October 5, 2015


'Spectre,' the New 'James Bond,' Destroyed $34 Million Worth of Cars

Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover
Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover

James Bond's next outing, Spectre, reportedly had a budget upwards of $300 million. Let that sink in a sec.

Now layer this on top: Somewhere in the neighborhood of $34 million was spent on cars to destroy. In a recent Daily Mail piece starting to make the rounds just now, chief stunt coordinator Gary Powell said:

"We set the record for smashing up cars on Spectre. In Rome, we wrecked millions of pounds worth. They were going into the Vatican at top speeds of 110 mph. We shot one entire night for four seconds of film."

The Mail adds that 10 ejector-seat-primed Aston Martin DB10s were made for the movie "51 years after Sean Connery drove the iconic DB5 in Goldfinger." Tech Times says "only three of the cars survived the filming while the rest have been written off" and that Bond 24 is the most expensive in the series' history. This one's got Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds star and two-time Oscar-winner, as the baddie

Next up, go ahead and check out Sam Smith's music video for his Bond theme, "Writing's on the Wall," and spin these five cool Bond songs from this millennium.