Fictional British secret service agent James Bond is known for his love for cars and bond girls in every new instalment of the movie series. Cars of the British luxury brand Aston Martin are the default choice of Bond. For the 24th instalment of the series, "Spectre," Aston Martin exclusively manufactured DB10 that gives a glimpse of the future design direction of Aston Martin.
One of two remaining DB10, made exclusively for filming, has been auctioned for a whopping Rs 24 crore (Â£2,434,500) on Thursday in London. The money raised through the auction will benefit Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), a global humanitarian aid organisation that provides medical care and support to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and other disasters.
Production of the DB10 was strictly limited to ten examples and each car has been engineered and manufactured at Aston Martin's Gaydon Headquarters in the UK. The buyer now owns the only Aston Martin DB10 to be made available for public sale. The car features a 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine mated to six-speed manual gearbox. It has an estimated top speed of around 305kmph. The car features carbon-fibre exterior and the interior has been handmade using luxury leathers, carbon-fibre and aluminium.
Eight out of the ten DB10s were used in the filming of Spectre. The auctioned unit is one of only two show cars which were left unmodified and used for display purposes. The car features a special plaque signed by James Bond, played by Daniel Craig.