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Action vehicles from James Bond film No Time To Die now on show at Bond In Motion in London

06 December, 2019

Several action vehicles from the new James Bond film No Time To Die are now on show at Bond In Motion in central London.

Bond In Motion at London Film Museum, Covent Garden, is the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles in the world. 

The new additions to the Bond In Motion exhibition include a new highlight: James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 stunt replica with damage and bullet hits, used in the Matera chase scenes, of which we got an exciting glimpse in the trailer.

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 stunt replica with damage and bullet hits

James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 in Matera

Also on display is James Bond’s Aston Martin V8, the car also driven by James Bond. In the trailer we see Bond get the car in a garage and drive to a government building in the heart of London.

James Bond Aston Martin V8 Vantage No Time To Die London

James Bond's Aston Martin V8 Vantage in London

Another highlight is James Bond’s Land Rover Series III used in the Jamaica scenes. Bond drives the car while being 'off duty' in Jamaica, swimming and sailing... and then meeting his old pal Felix Leiter.

James Bond’s Land Rover Series III from Jamaica Daniel Craig No Time To Die

James Bond's Land Rover Series III in Jamaica

A premiere is Ash’s New Land Rover Defender 110, with continuity damage from Norway sequence. The New Defender will make its screen debut in No Time To Die.

Ash New Land Rover Defender 110 with continuity damage from Norway sequence

Ash's New Land Rover Defender 110

In No Time To Die we will see two Triumph motorcycles, the new Tiger 900 and henchman Primo’s Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE, als seen in Matera, Italy. It looks like James Bond drives the motorcycle at some point as well.

Primo Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE as seen in Matera, Italy

Primo's Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE as seen in Matera, Italy

A surprise item on display is Nomi’s Royal Alloy GT125 scooter from Jamaica, we haven't seen it in the trailer or promo photos yet.

Outfits on display include James Bond's Matera Chase outfit and the London Tom Ford suit outfit, and Nomi's Jamaica outfit.

For the occasion, Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Lee Morrison and Stunt Driver Mark Higgins give insight into creating the spectacular stunt sequences in No Time To Die which is action packed with many vehicles, including four different Aston Martins.

Chris Corbould, Special Effects and Action Vehicles Supervisor

No Time To Die is Chris Corbould’s 15th James Bond film and his 9th as Special Effects Supervisor.

“The action vehicles team consisted of approximately 20 technicians working in conjunction with numerous engineers from Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover.

“Initial talks with Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover commenced in October 2018, and many detailed conversations were held to discuss the film’s requirements. Aston Martin built eight bespoke DB5’s along with an extensive spares package capable of completing the rapidly evolving action sequence in Matera. They also supplied three Aston Martin V8’s as used in The Living Daylights and two of the latest DBS Superleggera.

“At the same time discussions were being held with Jaguar Land Rover to produce the first batch of eight New Land Rover Defenders, a mission shrouded in secrecy as the world had no idea at this stage of the design.

“A number of the DB5s and the Defenders were fitted out with complete roll cages, safety fuel cells, fire extinguisher systems, hydraulic hand brakes, battery isolators, rally seats and five-point harnesses. Q Branch gadgets on the DB5 include revolving M134 mini-guns appearing from the drop-down headlights, traditional smoke screen, mines dropping from under the rear bumper and an LED number plate creating a modern take on the Goldfinger (1964) revolving version.

“Other vehicles that played special roles in the film include Bond’s Land Rover Series 111, a Royal Alloy GT125 scooter used in Jamaica, and a Triumph Scrambler motorbike used in Matera.

“I think the audience will be thrilled to see the DB5 in full battle mode driving at speed through the streets of historic Matera in Italy. As the city is built on the side of a hillside, the balconies, roofs and gardens created a natural amphitheatre, and the public clapped and applauded whenever the iconic Bond car was in action.”

Lee Morrison, Stunt Coordinator

“I’m the No Time To Die Stunt Coordinator, responsible for a team of 100 professional stunt people. It’s my fifth Bond film, and the stunts get bigger and more ambitious every time.
“All the vehicles we used in the film performed brilliantly. We knew we wanted to achieve something off-road and the New Defender didn’t disappoint. We put the vehicles through the most extreme conditions in a chase sequence, and they were unstoppable.
“The three Triumph scramblers and the Tiger 900 we used were specially modified to handle the rigours of the action sequences in Norway and Italy, part of which can be seen in the first trailer. I’m really proud of the stunts we created, and I’m excited to see the audience reaction when the film is released.”

Mark Higgins, Stunt Driver

“I drove the DB5s in No Time To Die. Eight stunt replica cars were designed and built for the film, they all had a role to play in different configurations and were fantastic and rewarding to drive, it’s a very special car.

“We filmed in Italy for seven weeks in the summer. Matera is an incredible city, but a challenging environment for a car chase with its narrow cobbled streets, low grip and lots of people around.

“No Time To Die is my fourth Bond film. It was a great job to work on, and I can't wait to see the finished sequence in April.”

For a sneak preview of the display, head over to this video on The Bond Experience channel.

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