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they changed the actor.....

they need to change the car which handles better.... may be the new GTR

:rolleyes:

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More Pics of the chase and chashes,

i always say that nothing can stand up to a aston for beauty in the same picture...but i must say those alfa's are putting up a pretty good fight :)

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they changed the actor.....

they need to change the car which handles better.... may be the new GTR

:rolleyes:

hmmm....i don't think so...the GTR is a great car...but IMO it laks the gracefulness the aston's have...the closest car i can think of replacing an aston is the alfa competitzione....

though the GTR will make an excellant bond villain car

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they changed the actor.....

they need to change the car which handles better.... may be the new GTR

:rolleyes:

The GTR is just not cool or sleek enough. It looks as if it was styled with an axe and it's quite large isn't it? I don't think they make the same mistakes as they did with the Z3 and some of the American rubbish that appeared occassionally (AMC in Man with the Golden Gun).

It's just not Bond. Actually Aston suits him best although in the books it was a pre war Bentley!

Maybe in the next movie he'll go back to Japan (like in YOU ONLY Live Twice) and the Yakuza hit squad will come after him in GTRs. But then he's going to use his watch, pen or such gadget given by Q and jam the GTRs electronics and make them handle like soap cubes on a wet floor :D .

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The GTR is just not cool or sleek enough. It looks as if it was styled with an axe and it's quite large isn't it? I don't think they make the same mistakes as they did with the Z3 and some of the American rubbish that appeared occassionally (AMC in Man with the Golden Gun).

It's just not Bond. Actually Aston suits him best although in the books it was a pre war Bentley!

Maybe in the next movie he'll go back to Japan (like in YOU ONLY Live Twice) and the Yakuza hit squad will come after him in GTRs. But then he's going to use his watch, pen or such gadget given by Q and jam the GTRs electronics and make them handle like soap cubes on a wet floor :D .

The Vanquish and DBS aren't exactly lightweights next to the GTR :) Tho I do agree that Bond should be in an Aston.

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I agree with a lot of articles that recent James Bond films are out of touch of the whole Bond theme. There is no charm, very less of the "spy" element and a whole lot of violence. Personally I preferred Pierce Brosnan's portrayal of 007 with a sense of humor, charm and less violence....

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I agree with a lot of articles that recent James Bond films are out of touch of the whole Bond theme. There is no charm, very less of the "spy" element and a whole lot of violence. Personally I preferred Pierce Brosnan's portrayal of 007 with a sense of humor, charm and less violence....

I agree...while the new bond may be more realistic but it laks the "fun" factor,which pierce brosnan delievered effortlessly....

btw I for one miss all the Q gadgets...

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they changed the actor.....

they need to change the car which handles better.... may be the new GTR

:rolleyes:

hey Bond is British rite? So he has to be seen in a British car..... Although I personally dont like the Aston I say he should be driving one of them or a Jag or maybe time to come a Caterham Levante V8 monster......

More heheh..... truly a brit car but with two Jap engines put together

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The Vanquish and DBS aren't exactly lightweights next to the GTR :) Tho I do agree that Bond should be in an Aston.

Oh for sure. Actually I'm not a fan of Astons except for the way they look, but even that's getting a bit over-used IMO. I like the new limited ed one though the One77(?).

But they are sleek and stylish compared to the GTR which is tall-looking and boxy, not to mention a mess of unneccessary lines like many Jap cars. Which of course means it will look dated fast. They simply don't understand words like elegance and style which Bond is synonymous with.

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Oh for sure. Actually I'm not a fan of Astons except for the way they look, but even that's getting a bit over-used IMO. I like the new limited ed one though the One77(?).

But they are sleek and stylish compared to the GTR which is tall-looking and boxy, not to mention a mess of unneccessary lines like many Jap cars. Which of course means it will look dated fast. They simply don't understand words like elegance and style which Bond is synonymous with.

...lol..yeah...no one likes adriana lima for her brains,but a victoria's secret fashion show wont be the same without her...the aston is a big part of the whole bond charm....and don't forget that it's just a movie...so everything handles like a lotus exige

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Well for me I have to segregate it to the old and the new. the new ere starting with brosnan.

my favourites from the pre Brosnan era was

Bond Actor- Roger moore and Timothy Dalton

Bond girl - Ursula andres ( How could anyone forget her in Dr.no, the beach scene, where she walks out of the water!!)

