We’ve seen and heard a lot about Aston Martin’s DB10 designed exclusively for a starring role in the new James Bond movie Spectre, and now the fascinating sports car has dropped by Jay Leno’s Garage. On hand to explain all the details to Leno is Aston Martin’s chief designer Marek Reichman, who later hands the comedian the keys and allows him to take it for a quick spin.
Reichman confirms that the DB10 is based on Aston Martin’s Vantage, and that it shares the Vantage’s 4.7-liter V-8. In the DB10 the engine is rated at 420 horsepower and drives the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
Aston Martin built just 10 of the cars for filming work and remarkably all of them survived. One will even be sold via auction next year to help raise funds for charity, though unfortunately its lucky buyer won’t be able to register it for road use.
The good news is that many styling elements on the DB10 will make it onto future Aston Martin products, the first of which will be the DB9-replacing DB11 due out in 2016.
Spectre hits theaters November 6, 2015.