Skyfall is the latest in the series of James Bond movies starring Daniel Craig as agent 007 in ‘Her Majesty’s service’. Over the years, we have come to associate Bond with three things; gadgets, women, and of course the high end luxury vehicle modified with all the goods you can imagine. Unfortunately the car normally does not meet such a wonderful end and there is no doubt car fanatics who watch always worry about the demise of every one of those fantastic rides.
Well, it will be good to know that the actual 1960 Aston Martin DB5, which first appeared in Goldfinger 48 years ago, is not the one that met an untimely death in Skyfall. In fact, to save money and the many car enthusiasts from major heart attacks, the special effects crew built a 3D model of the vehicle. Through the use of a 3D printer, two 1:3 models of the car were built by Voxeljet to the tiniest detail and assembled with a total of 18 different parts each. Just to give you an idea how much an actual 1960 Aston Martin DB5 is worth, the one replica that was not destroyed was auctioned off for nearly $100,000. If that is a replica, imagine the actual car…we have to pay to even glance in its direction.
Maybe they should do this with more cars; some of us might find it more bearable to know the actual vehicle is out there somewhere safe and drivable. Maybe they should have given Eddie Griffin an Enzo replica to crash. Also watching a Mazda RX-7 (The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift) go up in smoke may have made some car lovers squeamish. So imagine if James Bond were to dos this to BMWs and Aston Martins? Oh perish the thought; some of us need to save two weeks paychecks to buy a poster. Now that you have this comforting knowledge, please feel free to enjoy Skyfall in a theater nearest you.