Production on the new James Bond movie Spectre suffered another setback over the weekend (21-22Feb15) when a car chase failed to reach high speeds on the pothole-ridden streets of Rome, Italy.

Filming of the next installment of the superspy franchise has been hit a number of problems including a ban on shooting near major landmarks in Rome and injuries which have affected the film's star, Daniel Craig, and an assistant director, who was hurt on set in Austria on Tuesday (17Feb15).

The production hit a further snag on Saturday (21Feb15) when a car chase could not reach fast speeds due to the poor condition of the streets in the Italian capital. The potholes on the roads meant Bond's custom-made Aston Martin Db10 could not exceed 40 miles per hour (64 kilometres per hour).

According to Britain's The Times newspaper, producers paid for the roads used in the shoot to be repaired but the result was unsatisfactory and filmmakers were unable to achieve the desired speeds.