Movies-wise, the past seven days have been literally insane. Last Friday, Lucasfilm released the first teaser trailer of Star Wars The Force Awakens, and today Sony and MGM have announced the title and cast of the new James Bond movie. Aside from the fact that Spectre is a simple yet brilliant naming decision for the film, what caught my attention, and probably those of many Bond fans, is 007’s new daily driver.
Since Daniel Craig took over the role in 2005, the part dedicated to James Bond’s car has been somehow limited. While any respectable petrol-head craves for action-packed driving sequences in a Bond movie, the quality of the stories – except for Quantum of Solace – made up for the recent lack of Aston Martin screen-time. With Bond #24, Director Sam Mendes is looking to give the legendary British sports car manufacturer a spot of choice. To that extent, Aston Martin and James Bond producers have designed the DB10. As always with Aston, this new vehicle is a thing of beauty. I obviously want one, but given that only 10 of them will be produced, DB10s will be probably hard to come by. What is 007’s new ride capable of? We don’t know yet, but Sam Mendes indicates that “you will see what it can do when you come and see the movie”.
Today’s event is significant for two reasons; it provides a glimpse into the design direction of Aston Martin, and for anyone familiar with the mythos around Ian Fleming’s character, Spectre marks a return to old school 007 stories. And who doesn’t like an old school James Bond movie?