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poor Tracy). Like it's older counterpart, the 2006 DBS is relatively stripped down (by Bond's standards, of course). Aside from a medical station for the 2006 model, the only other enhancement to speak of is an extra large glovebox, which is shared by both the 2006 model and it's predecessor.
The DBS V12 is an upgraded, limited production version of the standard Aston Martin DB9 series. In the words of Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez, the DBS is intended to be a more luxurious, usable and refined counterpart to the Porsche 911 GT3. And according to chief designer Marek Reichman, the DBS is perfect for Bond because "it is just like him; like a boxer in a Hugo Boss suit, classy and elegant, but also muscular and dangerous."
- 6.0 Liter V12
- 420 lb-ft of Torque
- 3750 lbs
- Carbon fiber composite and aluminium alloy panels, mounted on patented VH modular aluminium alloy chassis structure
- The DBS in Casino Royale is relatively stripped down by Bond standards. It houses secret compartments for Bond's Walther P99, an emergency medical kit which includes a digital satellite link to MI6 HQ, antidotes to various poisons, and a small defibrillator. The producers of Casino Royale were either going to pick the Jaguar XXR or the DBS. Fortunately, it turned out to be the DBS. There are no visible gadgets on the DBS which appeared in Quantum of Solace.
- In 'Casino Royale', the scene where Bond goes after Vesper when she is kidnapped from the hotel in Montenegro required a spectacular car wreck when Bond swerves to avoid a bound Vesper lying in the middle of the road. But the superior handling and suspension of the DBS made rolling the car too difficult to perform the stunt without assistance. Equipment was used to lift one side of the car off the ground in order to start the series of rolls during the crash. The car rolled seven times total, a record for a stunt at the time.
- In a shout out to earlier Bond cars, a 1964 Aston Martin made an appearance in 'Casino Royale' when Bond wins it at a poker game with the antagonist, the mastermind behind the terrorist attack at the Miami/Dade Airport. Continuity critics have noted that this is the way that Ian Fleming originally wrote that Bond acquired the car that shows up in other movies; particularly the Brosnan movie cameos, as his personal car. But since the rights to 'Casino Royale' were locked up with another production company it wasn't until 2006 that the film could be shot. This was completely out of the order that Fleming wrote the stories.
- The Bond Museum has the DBS V12 from 'Quantum of Solace' complete with damage and the missing door. They are currently negotiating to obtain the vehicle used in the wreck in 'Casino Royale'.
DBS v12 interior
Soaked in lake water during the filming of Quantum of Solace.