James Bond back in Aston Martin

23:52, Mar 11 2012
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A man looks at the two Aston Martin DBS that were used in the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace at the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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A musuem visitor looks at the Aston Martin DB5 used in the James Bond film Goldfinger in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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A Aston Martin DBS that was damaged in the making of the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace on display in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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A Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II that was used in the James Bond film A View To A Kill in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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A Lotus Esprit S1 that was used in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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A BMW750iL that was used in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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The revolving number plate on the Aston Martin DB5 used in the James Bond film Goldfinger in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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A BMW750iL that was used in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies and a Tuk-Tuk taxi that was used in Octopussy in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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People look at cars, including a roofless Renault 11 TXE that was used in the 1985 James Bond film A View To a Kill in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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A Rolls-Royce Phantom III that was used in the James Bond film Goldfinger in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
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Actress and former "Bond Girl", Britt Ekland, poses for photographers with an Aston Martin DB5 from the James Bond film Goldfinger at the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
The BMW 750 iL from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
The BMW 750 iL from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan poses for photographers with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish for the filming of Die Another Day.
James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan poses for photographers with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish for the filming of Die Another Day.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers with the Aston Martin DBS for the filming of Casino Royale (2006).
James Bond actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers with the Aston Martin DBS for the filming of Casino Royale (2006).
The Lotus Esprit from the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
The Lotus Esprit from the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
James Bond (Sean Connery) leans on the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger.
James Bond (Sean Connery) leans on the Aston Martin DB5 from the movie Goldfinger.
The BMW Z8 roadstar used in the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough.
The BMW Z8 roadstar used in the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough.
The Citroen 2CV (yellow vehicle) from the James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only (1981).
The Citroen 2CV (yellow vehicle) from the James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only (1981).
Sunbeam Alpine Series 5 from the James Bond movie, Dr. No (1962)
Sunbeam Alpine Series 5 from the James Bond movie, Dr. No (1962).
The BMW Z3 from the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).
The BMW Z3 from the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).

British spy James Bond is set to jump back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin for the upcoming 007 movie, Skyfall, due in cinemas in November.

The iconic British sports car brand confirmed to Fairfax Australia that Bond will again drive an Aston Martin, as he has in most of the 22 Bond films to date.

Already British media have spotted the world's most famous spy behind the wheel of the legendary Aston Martin DB5 - first used by Sean Connery as Bond in Goldfinger from 1964 - but it appears he could also drive a newer version of the British supercar.

The DB5 was also used in Casino Royale, but it was initially driven by the baddie (and, later, 007) and didn't take part in any stunts, so wasn't fitted with any weapons or spy gadgets.

Speaking at the Geneva motor show, design boss Marek Reichman confirmed that Bond would be back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin: "yep, there will be an Aston Martin [in Skyfall]".

Which one? Reichman wasn't going into details.

Neither was Aston Martin boss Ulrich Bez.

"I only read the magazines and they say the DB5 will be there," said Bez. "The DB5 is there which is great ... the brand is there."

But will there be a new Aston Martin in Skyfall?

"Definitely not in the film," said Bez with a smile, before leaving the door open by saying "I would not know..."

But it appears likely there may indeed be a new Aston Martin in Skyfall, with Reichman confirming a car will be suitably prepared for Bond.

"I can't say," he said when asked what Aston Martin would be used.

But he did hint it would be given the Q treatment.

"Well it's James Bond, so he needs stuff to do his work!"

While 007 typically drove Bentleys in the original Ian Flemming novels, he has long been associated with Aston Martins in the blockbuster movies.

Aston Martin claims it has never paid to be featured in the films - as other brands such as BMW have previously - instead getting heavily involved in building special stunt cars.

"It's a gentlemanly relationship, it's not a monetary thing," said Reichman. "They don't charge us and we don't charge them."

He said it was a great way to showcase the brand.

"I can't think of a better advert. It's really important [for Aston Martin] - it's a great marriage between two brands."

And it seems Aston won't be the only traditional British brand on show in the film. Craig has also been spotted filming in a Range Rover.

-Sydney Morning Herald

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