The new James Bond film – SKYFALL – features the most iconic Bond car – the Aston Martin DB5 – featured in this video preview.
And with the release of Skyfall getting closer (it debuts in the UK on 26th October) the makers are getting a bit of Aston Martin PR rolling with this video showing the DB5 in action on the Bond set.
Director Sam Mendes waxes nostalgically about the DB5 and how he had the original Corgi toy DB5 with its ejector seat and little man and bullet-proof screen popping up at the back.
But as Sam was born in 1965 – the same year the DB5 was in Thunderball and a year after it first appeared in Goldfinger – perhaps he had hand-me-downs from an older sibling? Still, a good story to weave to give this Skyfall DB5 a personal feel.
Much as we’d have liked to think that the original BMT 216A was found for Skyfall – or that they got the use of its publicity double for the film – this DB5 is a doppleganger with the original number plate on it (rather than BMT 214A one used in previous reincarnations).
But whatever the history, it’s great to see Bond back in the Aston Martin DB5 – and with ‘M’ in the passenger seat too.
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Aston Martin DB5 James Bond SKYFALL video