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Aston Martin role in new James Bond film confirmed

Luke Wilkinson 2019-06-06 12:56

Amateur footage of a classic Aston Martin V8 Vantage has appeared on social media, confirming the car’s appearance in the new Bond film

A classic Aston Martin V8 Vantage will star in the new James Bond film. As much was confirmed after an amateur video surfaced on social media showing the car on set during filming for 007’s next outing in Norway.

The video provides confirmation that the latest Bond movie will feature a petrol-powered Aston, following recent speculation that Bond would be seen behind the wheel of the £250,000 all-electric Aston Martin Rapide e. There’s nothing to suggest the Rapide e won’t make an appearance as well but now we know for sure that Bond will get his V8 hit.

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Bond last drove the classic Aston in the 1987 film, The Living Daylights, with actor Timothy Dalton at the helm. Both a convertible and hardtop version of the V8 Vantage appeared in the movie.’

Norway Filming (3): Second unit filming took place today on the Atlantic Ocean Road https://t.co/0IHg8p4KBK

— James Bond (@jamesbondlive) June 6, 2019

The ‘Q-branch’ hardtop version featured a range of upgrades, such as retractable skis, spiked snow tyres and an afterburner hidden behind the rear number plate.

Like all Bond cars, Dalton’s V8 Vantage was also fitted with a host of gadgets, including a pair of heat-seeking missiles, a police scanner radio, laser beams built into the front wheels and a self-destruct function. Whether or not similar toys will appear on the Vantage for the latest Bond film is yet to be confirmed.

Are you excited to see a classic Aston Martin in the upcoming James Bond film? Let us know in the comments section below…

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