And the facts concerning the automotive leading rolls are as
impressive as the special effects in the 007 thrillers. The military
technology, says its imitations, would cause an additional weight of
over 2.5t per car if it all were mounted on one. But the biggest
problem is not their weight, it is the limited space of the high-end
sports coupes. All the gimmicks such as a rocket launcher system, a
plenty of missiles, machine guns, a radar system and grenade
launchers plus a pursuit plane's ejection seat requires a full size
van to be carried.
That's why the film crew had to modify 7 Vanquishes and XKR
respectively just to have one car for the planned scenes available.
Some of them have only the body work with the production models in
common. Besides a Jag and an Aston re-fitted with Range Rover all
wheel drive transmission for a car chase scene on a frozen surface.
Furthermore there also were eight otherwise modified vehicles with
smaller engines, without passenger and rear seats just to clear a
space for the gadgets.
In the movie, the audience won't notice all these shams and
imitations. And, so you disbelieve this tricks you'd better observe
the traffic behind you attentively, wherever you are. If you notice
a following XKR with the license plate OR 203 or a Vanquish with
KE02 EWW you are possibly on target in this moment. Precautionary we
provide the address of Mercedes Benz' special protection cars page
for you: www.mercedes-benz.com/e/cars/guard_default.htm