Footage of the Aston Martin DB10 that will be driven by James Bond in the new film Spectre has been released, showing the car in action at high speed for the first time.
The Aston Martin DB10 continues the association between 007 and the British sports car company; at the wheel is stunt man and former rally ace Mark Higgins.
Only 10 DB10s have been made and the car was specifically developed for the 24th Bond film in the series. It is Bond’s main car in the film, though it will also share screen time with a Jaguar CX-75.
The DB10 introduces a new aluminium platform for the next generation of Aston Martin cars, which will start with a replacement for the DB9. Aston Martin will also adopt new engines from AMG, the performance division of Mercedes that now owns a stake in the British firm.
In the first full film sighting of the DB10, Higgins uses the car to write “007” on the road using tyre marks, so it shows the DB10 sticks with a traditional rear-wheel drive configuration rather than all-wheel drive.
The new James Bond film Spectre will be released on 26 October.