The car star of the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, will hit the auction block in February 18th. The London house of Christie’s will be in charge of selling the Aston Martin DB10, and proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.
Ten examples of the DB10 were hand-built for the movie, but only two are “show cars,” and it’s one of those that will be auctioned. The car was on display at the world premiere of the movie at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and bears Daniel Craig’s autograph. The English manufacturer expects the car will raise £1 million (about $2 million CAD).
To insure the car’s authenticity and value, Aston Martin claims it has digitally scanned the DB10, and that verification process will be securely locked away for future reference.
The two-passenger Aston Martin DB10 coupe is equipped with a 4.7-litre V8 and a six-speed manual gearbox, likely lifted from the V8 Vantage S. In the latter, the engine develops 430 horsepower and 361 lb-ft of torque. The manufacturer claims a top speed of 304 km/h. The car also boasts a carbon fibre body as well as a cockpit dressed in fine leather, carbon fibre and aluminum.
The next production car will be dubbed DB11, replacing the current DB9, and will probably feature a new twin-turbo, 5.2-litre V12 engine. So there will be only one DB10 on the market, ever.
Those interested can check out Christie’s website at www.christies.com/bond.