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We finally got to watch Casion Royale the other day and were very impressed with the new Bond – clearly a darker and more mature double-O than previous ones who were cast as cartoonish philanderers. In addition to the new Bond, the series also received a new cast member in the form of the Aston Martin DBS. The story of Aston's involvement in Casino Royale is interesting, considering the automaker needed to supply the film with cars a full two years ahead of the DBS reaching production. Of course, the majority of the four cars Aston Martin delivered to the production were completely destroyed for a scene in which Bond swerves to avoid steamrolling his lady love and enters into a series of seven barrel rolls. The scene's stuntwork was so successful that it entered the Guiness Book of World Records for achieving seven complete rolls, besting Top Gear, the previous record holder. Unfortunately, the end result of the wreck was a destroyed DBS. Brit mag EVO chronicles the story of Aston's involvement in Casino Royale here, and provides a series of shots showing the DBS before and after the crash. Surprisingly, the Aston Martin DBS still looks gorgeous after going end over end a record number of times. It just needs a little TLC to get back on its feet.

[Source: EVO]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      "Yep, I'm flyin' through the air. This is not good."
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a great ad for its structural integrity though!
      lets see a suburban/tahoe roll 3+ times and still look near that good.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would have just ran the girl over
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't see how 7 rolls is a record. Anybody ever watch touring car races? I'm sure there's been accidents with flips well into the double digits.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Casino Royale was a 2 hour commercial for Ford and Sony products. It was a complete waste of time."

      True and false. I thought it was great. The roll, while impossible, was very unique and looked incredible.

      You do not run her over.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I never understood why they didn't use some double/shell for the car for this stunt! It kills me to see that carbon fiber sneaking out of the cracks and broken bits! The humanity!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      actually, an air cannon and a little ramp did the trick.

      CGI still isn't good at doing damage like that - the physics rendering of every piece of tearing metal wouldn't look realistic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's true: it still looks great! :)
      But the scene were the car rolls isn't credible: the car wouldn't behave like that!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I thought the roll was CGI. Agree on the new Bond, a much needed improvement.
      • 8 Years Ago
      There is only one true Bond. That is Connery.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Casino Royale was a 2 hour commercial for Ford and Sony products. It was a complete waste of time.
      • 8 Years Ago
      7 Rolls is no record. I guess no one has ever seen Talledega Nights!
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