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    Bond car plunges into Lake Garda!


    BBC News: Bond car plunges into Lake Garda:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7356916.stm

    Maybe the stunt driver thought he was driving a Lotus Esprit?
    Glad he's OK though. Could have been worse.

    Re: Bond car plunges into Lake Garda!

    Damn, so far 2 DBS have been lost during the production of Bond films.

    But this one wasn't scheduled. He was delivering the car to the set when he suddenly "lost control" - which sounds to me like he was pushing it around a turn and the T/C and anti spin couldn't exceed the laws of physics.

    Not every rule is breakable Mr. Bond.

    Re: Bond car plunges into Lake Garda!

    Scary and a little disconcerting...

    Re: Bond car plunges into Lake Garda!

    It would have been sooo awesome if they debuted the AM Rapide in this movie.

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    skazzy said:
    It would have been sooo awesome if they debuted the AM Rapide in this movie.



    Indeed! It is a good thing that AM is not too overly advertised like some manufacturers though.

    Remember when ford/BMW bought (for a high price) the exclusive car advertising rights for the bond films? What did we get? A movie with the Z3 and another two full of crap ford products like the thunderbird. (Z8 was nice though, proper bond stuff)

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    Some time back, I was watching the Bonus Features on the Casino Royale DVD. If I remember correctly, it says that they crashed 6 DBSs just to make the stunt where Bond sees Vesper Lind lying in the middle of the road and he steers to avoid her and the DBS rolls over 7 times.

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    When I look at how flat the roofline has become, I am amazed that the driver got out!

    Re: Bond car plunges into Lake Garda!

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    Moogle said:
    Quote:
    skazzy said:
    It would have been sooo awesome if they debuted the AM Rapide in this movie.



    Indeed! It is a good thing that AM is not too overly advertised like some manufacturers though.

    Remember when ford/BMW bought (for a high price) the exclusive car advertising rights for the bond films? What did we get? A movie with the Z3 and another two full of crap ford products like the thunderbird. (Z8 was nice though, proper bond stuff)



    I loved the one where he drove the E38 750i. I still think thats one of the best car chase scenes from any of the bond movies.

    Yeah, the one where they unveiled the Z3 was so disappointing. The car was hardly in the movie for 15 secs. The DB5 scene with the F355 in the beginning was mouth-watering though

    Re: Bond car plunges into Lake Garda!

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    skazzy said:
    [Remember when BMW bought (for a high price) the exclusive car advertising rights for the bond films?
    Yeah, the one where they unveiled the Z3 was so disappointing. The car was hardly in the movie for 15 secs.



    It was a balancing act by the producers . They took the BMW money , but limited 007's association with that "circus bear" car so as not to damage his playboy image .

    Re: Bond car plunges into Lake Garda!

    I wonder if this was the same stuntdriver who raced Tiff (from Fifth Gear) around a circuit in the DBS....and lost

    Video from the Fifth Gear episode:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGhTL1e8mEw

    Re: Bond car plunges into Lake Garda!

    Bad luck with autos and this movie continues with a stunt driver in an Alfa Romeo seriously injured:

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/24/bond.car.ap/index.html

    Re: Bond car plunges into Lake Garda!

    A few months ago, EVO mentioned when comparing the DBS with the Conti GT Speed and the CL 65 AMG that the car was tricky at the limit (rear axle), could it be the cause of these crashes?

    Also, here you can view interesting pictures, though the site is in German:
    http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,549345,00.html

     
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