The Aston Martin DBS V12 was featured both in the remake of Casino Royale in 2006 and the following Film – Quantum Of Solace, both starring Daniel Craig.
The DBS is itself a pumped up version of the DB9, which although recognised as an iconic Bond car, has never actually featured in a James Bond film or been driven by James Bond. The standard production car was not released for sale until 2007, using the movie as an excellent promotional tool, and featured a 5.9 litre V12 engine that produces 510 horsepower and it’s top speed is 191 mph.
The car was only lightly modified for movie use, with different alloy wheels, and a slightly reworked interior that featured storage for bonds Walther P99 gun in a slide out storage tray where the glove-box would be, and a medical kit that included a defibrillator that was used as part of the films plot.
This was a departure from previous Bond films and a deliberate attempt to revert back to a real life more gritty Bond style and to move away from the more outlandish fantasy inventions that had been fitted to previous movie cars in an ever escalating manner – and won Casino Royale international plaudits. The DBS also featured in the following film – Quantum of Solace, and was involved in a high speed car chase early in the film, and was destroyed in a Quarry at the end of the sequence.