Aston-DB10-Auction

How much would you pay for 007’s Aston Martin DB10? Probably not as much as the £2,434,500 (RM14.7 million) someone did for James Bond’s ride, as seen in the latest film, Spectre.

It’s incredible money, but it’s also for one very special and rare machine. The DB10 that went under the auctioneer’s gavel at Christie’s in London is the only one to be made available for public sale.

Celebrating the British brand’s half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 previews the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins. Ten units of the bespoke sports car were hand-built at Aston Martin’s Gaydon HQ in the UK. Eight of them were modified for filming, but two were kept as show cars for display purposes, and the auctioned unit is one of them.

Aston Martin DB10

To refresh your memory of the DB10, check out the video below for scenes of that amazing car chase in Rome, where baddie Mr Hinx chases down MI6’s most famous agent in a Jaguar C-X75. Fantastic stuff.

The money raised by the auction of the DB10 will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières. MSF – or “Doctors without Borders” – is a global humanitarian aid organisation that provides medical care and support to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and other disasters.

“The DB10 is one of the rarest cars ever created. Only 10 will ever be made and this is the only one that will be made available for sale. It’s great to see this DB10 raising vital funds for MSF, it is a fantastic charity that we are delighted to support,” said Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer.

Now that Bond’s ride is gone, everyone else will have to settle for the production Aston Martin DB11 that will make its debut at the upcoming Geneva motor show. The latest DB will be powered by a 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12 engine, which you can hear here.