Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin DBS
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Aston Martin DBS, Daniel Craig and Casino Royale promotional phot
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Aston Martin DBS interior
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The wreck of the DBS that barrel-rolled a record breaking 7 times
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Bond in his badly damaged Aston Martin DBS, being chased by two Alfa Romeo 159
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James Bond drives the Aston Martin DBS, the successor of the Vanquish, in the 007 films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

The DBS featured in Casino Royale is silver grey. Bond receives the car in Montenegro (filmed in Czech Republic) and wrecks it in a spectacular way after a short chase. In the crash, the DBS barrel-rolled seven times, in the process breaking the record for a cannon-assisted barrel roll (the stunt car had an air-powered cannon behind the driver). Special features of the car include a secret compartment which contains Bond's Walther P99 gun, and an emergency medical kit with components of an emergency medical link to MI6, and a small defibrillator.

The car used in the opening scene of Quantum of Solace is a dark grey version, in stead of the silver grey from Casino Royale. In this film, again the car is almost completely wrecked after being chased and shot at by villains in Alfa Romeo 159 cars. Not only in the film, but also during the filming, a driver wrecked a DBS by driving it into Lake Garda by accident while just delivering the car to the set.

According to Aston Martin: "The DBS is not of the understated elegance of a DB9, nor the youthful agility of the V8 Vantage. It is explosive power in a black tie and has its own unique character which will equal that of James Bond."

Seven DBS cars were used to film the sequences in Quantum of Solace. Two of the cars, one with continuity damage, are currently on display at Bond in Motion, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu until December 2012. One of the Aston Martin DBS cars used for the filming of Quantum Of Solace will be auctioned at the special invitation-only auction at Christie’s South Kensington on 5th October, which is part of the 50 Years of James Bond - The Auction at Christie's which takes place between Friday 28 September and Monday 8 October 2012. Estimated price for this car at the charity auction: £100,000–150,000 / US$160,000–230,000 / €120,000–170,000.

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Comments

I have a conntact in the Aston Martin Motor Group who gave me this car as a gift recently. Very good in terms of perfofmance, however the interior is the best I have seen. Subtle colours look much better on this car that brighter ones.

This is the car that will replace the Vanquish. Info is now available at the AM website. The car will sell for around $250k with about 200 to be made a year. and for this reason, I highly doubt Mr. Christopher Turner down there received one as a gift... no matter who he knows. I have however, been considering placing a deposit for a DBS. Truely a gorgeous car.

Looking forward to getting mine

This is one of the most beautiful cars that I've ever seen. I am a disabled veteran so that income rules me out of being able to buy one, and unlike mr Turner, I dont have anyone on the inside.I wish AM would have some kind of giveway contest, I might get lucky, and win one.

For some reason, I just don't see this car as...practical for the "new" Bond. The thing I appreciated about Brosnan's era was he had DB5 sports car for just messing around but MI6 would always furnish him with a sensible BMW. If you've seen the Transporter, the Bourne Identity, or the BMW Films, you really appreciate how spy-esque German sedans actually are. What would be wrong with Bond having the DB5, since we know how he got it this time, and MI6 giving him an M5 or S6 or E63 AMG? It would be more, I guess believable to me than him destroying a rare DBS every movie.

By the way, if you're looking for an exciting TV spot of this car, Fifth Gear will let you down. Tiff loves every car so he's only going to tell you the good bits about it. If you want something that will keep your attention for more than five seconds, check out Top Gear's cover of it. Jeremy Clarkson tells the good, the bad, and everything in between. Much better footage too.

Will Bond use the new AM V12 Vantage for Bond 23???

my comment for the aston martin DBS is that its one of my favorite car in the world, i have always been wisihng this car since the first time i have seen my first james bond movie....

Here's an interesting video about some of the Bond cars. There's not much info about the DBS but it is good to know that the cars are all intact and preserved.

http://www.history.com/videos/bond-gadgets-james-bonds-cars#bond-gadgets...

I wish that Bond would drive a Dodge Challenger or a Dodge Charger instead of destroying a beautiful car like the Aston Martin.

Does anyone know the exactly given colour name for this dark grey version of the DBS in quantum of solace?

does anyone know where i can customize my car to add the accessories like on the Astin Martin, where bond has an extra shirt, things like that?

Oddly enough, the color of the Aston used in Quantum of Solace was called Quantum Silver. I'm not sure if it's the same color used in Casino Royale, because Aston named the color after the movie, but they look very similar. But as for Bond using a Challenger or Charger...how rediculous would that be...a quote from The Hangover comes to mind when I think about that, "You are litteraly too stupid to insult." Next I'm just waiting for someone to say Bond should use the Aston Martin Cygnet next...how dumb.

I've loved the Bond cars since I was a boy and of course I love the Astons the most. Always wanted one, ever since I saw James Bond driving one but I have to say the DBS is a little too flashy for my taste.

I know that makes me sound like an old guy, and I suspect that's kind of the point. It's supposed to appeal to younger men, I suppose. But it's on the verge of brash, power and looks wise, and to me is just this side of tasteful. I am uncomfortably reminded of the Subaru Impreza. God forbid someone should put a spoiler on one.

No for me the straight DB9 has it all. Smooth, classic lines, an iconic curvy auto with utilitarian muscularity but city smart good looks.

Like a killer in a smart suit. Don't be brash, keep it in reserve.

For the Frugal Bond, the new 2013 Ford Fusion has that Aston Martin look. Starting at $22,000 that is a pretty good replacement, the only down side is it will not have the get up and go of an Aston, or be an Aston.
They named that colour Quantum Silver, after the movie.
I believe the color of the DBS in Quantum of Solace was created especially for the movie and was named "Quantum of Solace".
Colour of DBS in Casino Royale is officially: "Casino Royale" In Quantum of Solace, it is: "Quantum Silver" These are very different colours (for grays, that is).

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