The Glorious Cars of James Bond

October 19th, 2012

1963 Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin vehicles have become synonymous with James Bond. The films are as much about the cars as they are about the girls, the chase scenes and the action sequences.

In fact, the cars have played a part in nearly every major scene of every Bond film ever made. Even the original novels featured classic Bentley cars. On the big screen, Aston has played a huge part, as well as guest-starring roles by BMW, Lotus and Toyota.

What are the coolest cars to be seen in Bond films?

Well, I vote for any of the modern Aston Martins, but keep reading for some other choices.

Mercury CougarOn Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Mercury Cougar

My dad had a ’67 Cougar when I was a kid. I’m still in love with that car, and for one to star in the ultimate car flick is like seeing your girlfriend in the Pirelli calendar. It’s a proud moment.

Lotus EspritThe Spy Who Loved Me

Lotus Esprit

It leaps off a pier after a chase scene and then goes on an underwater boat chase. Only in a Bond movie!

Toyota 2000GT Roadster – You Only Live Twice

Toyota 2000GT

A pretty female agent doing some hot driving in a Toyota roadster that never really existed. Awesome.

BMW Z8The World Is Not Enough

BMW Z8

If an Aston isn’t going to be used, a suitable BMW should replace it. The Z8 is suitable. Well, it was, until it got sliced in two by a helicopter.

Aston Martin DBSCasino Royale and Quantum of Solace

Aston Martin DBS

The greatest Aston ever. I don’t even care that the movies were terrible compared with Bond films of the past.

For the newest Bond film, Skyfall, the classic Aston Martin DB5 will star, along with special guests the Jaguar XJ, Land Rover Defender and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

Sign me up for opening night.

What’s your favorite Bond car ever?

-tgriffith

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  1. Elise H
    October 23rd, 2012 at 10:03 | #1

    I think they should put a Lotus Elise in a James Bond movie. :)

  2. Randy
    October 19th, 2012 at 17:40 | #2

    I’d vote for the original Aston from Goldfinger. For American cars, the Mustang GT in the Vegas car chase scene in Diamonds are Forever was great, and another memorable vehicle from that movie was the moon buggy that Bond used as an escape.

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