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Bond has a New DB10?

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The next film in the James Bond spy series was announced this week as 'Spectre,' to be released in November 2015. Along with the usual impressive cast, there will be a new car for Bond to drive in his 24th outing: a new Aston Martin.

Daniel Craig reprises his role as the super smooth British secret agent, joined by what is becoming his regular team, in the form of Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw. Newcomers this time include Bond girls, Lea Seydoux and Monica Belluci, plus Christoph Waltz as the villain. Bond will continue his usual glamorous globetrotting and his long term association with Aston Martin, this time in the incredibly sleek new DB10.

The car has been specially created for its role in the film and was the first 'cast member' to be introduced at a press conference announcing the film this week. The car was presented under wraps before a spectacular reveal by the film's director, Sam Mendes.

Unfortunately for Aston fans, the DB10 will not be available for public consumption, having been designed exclusively for James Bond's use. Ten models will be built for filming, with some no doubt coming to a sticky end after taking part in some funky stunts. Apparently, the production team and director Mendes in particular played a large part in the creation of the car, which marks a 50 year association between James Bond and Aston Martin.

The relationship started with the 1964 Bond film, Goldfinger, starring Sean Connery as Bond and Honor Blackman as the fantastically named Pussy Galore. The DB5 used in the film has become almost as iconic as its driver and led to a tradition of spectacular cars playing some of the most important roles in the film series. When a new Bond film is revealed, the announcement of the car the character will be driving is as eagerly awaited as the names of the Bond girls, villains and exotic locations.

The new DB10 appears to be a worthy successor to 23 films of Bond cars. However it isn't all style and no substance, boasting a 4.7 litre V8 under the bonnet, the same engine used by the V8 Vantage. It rides upon the firm's VH platform but, apparently, is not based on any specific model in the current range. It certainly looks typical Aston Martin, but is distinctive and modern in its own right, nonetheless.

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