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Skyfall: DB5 developed by Aston Martin Works while Honda motorbike donated to BBC Children in Need Auction

Aston Martin and James Bond are synonymous and inseparable one from the other. Preparation for the 23rd James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ required the Aston Martin DB5 to be updated in a number of respects giving it breathtaking performance, luxuriously appointed interiors and classic exteriors fit for the caliber of the 007 star. Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell, is well noted for being official heritage and service division of the auto manufacturer and hence responsible for overseeing preparation for Skyfall marquee.

DB5s have featured in a number of James Bond movies. They have been seen in Goldfinger, Thunderball, Goldeneye, Casino Royale and Skyfall. Appearing in Skyfall saw DB5 continuing in its pursuit to meet high standards demanded by James Bond, be it in form of high tech gadgetry and well defined interior and exterior features.

Aston Martin Works worked on DB5’s paint structure, changing it from green with beige interiors to Silver Birch paint work with black trims while distressing the vehicles exteriors to make it appear used. To represent exit hatch for ejector seat the company also added its special craftsmanship to the roof while also giving the car a complete mechanical overhaul ahead of filming.

Honda motorbike used in the latest Bond flick, Skyfall has been donated to BBC Children in Need auction. The auction ends tomorrow. In order to bid, you can visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey before midnight of 22nd November 2012.For more information, scroll down.

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  • acestarchild

    DB5s did NOT appear in On Her Majesty’s
    Service, The Living Daylights, Die Another Day or Quantum of Solace. These were
    Aston Martin’s but not DB5s. The DB5 debuted in Goldfinger and reappeared in
    Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough (it’s how
    Q find Bond with Christmas Jones) and now Skyfall. George Lazenby drove an
    Aston Martin DBS in On Her Majesty’s Service. It reappeared in the background
    in Qs lab in Diamonds Are Forever. The Living Daylight was a V8 Volante
    convertible and a V8 saloon made to look like the same car but in reality 2
    different cars. Die Another Day was a V12 Vanquish (known as the Vanish as it
    has adaptive camouflage). Finally, in Quantum of Solace the Aston Martin was
    the V12 DBS returning from Casino Royale.

    • sagar112

      Thank you for notifying, the post has been updated.