High speed SPECTRE car chase in Rome disrupted by poor roads

Aston Martin DB10

Filming of a high speed car chase through the streets of Rome was reportedly disrupted at the weekend thanks to Rome’s cobblestones and potholes. Speeds were limited to just 70 km/h despite the producers paying for the roads used in the shoot be repaired, resulting in less than satisfactory results for the filmmakers.

The SPECTRE shoot in Rome does seem to be beset by problems, with permission to shoot at two planned locations not given or withdrawn, graffiti covering another and a general dissatisfaction at the disruption caused to the city, despite it bringing in an estimated €600,000 and the boost in tourism likely to result from its appearance in the next Bond film (not that it needs it).

At least three Aston Martin DB10s have been seen on location, with the shoot scheduled to last until early March.


David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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