The Cars That Money Can’t Buy – Aston Martin DB10

Sat 31st Aug 2019

Sometimes your wallet won’t stretch to purchasing your dream motor. But don’t worry too much, there are some cars that even the biggest bank balances can’t buy, the dream cars that will forever remain a dream. These are the concept cars that never go into production.

Aston Martin DB10
Okay, let’s get the facts out of the way. Yes, it would be possible to own a Aston Martin DB10, the classic British company built 10 of them especially, and why not. Here was a car which had been exclusively designed to appear on a film set, and not just any film set, but that of the new James Bond feature, Spectre.

So plenty of history behind the DB10, and certainly a car which many would want to own. The reason for its creation though was simply that Aston Martin did not have a car exclusive enough to live up to James Bond’s needs, their range was looking a little dated in 2013 and the new V12 model was still two or three years away.

Essentially the DB10 was the V8 Vantage with a reskin and therefore came with a top speed of 193mph, which is fairly impressive for a concept car which would probably never need to reach that speed within the confines of a motion picture.

The look and feel for the DB10 was a collaboration between Aston Martin’s chief creative officer, Marek Reichman and the Spectre director, Sam Mendes. Unveiled to the public in December 2014, the year significant due to it being fifty years since an Aston Martin DB5 had been first used in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger.

Speaking at the time, Aston Martin’s CEO Andy Palmer said: “It previews a design language. We don’t have a car that’s looking like exactly that, but it most certainly talks to the design of a future generation of cars.

“The DB10 itself is unique and there’ll be 10 of them and eight will be used in the movie. We won’t be making more or selling any – we’ll be strong on that.”

Aston Martin did relent a little on Palmer’s assertion that there would be no DB10s sold, of the two showcars, one was auctioned for charity in 2016.

The DB10 would go on to provide plenty of design and engineering language for Aston Martin’s future line-up, so if you do want to own one, you could just open your cheque-book for a V8 Vantage.