They liked it just fine, but as they were leaving the pair saw sketches of the new Vantage and “loved the dramatic look.” That was the car they wanted Bond to drive. Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman decided instead to design the DB10 using cues from the Vantage. “It was a great way to test the water for the new Vantage design,” Reichman said. “It’s one of the most dramatic faces of any Aston Martin, and a frenetic drive.” Comparing the DB10 and DB11, which of the two looks more athletic and more badass? Of course the DB10, hence its creation solely for Bond. Comparing images of the DB10 and Vantage, it couldn’t be clearer they’re strikingly similar.