The British automaker – which will forever remain intertwined with the James Bond spy action franchise – has decided to celebrate in style the release of the latest installment – Spectre – on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
The carmaker has revealed it will offer one of the DB10 concepts specifically created for the movie at an auction – and we’re hoping it won’t be the one that was lost on the bottom of the river in the Rome chase. The example will be offered to the highest bidder on February 18 at Christie’s Auction House in London, with the company pointing out this is one of the two “show” cars created for the movie. This particular unit was present at the world premiere of Spectre and also bears the signature of actor Daniel Cragi who plays the titular character James Bond.
The car – specifically created for the Spectre movie – is among the rarest DB models to have seen the light of day and the auctioned one is the first to be offered to the public. Based on the DB9, the DB10 concept features a carbon fiber body and a luxurious cabin with leather seats, carbon fiber accents and aluminum trim. Under the hood sits a 4.7-liter V8 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission – which is good for an estimated maximum speed of 190 mph. Since we’re looking at a prized collectible, the model has been authenticated by Aston Martin Works Assured Provenance, the process including “a digital scan which has been verified and held in a secure archive for future reference.” Aston Martin is expecting to gain at least one million pounds and the proceeds will go to the medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières.