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At 6:30 this morning, a stunt driver shooting a scene for the upcoming James Bond flick, Quantum of Solace, lost control of an Aston Martin DBS while filming a chase scene and plunged into Lake Garda in Italy. The film's executive producer, Anthony Waye, said that the scene was being shot in the pouring rain, and although the DBS didn't survive it's unplanned excursion into the water, the driver sustained only minor injuries and was released from the hospital earlier this afternoon. MI6 declined to comment on the incident, but a spokesperson for the agency remarked that the submersible kit for the Aston was under development. Too little, too late Q.

Thanks for the tip MaTTia.


[Source: Reuters.it - translated]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Apparently, the car was just being driven to the set and the driver caused it to plunge in the lake. Here's the link:
      http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=310234>1=7701
      • 7 Years Ago
      The guys Resume must be one hell of a kicker after this:

      Interviewer: So, tell me what is your greatest accomplishment?
      Stunt Man: I got to destroy a 6-figure Aston Martin. And I got paid for it!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      remember, in Casino Royale, they had to use a pneumatic ram mounted where the passenger would be in order to get the DBS to flip. It's a very stable car at high speed.
      I'll bet that the accident happened at lower speeds, and the car had no traction because of lack of downforce. Stable at high speeds does not equal traction at low speeds, on wet pavement.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh, it's not the first time Aston Martin crash in a 007 film: here is an incredible video of Casino Royale.
      http://mondoauto.blogosfere.it/2008/04/aston-martin-ma-come-ti-tratta-james-bond.html
        • 7 Years Ago
        That's not a DBS thats a DB9, they made it look like the DBS (not much is needed really :P).

        Yes James Bond drove a DBS in Casino Royal but a DB9 is cheaper to total then a DBS.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A little part of me just died......think I can get the rims though....
      • 7 Years Ago
      IMO, that's just a publicity stunt. It's probably an actual scene in the film.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Okay guys, we need a rewrite where the Aston Martin ends up in the lake, pronto.
      • 7 Years Ago
      NOOoooooooo......
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm with ya' man. I love the DBS......it's just one hell of a sexy car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why are they using the same car in the next movie?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Umm .. because the Rapide is not out yet? And possibly because the DBS had a smaller reel time than the crappy Mondeo in the last movie.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just finished watching a Fifth Gear segment on the Aston Martin DBS with a stunt driver from Casino Royale and is in Quantum of Solace. Is that the guy?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiq-3zEakTI
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow ... what's more pathetic? The crash or these comments?

      Crashes happen ...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hope that makes it into the movie.
      What kind of Bond movie name is Quantum of Solace?
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