Check out James Bond’s greatest cars

Aston Martin DB10

Daniel Craig’s James Bond will once again find himself behind the wheel of an Aston Martin in the upcoming “Spectre.”

The world’s greatest spy will manhandle the seductive DB10. Specially commissioned for the latest and 24th film of the wildly popular franchise, the DB10 was designed with the input of the movie’s director, Sam Mendes.

The DB10 joins the long list of eyecatching and beloved cars to have appeared in the films over the past 50 years. Some of them Q would like to have seen returned in “pristine order,” while others were better off destroyed by Bond.

But for most of them, their brief appearance in a Bond flick solidified their status as pop culture icons.

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