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Topic: NTTD DB5 Car & Driver Article

For those of you who love cars and Bond as much as I do.

What particularly interested me is it appears the NTTD stunt cars are powered by BMW S54 straight 6's. (The same engine as my 2004 M3 ajb007/martini )

Some great photos of the car included in the article as well.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...ovie-revealed/

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Visceral007 wrote:

For those of you who love cars and Bond as much as I do.

What particularly interested me is it appears the NTTD stunt cars are powered by BMW S54 straight 6's. (The same engine as my 2004 M3 ajb007/martini )


Well Daniel Craig was overheard telling Prince Charles that the DB5 was a BMW underneath all those months ago when he did the set tour, and a BM 6-cylinder is a very logical engine for a stunt car: very torquey and revvy- ideal to get the wheels spinning. Those DB5s are likely built on  3 series or Z4 running gear, I'd guess.
I'm not sure why they're not keen to say: maybe because the deal was with Aston rather than BMW? There was no sheepishness about saying how the Die Another Day Astons were constructed from Mustangs and Explorers; I guess because they were all part of the Ford group at the time.

Sadly the link doesn't seem to work as it's been shortened. Hopefully this will work:
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3102 … -revealed/

Here are a few more articles from that day at Silverstone:
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/feat … -bonds-db5

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/aston-mar … d-valhalla

https://www.esquire.com/uk/design/a3100 … ames-bond/

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-dri … iven/41881

https://www.caradvice.com.au/828200/ast … me-to-die/

https://media.caradvice.com.au/image/private/c_fill,q_auto,f_auto,w_900,ar_16:9/t_wm_sw/q1c4n7mvjtlmnroetzzl.jpg

Last edited by emtiem (24th Feb 2020 21:39)

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Interesting that the Pistonheads article says that the 'real' DB5 there on that day was the Goldfinger continuation prototype: so a brand new DB5, and the first time we've seen one the new Goldfinger cars as far as I know.

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Oops thank you for finding the full link.

I do recognize the shifter in the DB5 pictured as the same as my e46 M3. I believe that is a clear giveaway.

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Visceral007 wrote:

Oops thank you for finding the full link.

I do recognize the shifter in the DB5 pictured as the same as my e46 M3. I believe that is a clear giveaway.

Ah cool! The Pistonheads piece mentions the gear lever as being very recognisable, so there you go! That they’ve got a load of E46s shows that BMW weren’t officially engaged I guess: must’ve been fun finding that many old M3s!
It’s a brilliant car; a friend of mine used to have one. You must have lots of fun! ajb007/smile

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Great video of 6 of the best Bond cars and featuring the definitely-not-a-BMW DB5 from the new film:

https://youtu.be/-3kEBPikrbc

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emtiem wrote:

Great video of 6 of the best Bond cars and featuring the definitely-not-a-BMW DB5 from the new film:

https://youtu.be/-3kEBPikrbc

Came in here to post this and saw you beat me to it! Awesome vid.

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Plenty of opportunity for some clever YouTube editor to make a Bond vs Bond chase scene using the footage from that video! You could splice the Bonds in easily ajb007/smile