Gary Powell, the chief stunt coordinator for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre recently revealed during an interview with The Daily Mail something that will shock and surprise all, especially car lovers. At the interview he revealed that while filming the movie, the production destroyed several Aston Martins and the total worth of the cars that were destroyed is estimated to be around a whopping $37 Million. Yes, you read that right.
What will surprise you further is that this amount was literally sent burning up in the air only for a very, very small scene. This movie is being shot in Rome and this is where these Aston Martins were destroyed. Powell told the site that they set the record for smashing up cars on Spectre. It is said that these cars were destroyed into the Vatican while they were going at a speed of 110 mph. The production shot for one entire night for just a small span of 4 seconds scene for the film.
The model of the Aston Martins which was used to shoot this scene is Aston Martin DB10 sports. What is interesting to note here is that these cars were especially designed for this James Bond Movie and even had the famous ejector seat. The scene is reportedly set against the Colosseum, the Vatican, and The Tibet River and features Bond which is being played by Daniel Craig in this movie. Craig will be inside the Aston Martin in this particular 4 second scene and will be chased by Mr. Hinx played by Dave Bautista who would be driving a high powered Jaguar C-X75.
Well, this is not the first time a high end luxury vehicle will be blown up or destroyed while filming a James Bond movie. In the past, the Bond series movies have been popular for using all the high end, especially constructed vehicles and several millions of pounds are spent on these cars and vehicles every time a Bond flick is produced. It is surprising to what lengths movie producers and directors go as far as spending is concerned and that too to shoot such small scenes. We can only wait and watch what the impact of this scene will be and whether it will be worth the $37 millions that were spent on it.