Nine Aston Martin DBS’ were used during the opening sequence at Lake Garda in Italy that sees Bond swing into the marble quarry minus its driver door. The damaged cars were constantly refitted and reused but Collins and his stunt team still managed to wreck a total of 14 cars.
“I love the element of danger and being very focused on what I am doing. Unless there is adrenaline in my life I fall over at home and can’t put my socks on. When there’s a serious job to be done it brings out the best in me,” explained Collins. “The fight scene in Casino Royale marked Daniel Craig as very much the new style of Bond, and the car chases have kept up with that.”