Aston Martin DB10 revealed as 007's latest ride

James Bond needed a new car.

The British super spy's classic Aston Martin DB5 was destroyed in the finale of Skyfall, the last instalment of the long-running movie franchise.

Now Aston Martin is about to take Bond from its glorious past and transport him into the future, unveiling its next-generation coupe for the latest chapter in the James Bond film franchise.

Daniel Craig will slip behind the wheel of the new Aston Martin DB10 in Spectre, the 24th instalment in Ian Fleming's spy series.

Aston Martin says the car is "a model developed specially for the film", though it looks set to be available to well-heeled collectors.

A statement issued by the manufacturer says "production will be limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin's Gaydon headquarters".

That suggests that the DB10 is not a successor to the DB9 coupe, but a limited creation similar to the brand's One-77 supercar.

Details surrounding the model are scarce, though it appears to preview a new direction for Aston Martin design, with a larger grille mounted lower in the nose and narrowly focused headlights that represent a departure from models such as the Vantage and Vanquish.

Power could come from the brand's traditional V12 engine, or it could be the first in a line of models that will use AMG-sourced twin-turbocharged power plants lifted from cars such as the 4.0-litre AMG GT or 5.5-litre SL63 AMG coupes.

In any case the new DB10 is likely to have in excess of 400kW, enough to leave occupants shaken, not stirred.