James Bond Destroys Tons of Dream Cars in Spectre. Here’s How Much They Cost
A big chunk of the reported $300 million budget for the new 007 film went towards Jaguars, Land Rovers and Aston Martins crashed in the chase scenes.
Everything about James Bond is supposed to be superlative, so it should come as no surprise that the British super-spy has wrought astounding automotive carnage in shooting ‘Spectre.’
The casualty list includes seven of the ten ejector seat-equipped Aston Martin DB10s built for the film, plus some of the Jaguar C-X17s and Land Rover Defenders piloted by the villains for a tab of $34 million, according to chief stunt co-ordinator Gary Powell in an interview with Event, the Sunday magazine of the Daily Mail. That’s a significant chunk of the movie’s reported $300 million budget.
“We set the record for smashing up cars on Spectre,” Powell said. “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.”
Another chase ends in the mountains, when Bond crashes an airplane into the villain’s Land Rover, destroying the plane and the Defender without injuring our hero, naturally.
Photos by Land Rover