DB10 Manual Transmission in James Bond: Spectre

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I can’t believe such a limited and specific car from a high performance luxury brand would make the car in a manual transmission; well at least that’s what it looks like in the video. Aston Martins powerful V12 used to be matted to a manual transmission and last time that was seen in James Bond was the DBS in Casino Royale. The last car to have it was the V12 Vantage. However, I’m unsure if this car will have a v8, turbo v8, or v12. However, I’m glad to see the filmmakers convinced Aston to build this car, hopefully it will make innovators realize the digital/non-mechanical movement in cars isn’t all that great.

Pretty 2012

#2 Aston Martin DBS Carbon

OK how can a pretty car become prettier than it was before?! Well simple sprinkle some carbon fibre over it and watch it become prettier. I swear this is one of my all time favorite cars. Aston Martin definitely reinvented itself with the DB9 and made an even greater comeback with the DBS.  Its great to see Aston still has a few tricks up its sleeve.  The sprinkles of carbon fibre are found on the exterior (diffusers & mirrors) and interior dash. Custom diamond spun wheels  for the carbon edition as well as a paint job that literally takes 27 hours to finish as well as 7 coats of paint! My only problem with this car is that a manual transmission wasn’t offered for this edition.

 

Engine: 5.9L V12

Power & Torque: 510 HP & 420 ft-lbs

0-60: 4.3 seconds

Top Speed: 191 mph

Price: $ 287,576 (1in 25)

Tires: 245/35F 295/30R

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