James Bond's latest car unveiled

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Aston Martin DB10
Aston Martin

This is the Aston Martin DB10, a new sports car created especially for use in the new James Bond film, Spectre.

Revealed today at a live unveiling, the new car will accompany the British spy on his 24th big-screen outing, which is to be directed by Sam Mendes, whose previous credits include American Beauty and the last Bond film, Skyfall.

The DB10 is to be made in a limited production run of just 10 units, making it one of the most exclusive models ever to wear the iconic winged bonnet badge. It is thought that all models will be supplied to the film's production company, rather than be offered for sale to customers.

The car, which will be handmade at the company's Gaydon production facility in Warwickshire, marks 50 years of the partnership between Bond and Aston Martin, which began when Sean Connery took to the wheel of a DB5 in Goldfinger in 1964.

While the DB10 is solely destined for the silver screen, the car is understood to preview Aston Martin's new design direction, with styling elements expected to be seen on the brand's road cars from 2016, particularly the forthcoming replacement for the DB9 coupe.

Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin commented: "In the same year that we celebrate our 50-year relationship with 007, it seems doubly fitting that today we unveiled this wonderful new sports car created especially for James Bond.

"To be partnering once again with EON Productions is great news for this company and for everyone around the world that loves to see Bond at the wheel of an Aston Martin.

"I'm incredibly proud of everyone in the team at Gaydon who have brought this special project from concept to reality."

Spectre is due for release in cinemas on November 6 2015.