The gorgeous Aston Martin DB10 that features in the upcoming James Bond film Spectre will never go on sale. But you can buy this, the Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition.
Just 150 Bond Edition cars will be built, to celebrate the Gaydon marque’s half-century-long association with the Bond franchise, and the November release of Spectre.
Every car comes in a unique shade of Spectre Silver, with sterling silver Aston Martin badges and ‘007 Bond Edition’ logos. Add in ten-spoke, gloss black, diamond-turned 20-inch wheels; bright aluminium bonnet vents, side strakes and grille; carbonfibre splitter and diffuser and grey brake calipers, and I think you’ll agree it looks deeply cool.
Inside, there are ‘007’ sill plaques; gun barrel embroidery on the rear seat divider; fluted leather; alcantara steering wheel; satin carbonfibre trim and a special Bond Edition start-up screen on the infotainment system. You get an Omega Seamaster watch with a special Aston Martin strap, and a Globe-trotter trolley case, as well.
Mechanically the 6.0-litre, V12 engine is unchanged, but 540bhp and 457lb/ft of torque aren’t to be sneezed at. 0-62mph passes in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 183mph. And, of course, the exhaust produces possibly the most gloriously sonorous sound of any car, ever.
I would usually try to maintain a healthy cynicism about a special edition like this, but I love Aston Martin and I love Bond films, so that policy goes out of the window. Plenty of other people think the same, so it’s entirely possible all 150 Bond Edition DB9s will have been sold by the time you’ve finished reading this. Even with an asking price of £165,000.
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By Only Motors