• Dec 11, 2007

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Ever since Ford sold Aston Martin earlier this year, there was speculation as to whether the marque would provide James Bond's company car again when the 22nd installment of the movie series hits theaters next November. Speculation over. Aston Martin announced today that its flagship DBS would return to play the hero car alongside Daniel Craig as 007 in the still-untitled film (Bond 22 is the working title). Since Ford still has one flick left on the three-picture deal it signed with the producers, we expect to see cars from the Oval populating the screen as well. In any case, we're glad that Bond's keeping his wheels. They suit him.

[Source: Aston Martin]



PRESS RELEASE:
Aston Martin DBS to star in new James Bond film

Gaydon, December 11th 2007: Aston Martin announced today that their new flagship model, the DBS, will once again be driven by James Bond (DANIEL CRAIG) in the next 007 film to be produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions, and directed by Marc Forster.

The Aston Martin DBS made its first public appearance in Casino Royale when it smashed its way into the Guinness World Record books for 'The Most Cannon Rolls In A Car'. The record-breaking stunt saw stuntman Adam Kirley taking the helm of Bond's famous Aston Martin. The stunt proved one of the most spectacular in movie history when he rolled the DBS an amazing seven times.

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez, said: "Aston Martin is proud of our long association with James Bond. The DBS has its own unique character which equals that of James Bond. It is explosive power in a black tie. It is the perfect car for James Bond as it delivers the complete driving experience and bridges the gap between our road and track cars – the DB9 and DBR9. It is equally at home on a twisting mountain circuit as on the open road and we are all very excited at the prospect of seeing it on the big screen again."

BOND 22 (working title) is scheduled for international theatrical release in November 2008.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      The crash was definitely the saddest moment of Casino Royale... RIP DBS xD
        • 7 Years Ago
        It was as entertaining as it was sad. I watched the behind the scenes DVD extra and apparently they wrecked not one, but two DBS's performing that stunt. Also, they DID have to use an air cannon to launch it in the air because the center of gravity was so low.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I thought the flip, while sad, was also perfect. After all the insane corkscrew car jumps they had done on the past (Moore never really was a Bond...), this movie embraced the brutal reality.
        A DB at full speed, on a wet road, cresting a hill, then swerving (to miss a hottie)? Yeah, it's going to end up destroyed in a field. If you need proof that this is realistic, look at all the posts of Murcielago's wrapped around telephone poles.
        That being said, the Bond car seems to die as often as the Bond love interest. Heart break must be one of their themes...
        • 7 Years Ago
        ^agreed.
        The same goes for the death of that Z8 in the previous film.
        *tear* We need a movie director that respects cars.

        But honestly, did anyone find the flipping of the car to be completely ridiculous? The DBS definitely doesn't look like a Ford Explorer that'll flip with a flick of the wheel...
      • 7 Years Ago
      probably the best bond film to date. craig makes a great bond, glad to see he signed on for 4 more i believe because ive always loved bond films and if its anything like casino royale then it should be really good.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bond should never be out of a DBx. Roger Moore's Lotus was the only near acceptable transgression.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think the Z8 was another great non-Aston Bond car.

        Won't be dissapointed with the revival of the DBS, needless to say. I too agree that CR (and Daniel Craig) was the best Bond film, much better than Brosnan ever served up!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was really scared into thinking that Mr. Bond would be running around in an American Focus next year since Ford sold Aston. Thank goodness for these little flavors.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was kinda bummed that his Aston Martin only lasted about 15 seconds in the film before he wrecked it. I hope it gets a bit more screen time in the next one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Definitely a beautiful car and can't wait to see it reprise its role as Bond's transportation of choice (don't crash it 10 seconds after driving it, dude!). I like that they followed the principle of KISS (keep it simple, stupid) as far as the car itself, so I hope they follow that rule in the new ones, too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't really see what the big deal is. Autoblog made this huge deal about "ooh, a Mondeo is in the movie! Oh and there's an Aston Martin!!" Then the mondeo is in for 30 seconds and then Bond basically just sits in the Aston for another 30 seconds (well...and lies down in it for another minute or so...). So what? My dad even thought the Mondeo was a Lexus....
      • 7 Years Ago
      So what's Craig drive in real life? A Prius?
      • 7 Years Ago
      So Brosnan's race with Xenia Onatopp (he in a DB5, she in a F355) was nothing? I love the beginning of Goldeneye, if for nothing more than to hear that Aston sing.
      And seeing my favorite V8 Ferrari in action was cool as well. Brosnan was a good Bond. Connery was the best. Moore was the hammiest, and also the funniest. It seems that Daniel Craig is going more for the rather angry countenance of Timothy Dalton, who I feel was rather underrated as Bond. Dalton's Bond was a prick -- much like Craig's was.
      That said, yes, I love the idea of Bond driving an Aston. The Z8 and the Esprit were cool choices as well. The Z3 -- well... nice car, but not a Bond car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Has this Bond learned how to drive a standard by now?
      • 7 Years Ago
      dang this car makes this man look good. Ohh..and AM's help carry the movie.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My favorite two heroes and not the 6" subway type. The Aston is what 18-20" and well, Daniel is probably the 9-10" type.
      Can I take it for a spin around the block?
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