Read more about the DB10 and its role in Spectre. Read about Aston Martin’s future plans for Singapore and Asia.