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Bond set to swap Aston for Fiat 500

James Bond is swapping his Aston Martin for a Fiat 500 in the new 007 movie, according to reports.

Fittingly for an Italian model, the Fiat will be seen being driven by Bond actor Daniel Craig in Rome.

Bond's beloved Aston Martin DB5 came to a sticky end in the last 007 film Skyfall, getting blown up in the climax to the film.

According to Italian media, the Fiat 500 fares little better in the new, as-yet-unnamed, Bond movie - with the car being crushed on the approach to the Vatican.

The Fiat will feature in a typical Bond movie car chase through the street of Rome, with scenes due to be shot in February and March 2015.

Cars have played a prominent part in the Bond movies, with the DB5 making a number of appearances. It featured for the first time in the third 007 film, Goldfinger (1964) when Sean Connery was Bond - and a DB5 was also in Casino Royale in which Craig played 007 for the first time.

James has also bonded with Bentleys during his illustrious film career, while records show that the first car driven by 007 in a movie was a Chevrolet Bel Air convertible in Dr No - which was made in 1962.

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