A $267,000 Aston Martin DBS on-route to the new James Bond film “Quantum Of Solace” was wrecked when the over-excited technician driving the car decided to test the car’s power and ended up testing its safety features as it plummeted into Italy’s Lake Garda. Ironically, the car was slated to be used in a car chase scene in the movie where a truck crashes and falls into the lake while the car speeds off without a scratch. What a twist!
The car was being driven from the British Aston Martin factory to the movie set when the technician, 29-year-old Fraser Dunn, decided to try out his secret agent driving skills down a narrow, winding mountain road. Guess what? His driving skills weren’t that impressive. A witness said Dunn was driving at an excessive speed so it was not surprising he crashed the car.
Dunn lost control of the car as it skidded off the road, into an iron railing, and fell into the lake. Astonishingly, the car was wrecked but Dunn was able to free himself from the vehicle and swim to shore. He is reported to have suffered very minor injuries. That’s good news for anyone in the market for the car. Now you can wreck it while being assured you won’t be mangled along with the car.
This guy is probably going to get fired. What a way to go out with a bang though. Can you imagine him when he tries to get another job:
Employer: “So Mr. Dunn, why were you fired from Aston Martin?”
Dunn: “Well, I was given the simple task of driving a $250,000+ car from the factory to the set of the new James Bond movie when I decided to speed down a road, lost control of the car, and destroyed it, all while I went for a little swim.”
Employer: “Yeah, I don’t think you’re what we’re looking for. Thanks though”