CAR enthusiasts and James Bond fans received an early Christmas present when the Aston Martin DB10 built exclusively for the forthcoming Bond movie, Spectre, roared into Newport Pagnell as part of a tour of the British sport car maker’s UK dealers.
More than 500 people visited the Aston Martin Works on Saturday to get a close-up view of the exclusive new sports car. DB10 is limited to just 10 examples, all of which are used in the highly anticipated new film which premieres in London on Monday, October 26.
Stunt driver Mark Higgins – the man behind the wheel for the extreme driving scenes in three Bond films – was also at Saturday’s event to share his insights into both the making of Spectre and the experience of driving the exclusive new model.
Aside from the rare chance to see the stunning DB10 ‘in the metal’, visitors to the historic Newport Pagnell site – the former production site for Aston Martin – were treated to a display of one of the immaculate Aston Martin DB5s used in the previous Bond film, Skyfall.
Guests also had the chance to put their own driving skills to the test behind the wheel of an Aston Martin sports car in a Sony PS4 simulator challenge, with prizes for the fastest laps in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Aston Martin Works Managing Director Paul Spires said: “The whole day was a superb occasion. I was thrilled to see so many of our customers come along to see for themselves the incredible DB10.
“It was also a real delight to see so many youngsters – potential Aston Martin customers of the future – join us on the day.”
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