James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre auctioned for $4.88 million

An Aston Martin DB10 created exclusively for the James Bond film Spectre has sold at auction on Thursday night for £2,434,500 ($4.88 million).

The car was one of 10 made for use in the film, and the only one to be offered for public sale.

The car went under the gavel at Christie's auction rooms in London, and was knocked down to an unidentified buyer after "tense and exciting" bidding, according to observers.

The money raised is to be donated by Aston Martin to humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

"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," Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said.

The DB10 is said to give a glimpse in to the future design direction for the storied British sports car brand, whose association with the James Bond films began in 1964's Goldfinger with the DB5 model.

The car auctioned was never used in any of Spectre's action sequences, as it was kept back as a display car for the London premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in October. It includes a special plaque signed by 007 actor Daniel Craig.