DB10 with a manual gearbox stars in new Bond trailer

DB10 with a manual gearbox stars in new Bond trailer:

4.7-litre V8 comes mated to a six-speed manual for Spectre

If the first full-length trailer for Spectre is anything to go by, James Bond prefers his cars with three pedals and a gear-lever. Look closely in the new 2min 32sec video, and you’ll see Bond manually swapping cogs in his 4.7-litre V8 engined Aston Martin DB10. 

The new Bond car borrows its underpinnings from the current V8 Vantage and sits on an extended version of that car’s VH platform. As such, we might have expected the DB10’s front-mounted V8 to produce 430bhp and 361lb ft of torque like the Vantage S. But Q’s mention of a 3.2sec 0-60mph time in the trailer suggests its (likely fictional) output is significantly higher.

 

Though the DB10 is strictly a Bond car – it won’t make production – its look is said to preview the direction of the carmaker’s future production models. Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, and his design team at Gaydon are responsible for the striking design. 

Just 10 examples of the DB10 were created for the film, but the trailer’s two jumps suggest several were lost (or at least severely damaged) during filming. Some will have gained the usual raft of Q gadgets, including flamethrowers at the rear, and if we assume 007 is talking about the car when he asks to ‘disappear’ 40sec in, it might even feature an invisibility mode.

 

Jaguar Land Rover also lands starring roles in the new film, with Spectre’s baddie driving a bespoke version of Jaguar’s C-X75 prototype. But rather than utilising power from the prototype’s four-cylinder hybrid powertrain, it receives the F-type’s 5-litre V8. Given that the V8 is featured in the production F-type R Coupe, it could produce as much as 542bhp and 501lb ft of torque. The trailer reveals JLR’s Range Rover Sport SVR (which also features the potent 542bhp V8) and Defender will also make appearances.

Cars aside, the trailer confirms the film will feature a barrel-rolling helicopter, explosives and plenty of gun-related action. Spectre is due for UK release on 26 October; the full-length trailer is below. To catch a glimpse of Bond’s swift manual ‘box shifting, skip to 34sec to watch him slice down from fourth to third…

 

Sam Sheehan

22 Jul 2015

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