James Bond’s DB10 premieres future Aston Martin design image

The new two-door coupe, aptly named the DB10, is not only the exclusive ride of British spy James Bond, it’s also the Aston Martin statement that says – we’re ready to leap into the brand’s future.

The British brand is among the very few luxury sports car manufacturers that lacks the backing and huge coffers of a global automaker – instead relying on its own forces to compete in the increasingly difficult high-end segment for utterly expensive models. Now, the recently revealed DB10 two-door coupe, constructed specifically to appear in the next installment of the Bond film franchise, “Spectre,” finally initiates the overhaul of a design paradigm that premiered on the V12 Vanquish, back in 2001. “The DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins,” officially states the company in a statement.

So, besides celebrating 50 years of collaboration with the long-running film series, the DB 10 also shows us a glimpse of the company’s future models. On the other hand – the 10-unit exclusive model, all of them used during filming – has not been blessed with the new platform under development. It’s going to be powered by the same 4.7-liter V8 engine sourced from Ford and seen under the hood of the V8 Vantage.

Via Automotive News Europe