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$36 Million Worth of Cars Destroyed for New “Spectre” Film

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Update 10/26/2015: Though earlier reports indicated that 7 of the 10 DB10s created for “Spectre” had been destroyed, we have just learned that is not the case. PR Manager for the DB10 tour Mark White has informed us that all 10 are, in fact, still intact, and have not been destroyed.

When a crashed exotic car shows up on the internet, you can’t help but cringe a little bit at the sight. But, that’s just one car. For the new James Bond film “Spectre,” around $36 million worth of cars were destroyed, according to a Sept. 26 article from The Daily Mail.

The article states that £24 million worth of cars were destroyed for the filming of the movie, which equates to roughly $36 million USD. This number surely includes some Aston Martins, Jaguar and Land Rovers. In fact, seven examples of the Aston Martin DB10 were destroyed.

“We set the record for smashing up cars on Spectre,” chief stunt coordinator Gary Powell told The Daily Mail. “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.”

The total value of smashed cars is about eight percent of the total cost of the movie, which reached an astonishing £200 million (approx. $302 million USD according to exchange rate at time of publishing). This makes it the most expensive Bond film ever created.

To see these cars being destroyed for yourself, “Spectre” will be in movie U.S. movie theaters come Nov. 6.

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(Source: The Daily Mail via Autoblog)

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