One of the ten Aston Martin DB10 models produced for the latest James Bond film Spectre, has sold for £2,434,500 ($3,586,009) at an auction in London.
Of the ten examples built, eight were used during testing while two, including this one, were used as show and promotional cars. All units were handbuilt by Aston Martin employees at the company's Gaydon headquarters in the UK. Beyond being a key highlight in the film, the DB10 actually previews the marque's latest design language.
All the money raised from the sale will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières, a global humanitarian aid organization that offers medical care and support to victims of disasters, including armed conflict and epidemics.
Speaking of the sale, Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer said “The DB10 is one of the rarest cars ever created. Only 10 will ever be made and this is the only one that will be made available for sale. It’s great to see this DB10 raising vital funds for Médecins Sans Frontières, it is a fantastic charity that we are delighted to support”.
Beneath the DB10's unique body are the underpinnings of a V8 Vantage, meaning it draws power from a 4.7-liter V8 engine.