James Bond will return to his trusty Aston Martin sportscar in new film Casino Royale after driving off in Lotus Esprits and BMWs in recent films.

New 007 Daniel Craig will return to the superspy's classic drive - the same car SIR Sean Connery drove in 1964's Goldfinger.

An Aston Martin DBS will be Bond's car of choice in the new film.

Craig secretly visited the Aston Martin headquarters in Warwickshire, England last week (ends13JAN06) to test drive his new ride, according to the luxury car maker.

Aston Martin's chairman ULRICH BEZ says, "It is great news that Bond will drive an Aston Martin again and we have built him something special to enable him to do his job in style."

The last time Bond drove an Aston Martin was in 2002's Die Another Day.