Bond movie - Live and let die

Bond car- Aston Martin DB5

Post brosnan

Bond Actor- Brosnan of course. I did like Daniel Craig in casino royale, but quantum of solace just didnt do it for me. If i wanted Bourne ultimatum i would have watched it.

Bond girl - Eva green

Bond movie - Die another day (That was entertainment at its best)

Bond car - AM DBS

Some how I feel the new bond has lost the plot altogether, but I do appreciate the face that it’s more realistic. but the thing is, bond is not about being real! Its about amusing the audience with something mind blowing. This bond just gets down and dirty. the whole sophistication is lost I believe. sometimes the way forward is backwards.

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Well for me I have to segregate it to the old and the new. the new ere starting with brosnan.

my favourites from the pre Brosnan era was

Bond Actor- Roger moore and Timothy Dalton

Bond girl - Ursula andres ( How could anyone forget her in Dr.no, the beach scene, where she walks out of the water!!)

Bond movie - Live and let die

Bond car- Aston Martin DB5

Post brosnan

Bond Actor- Brosnan of course. I did like Daniel Craig in casino royale, but quantum of solace just didnt do it for me. If i wanted Bourne ultimatum i would have watched it.

Bond girl - Eva green

Bond movie - Die another day (That was entertainment at its best)

Bond car - AM DBS

Some how I feel the new bond has lost the plot altogether, but I do appreciate the face that it’s more realistic. but the thing is, bond is not about being real! Its about amusing the audience with something mind blowing. This bond just gets down and dirty. the whole sophistication is lost I believe. sometimes the way forward is backwards.

Oh yeah Ursala as Honey Ryder is everyones favourite so much so that they recreated the scene with Halle Berry in Die Another Day! Funny I know but I prefer Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova in From Russia with Love from all the Connery Bond babes! Just like I prefer Caterina Murino to Eva Green in Casino R.

About losing the plot. I have yet to watch Quantum of Solace.......but if at all Bond has always adapted and re-invented itself according to the times in order to survive. After all it is the most successful franchise isn't it?

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Oh yeah Ursala as Honey Ryder is everyones favourite so much so that they recreated the scene with Halle Berry in Die Another Day! Funny I know but I prefer Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova in From Russia with Love from all the Connery Bond babes! Just like I prefer Caterina Murino to Eva Green in Casino R.

About losing the plot. I have yet to watch Quantum of Solace.......but if at all Bond has always adapted and re-invented itself according to the times in order to survive. After all it is the most successful franchise isn't it?

The action sq in the film are fantastic. and he does most of them by himself. Don't want to spoil the movie for you guys, so lets discuss this further after you have watched it.

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BLAH! Didnt think it was that great... Oh well to each his own...

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hmmm....i don't think so...the GTR is a great car...but IMO it laks the gracefulness the aston's have...the closest car i can think of replacing an aston is the alfa competitzione....

though the GTR will make an excellant bond villain car

HA HA i was just kidding.

infact a a GTR would make a Bond Movie a more Fast and Furious than Bondish......

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Bonhams to Offer 007's Lotus, With Photo Op

London, UK (November 4, 2008) -- With the global release of the new movie Quantum of Solace putting Ian Fleming’s legendary British secret agent James Bond firmly back in the public eye, Bonhams is delighted to announce that it has one of 007’s classic sports cars for sale.

The white 1976 Lotus Esprit from the 1977 film "The Spy Who Loved Me," starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, is expected to fetch $160,000-$190,000 when it is sold in London next month.

The vehicle is one of two Lotus cars driven in the film by Roger Moore’s James Bond character. It turns into an amphibious car for the movie, driven both on land and underwater.

For one day only, on November 13, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the company's New Bond Street location, Bonhams will the present the Lotus for press preview along with Bond girls in New Bond Street. Motoring specialists will be available for interview, too.

Source : http://www.sportscarmarket.com/articles/archives/1691

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The white 1976 Lotus Esprit from the 1977 film "The Spy Who Loved Me," starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, is expected to fetch $160,000-$190,000 when it is sold in London next month.

