For the new film Spectre, director Sam Mendes reached out to Aston Martin and explained that the film needed something special, something yet to be seen. A new Aston Martin. The job of turning that vision into reality was given to Aston Martin’s lead designer Marek Reichman.
Reichman is the man responsible for bringing about Aston Martin’s new design language and the father of the V12 Vantage S, Vanquish Volante, Rapide S, DBX Concept, Vulcan, the Vantage GT12, and the million-dollar plus One-77. Suffice it to say, he’s very much qualified to pen Bond’s new ride. His newest creation though looks ready to jump right off the screen and into your garage. And that’s partially due to the DB10 being 90-percent production ready.
Before the premier of the latest Bond film, Reichman stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage to discuss the upcoming DB10 and the car’s new look. The designer stated that the car’s lines are, “about evoking power,” the power of the car, and the power of James Bond.
While strictly a movie car, the DB10 gives insight into where Aston Martin’s design is headed.
The DB10 uses a 4.7-liter V8 engine from the Aston Martin Vantage, and makes 420 horsepower. In total, Aston Martin only built 10 prototypes for Spectre. Some were star cars and little more than just a visage, while others like the one Leno enjoys in the video, are stunt cars and are fully working prototypes. Aside from air-conditioning.
You’ll be able to catch all of the Aston Martin DB10’s stunts when Spectre debuts Nov. 6 in the U.S.