Five replica Aston Martin DB5s were built for No Time To Die.
It's been a long wait for No Time to Die, one of the first major Blockbuster movies that was delayed by the pandemic. But after what feels like an eternity, the wait for the 25th James Bond movie is nearly over.
The long-awaited spy film celebrated its world premiere at the London Royal Albert last night and will finally be releasing in UK theaters on September 30. US audiences will have to wait until October 8. This will be Daniel Craig's last James Bond film, but the real star for us is the iconic Aston Martin DB5.
The DB5 made a brief appearance at the end of the last film, 2015's Spectre, but will be seeing a lot more action in No Time to Die.
Ahead of the film's release, Aston Martin has released a new video giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the opening car chase featuring the DB5. As No Time to Die's Action Vehicle Supervisor Neil Layton explains, each car is set up specifically for each stunt, whether it's being rammed by a Range Rover or drifting through narrow alleyways. Five replica DB5s were built for the film. Each car was modified with a rollcage and a hydraulic handbrake system to make it slide around corners more dramatically.
No Bond car is complete without an arsenal of weapons to get Bond out of trouble, and the DB5 is no exception. In a callback to its first appearance in Goldfinger, the DB5 in No Time to Die is equipped with a smoke screen allowing Bond to make a quick getaway. It's also been upgraded with deployable bombs and more powerful front-mounted machine guns hidden behind the headlights.
Along with the DB5, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, a Valhalla prototype, and a vintage V8 Vantage last seen in 1987's The Living Daylights will also make an appearance in No Time to Die. As will a bunch of Land Rover Defenders, one of which we drove last year.