DBS V12 for 007, A Quantum of Solace
DBS V12 for 007, A Quantum of Solace

DBS V12 for 007, A Quantum of Solace

'A Quantum of Solace' spec for James Bond 007

(2008)

Following the reception given  for the DBS in Casino Royale, 007 was subsequently re-united with the DBS for the 22nd Bond film, Quantum of Solace, released at the end of October 2008. Four cars with chassis numbers from E00038 to E00041 were specially supplied just for the special effects, with further six cars, chassis numbers from E00042 to E00047 needed for close-ups and promotional work.

DBS V12 for 007, A Quantum of Solace

All of the cars supplied for the production were built to the same specification. Left hand drive German spec with coachwork in a shade later called ‘Quantum Silver’ and with Obsidian Black semi-aniline leather and silver stitching.

The six hero cars all survived filming unharmed. One was retained by the factory, the other five were all sold off to customers.

One of the stunt cars was totally destroyed when it was driven into the lake in a freak accident. At least two examples of the stunt cars have survived the film and are occasionally displayed in museums and events. One surviving stunt car, was photographed at the  BMIHT Museum at Gaydon in Autumn, 2009. Another example, was exhibited at the Kensington Palace Aston Martin Centenary Celebration in July 2013.