Car News 29 Jan 2016

Aston Martin will auction Spectre DB10 for charity

Aston Martin has announced it will auction James Bond’s DB10, as seen in Spectre, with the proceeds going to charity.

It is a rare opportunity to own the famous Bond car, specially developed for 007’s latest outing.  In a break with tradition, Aston Martin will sell one of the 10 hand-built DB10 ‘Show Cars’ – the first ever Bond car sold to a private buyer – at the upcoming charity auction for Medicins Sans Frontieres on the 18th February.

The DB10 is loosely based on Aston Martin’s next-generation V8 Vantage S.  It has the same 4.7-litre, naturally aspirated V8, with a six-speed manual gearbox.  The car features a longer wheelbase, wider track and a tweaked grille, giving it that distinctive Bond look.  Top speed is 190mph, with 0-60mph reached in 4.7 seconds.

The exterior is made of carbon fibre parts and the interior adds extra finesse, with leather, carbon and aluminium surfaces.  The car comes with a platinum award from the Aston Martin Works, confirming its provenance, and includes a digital scan held in a secure archive for future verification.

Spectre– The Auction’ takes place on the 18th February at Christie’s King Street auction house in London, with Bond’s DB10 expected to raise over £1 million for charity.