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On March 10th the car chase scene for “Spectre” film with Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 was shot at the Tiber river in Rome.
Cars were riding on a road next to the river as seen in a picture below.
The crew occupied for the film the street along the river between Umberto 1st bridge and Sisto bridge and there were crew trucks at Ponte Umberto 1st bridge. I was surprised checking that place in Google Street View. In September 2014 when pictures for google were taken, there were trucks of another film crew in the exactly same place!
Along the river there were film lamps prepared for night shooting. One of them is presented in a picture below with the Castle of the Holy Angel in background. In next picture the lamp is on.After sunset all city lamps and film lamps were on as seen in a picture taken from Ponte Sisto bridge.The crew has started preparations for shooting. There was motorboat and jet ski on Tiber river and tracking vehicle with cameras riding both ways.During the day at the Ponte Umberto 1st bridge there were only crew truck parked. In the evening several Aston Martins and Jaguars appeared on a street at the river.In the movie there was only one Jaguar chasing one Aston Martin, however on the set there were 3 Aston Martins DB10 and 5 Jaguars C-X75 from … 5 existing in the world (according to information i.e. from Wikipedia). 4 Jaguars were standing in one row next to each other, but the last one was parked a few meters from them with sheet of paper by wiper with „FLAME PROOFED DO NOT TOUCH NON TOCCARE” written on it. Two Aston Martins had paper sheets by wipers with „NO SMOKING” written on them. So we could expect flames on the set that night.All Jaguars on the set had the same license plates numbers: “ROMA860K”. I was a bit surprised when I have noticed that all of them had steering wheels on the left side.There was one Aston Martin and one Jaguar with remote drive POD system mounted on roofs. Using such system, stunt driver can drive a car sitting in metal cage on a roof of the car, while actor is sitting inside, pretending steering.
Besides Aston Martins and Jaguars there was another interesting car – tracking vehicle with several cameras on it.On the platform of the tracking vehicle there was clapperboard with the title of the movie “Spectre” written on it.
Around 10 p.m. the car chase began.