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James Bond goes back to Aston Martin

17 January 2006

  • Bond back in an Aston
  • New spy-car called DBS
  • Casino Royale 9th film to feature Aston Martin

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Legendary spy James Bond is set to return to Aston in his latest film, Casino Royale.

Bond, played by Daniel Craig, renews his acquaintance with Aston when he gets behind the wheel of a new car to be called the DBS.

Details of the car are being kept secret for now, but Aston chairman Dr Ulrich Bez did say that 'we have built him something special to enable him to do his job in style.'

James Bond began his association with Aston back in 1964, in the film Goldfinger. The car, a silver DB5, came with significant optional extras, including ejector seats, machine guns, rockets and tyre-shredding wheel hubs.

This DB5 made a further appearance in 1965's Thunderball, while a DBS appeared in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and briefly in Diamonds are Forever (1971). A DBS V8 Vantage also starred in 1987's The Living Daylights.

The DB5 returned in 1995's Goldeneye and again in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). The most recent Bond film, Die Another Day (2002), featured Aston 's flagship model, the Vanquish.

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