...lol..i bet GTAm is planning to rob a bank ASAP...that's his fav bond car :P

Edited by HelRazor

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...lol..i bet GTAm is planning to rob a bank ASAP...that's his fav bond car :P

that was mostly for his benefit! :lol:

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After just seeing that opening scene, I'm rather disappointed. How do they expect me to believe that an Aston Martin DBS would have so much trouble shaking off those two Alfas? I mean, that thing comes alongside! Surely just a little surge from that damn 6.0l V12 would ensure that would never ever happen? On bloody tarmac too!

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...lol..i bet GTAm is planning to rob a bank ASAP...that's his fav bond car :P

Gave up the idea mate as I want the Turbo Esprit from FOR YOUR EYES ONLY! :D

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After just seeing that opening scene, I'm rather disappointed. How do they expect me to believe that an Aston Martin DBS would have so much trouble shaking off those two Alfas? I mean, that thing comes alongside! Surely just a little surge from that damn 6.0l V12 would ensure that would never ever happen? On bloody tarmac too!

Was he trying to run away of engage them?

If they are twisties on the Italian Alps.....

Italian cars are known for their mid range punch and perfect gearing on those twisty mountain roads. Drive one to Nuwara Eliya and you'll what I mean. As I always believe figure say only half the story........ I've got a story in an old Autocar somewhere about how these two testers did a long drive in the UK, one in a 911 Turbo 993 and the other in a Peugeot 306 GTi-6. And what was amazing was how the 911 always had the Pug on it's tail. :blink:

Then read CAR Jan 2008 issue - Dream drives Monte Carlo to Modena The Alfa 8C could always stick with the lighter more powerful 430 Scuderia. In theory this should not happen. The Scud is brand spanking new tech, track honed by the Meister himself. The Alfa chassis is Maserati left-overs re-heated by the Alfa engineers. Magic or what?

Then there was the best race I've ever seen at Katu. Modded Mini driven by Iqbal, came from behind and ate two Subaru Legacys RSs and two RX7 TTs for lunch! This was sometime in the mid 90s.

Ok ok maybe Bond was having a bad day :lol:

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Was he trying to run away of engage them?

If they are twisties on the Italian Alps.....

Then there was the best race I've ever seen at Katu. Modded Mini driven by Iqbal, came from behind and ate two Subaru Legacys RSs and two RX7 TTs for lunch! This was sometime in the mid 90s.

Ok ok maybe Bond was having a bad day :lol:

couldn't wait till it hit the big screen so watched a decent camera copy, but was rather disappointed with the movie as a whole.. :(

no gadgets worth of mention and Bond doesn't..... i'll not say it n spoil things..

yes the chase was up on some twisty bits...

Why is it that one hardly sees anything other than the usual diet of Evo's & Sti's on the track thesedays?!

must have been quite a sight to see RX's and Legacy RS's!

were these RS's the 1st gen Single turbo's or the 2ng get TT's?

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yes the chase was up on some twisty bits...

Most of the chase was on twisty bits. Where the Alfa pulls alongside the Aston, the road was straight.

I was laughing at you when those cops in the Landy decided to crash tho :D

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After just seeing that opening scene, I'm rather disappointed. How do they expect me to believe that an Aston Martin DBS would have so much trouble shaking off those two Alfas? I mean, that thing comes alongside! Surely just a little surge from that damn 6.0l V12 would ensure that would never ever happen? On bloody tarmac too!

maybe the new bond is a shitty driver..remember he rolled the car in the last flick...i know i know the girl was in the way but the brosnon bond would have jumped over her using hyper boost or nano boost or summin....

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Overall, I'm disappointed in the Daniel Craig version. He spends far too much time chasing people around on foot. Where are the car chases?! For all the hype about the car chase scene, its damn short. Even the boat chase was better. Remember Brosnan chasing a car around in a Tank? No gadgets except for that computer system from Minority Report that everyone is ripping off. And the cellphone. But where are the laser watches and grappling hooks? Of course, it is an early Bond, so his tech can develop. Leaves a large plot hole about the affinity for the DB5, but ... And he keeps getting beaten up. Brosnan would have come out of those fights without a smear on his Tux.

He's just not smooth. That was the essence of it. Gotta be smooth.

Anyone here that Puff Daddy wants to be the next James Bond? Like an African American James Bond?! Why can't these Americans come up with their own super-spy story. Maybe the Felix Leiter chronicles or summin? :)

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