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‘Spectre – The Auction’: Own James Bond's DB10!

2016-01-25 09:43

UNDER THE HAMMER: The Aston Martin DB10, James Bond's car in the film Spectre , will be auctioned on the 18th of February in London. Image: Newspress

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Aston Martin released a video of its new 5.2 litre V12 twin-turbo engine that will power the new DB11 (replacing DB9). The engine will reportedly produce 447kW and will again be built in Cologne.

  • Only DB10 for private ownership
  • Own a piece of auto history
  • To  be auctioned for charity

London, England - The Aston Martin DB10 – the first car created exclusively for James Bond by Aston Martin – will be auctioned in London on February 18th, with proceeds donated to the charity Médecins Sans Frontières.

'Spectre – The Auction' celebrates the release of the 24th Bond film with 24 special auctions going under the hammer for charity, led by the Aston Martin DB10.

Production of the DB10 was limited to 10 units developed and hand-built for the latest Bond film, Spectre, by Aston Martin engineers at the automaker's Gaydon headquarters in the UK.

Up for auction

The DB10 to be auctioned, is the only car to date in the rarest DB lineage to be made available for private ownership.

According to Christie’s auctions: "Celebrating the great British brand’s half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gives a glimpse of the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins."

As part of the painstaking procedure of examination and authentication, the DB10 has undergone a digital scan which has been verified and held in a secure archive for future reference.

Power

The DB10 uses a 4.7-litre V8 petrol mated to a six-speed manual. It has an estimated top speed of 305km/h.

The car has a carbon-fibre exterior, while the interior has been handmade using luxury leathers, carbon-fibre and aluminium.

Most of the DB10s were modified for use in the filming of Spectre, but the DB10 offered at Christie’s is one of only two “show” cars, which were left unmodified and used for display purposes.

This DB10 took pride of place at the world premiere of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall in London and has been signed by James Bond himself, Daniel Craig.

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