The latest James Bond Eon-produced film, a franchise well known for toting the latest luxury gadgets, remained quite restrained at the launch today at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, UK.
A short 11-minute press conference was all it took to reintroduce Skyfall director, Sam Mendes; the reprised modern James Bond, Daniel Craig; reveal a plethora of badies, distinguished ladies, a new title (Spectre) and prominent launch of the brand new Aston Martin DB10.
Aston Martin has had a long 50 year association with the big screen’s Bond, starting with Goldfinger in 1964. One could argue, one of the longest product associations in show business. An association which lasted through the British luxury manufacturer’s sometimes turbulent history.
The most famous specific car associated with the Bond character is a silver grey Aston Martin DB5 which starred in Goldfinger and since reappeared in Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale and Skyfall.
Aston Martin is by no means the only manufacturer to be featured in the films, but it’s certainly the most memorable. A kind of aspirational product association many brands would “kill” for.
The DB10 is “a model developed specifically for the film and built in-house by the brand’s design and engineering teams” and Aston Martin says it gives a glimpse of the future design direction for the company’s next generation of cars.
This one in particular is a limited production though, with just 10 cars available according to Top Gear, three of which have already been built.
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