View Poll Results: WHAT IS A "BOND" CAR?

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  • Aston Martin

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  • Lotus

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  • Sunbeam Alpine

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  • Who cares as long as it has GADGETS!

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    Default If Its Not Aston Martin

    Its just NOT James Bond. Except maybe a Lotus. What say you?

    Bond Cars Bring Gadgetry, Power. 22nd James Bond Movie Out In November

    POSTED: 4:20 pm EDT September 15, 2008
    UPDATED: 8:09 am EDT September 16, 2008

    Since "Dr. No" first put James Bond on the big screen in 1962, the cars that the British super spy drives are often flashy and high-powered, with a dose of gadgetry thrown in.

    Through the 46 years and 21 films -- the 22nd, "Quantum of Solace," is due out Nov 14 -- one company has taken its place as the most famous maker of Bond cars: Aston Martin.

    The Sunbeam Alpine was the first main car used by Sean Connery's Bond in "Dr. No," and it wasn't until the third Bond film, 1964's "Goldfinger," that Connery was behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB5.

    The DB5 has appeared in four Bond films since its debut: "Thunderball," "GoldenEye" and bit parts in "Tomorrow Never Dies" and "Casino Royale."

    A new Aston Martin was released prior to "Casino Royale," which came out in 2006 -- the Aston Martin DBS.

    The DBS was originally available from 1967-1972 and was featured in the Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." The new version of the car is based on the Aston Martin DB9, and was featured in a record-breaking stunt in "Casino Royale."

    With the latest Bond actor Daniel Craig behind the wheel at high speed, he swerved avoid hitting his love interest, who was tied up and lying in the road. The car then rolled seven times in the air before crashing to a halt.

    According to a blog on the film's official Web site, the DBS was supposed to have hit a small ramp and roll several times in midair. But due to the DBS's race car roots, the low center of gravity prevented the stunt from working.

    "We decided then on using a cannon. The special effects guys had put a cannon in which sits just behind the driver's seat," according to the blog. "It has a cylinder that, as you press a button, releases a load of air which punches the cylinder into the road which then, in turn, turns the car over. And that's how we ended up doing it in the end."

    According to pictures released on the "Quantum of Solace" Web site, the DBS is back as a Bond car.

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    Rick.. you forgot BMW...

    There were two Bond flicks with Pierce Brosnan as Bond that he drove Bimmers.
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    i'm awating the bond hummer...
    The Box. You opened it. We Came...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Rick.. you forgot BMW...

    There were two Bond flicks with Pierce Brosnan as Bond that he drove Bimmers.
    Ya, you're right. I did forget them, probably because if its not Roger Moore, Sean Connery or George Lazenby, I tend to forget about the other guys. Brosnan, Craig and Dalton just really don't cut it.

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    long as it has some awesome gadgets i am satisfied.

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    I just wish I had the money in my account for what one of those costs:

    Aston Martin DBS $265,000.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    i'm awating the bond hummer...
    Um, I believe that Bond has gotten a "hummer" many times in the service of his nation.
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    I knew if I posted that that someone would come up with what you did... but it was still enjoyable to post it
    The Box. You opened it. We Came...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Its just NOT James Bond. Except maybe a Lotus. What say you?

    According to a blog on the film's official Web site, the DBS was supposed to have hit a small ramp and roll several times in midair. But due to the DBS's race car roots, the low center of gravity prevented the stunt from working.
    "We decided then on using a cannon. The special effects guys had put a cannon in which sits just behind the driver's seat," according to the blog. "It has a cylinder that, as you press a button, releases a load of air which punches the cylinder into the road which then, in turn, turns the car over. And that's how we ended up doing it in the end."

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    Next thing,he'll be posting that George Reeves NEVER really flew when he portrayed Superman on TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    I knew if I posted that that someone would come up with what you did... but it was still enjoyable to post it
    What can I say? I have the mind of pubescent teenage boy.

    I am easily led astray - especially in anything that can remotely be construed as sexual in nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firecat1 View Post
    I just wish I had the money in my account for what one of those costs:

    Aston Martin DBS $265,000.00
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