Take a sneak peek at the first picture of James Bond's car for Casino Royale - the new Aston Martin DBS...

Aston Martin DBS - First Look
20th February 2006

James Bond fans will have to wait until November 17th 2006 to see the car in its full glory with 007 behind the wheel in "Casino Royale", but the first sneak peaks of the new Aston Martin DBS have appeared today.

Above: First look at the new Aston Martin DBS

Details of the gadgets featured in the car are being kept under close wraps - but MI6 can confirm that they all reside inside the car, and are not the usual pop-up machine guns or rocket launchers. Despite the car featuring MI6 technology, Q will not appear in the film.

Last month, Aston Martin confirmed that Daniel Craig visited the Aston Martin headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, on Friday 13th January to view the featured car. While there he met Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez, and members of the workforce and also took the opportunity to take a short test drive.

Dr Ulrich Bez said: “It is great news that Bond will drive an Aston Martin again and we have built him something special to enable him to do his job in style.”

Above: Aston Martin DBS concept sketch

Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (Eon Productions) and directed by Martin Campbell, CASINO ROYALE is scheduled for release November 17, 2006. Principal photography started on January 30th 2006, with locations in the UK, Czech Republic (Prague), Italy, and the Bahamas. It will be British actor Daniel Craig’s first outing as James Bond. He is the sixth actor to play the 007 role in the franchise.