A trip down memory lane: the Bond cars
|   Saturday, September 22, 2012
Famous author Ian Fleming's most successful creation, the British spy James Bond was one of a masterpiece. With the new film Skyfall to be released we went back to take a look at all the cars the world famous spy 007 ever used in his movies.

As we know James Bond had a taste of high class, we cannot imagine him without a beautiful lady in his arms, a glass of vodka martini in his hand and a license to kill. Beside these without one important thing 007 cannot be complete, is his gadget mounted Aston Martin.
But it was not always the Aston Martin DB5 that suited the greatest spy. There was a long list of vehicles that have assisted Mr. Bond through his journey so far.

As the first 007 on the silver screen Sean Connery did not get the chance to drive the Martin. In the movie Dr. No he had to settle for a convertible version of Alpine Sunbeam. The Aston Martin first came to action in the film Goldfinger. In the film we also spotted a golden colored Rolls-Royce Phantom III but it was no match for the Bond car, the Aston Martin DB5 packed with such gadgets specially the ejector seat option. Of course the modification Q did to the car have to leave a mark.

Then entered Aston Martin DBS replacing the DB5 in the film "On her Majesty's Secret Service", the vehicle could not keep up the reputation of the DB5 and in Diamonds Are Forever it was only seen inside Q's lab.
In The Spy Who Loved Me, The Lotus Esprit was brought in to fulfill the destiny of 007. With the 2.0 liter 160 bhp the Esprit lacked the Bond car feel, but turning into a submarine was sure gave it the spot in the Bond cars list. But unfortunately it was replaced with the Lotus Esprit Turbo in the film For Your Eyes Only.

Then as Bond Timothy Dalton brought back the Aston Martin to its former glory with a new avatar the Vintage Volante in the film The Living Daylight with powerful engine, tire mounted laser cutters and also heat seeking rockets.

With Pierce Brosnan in the driving seat a German car replaced the Martin and it was the BMW Z3 in The World Is Not Enough. The fresh new Z3 was seemed to be the promotion of the car in the film. Even the BMW roadster was featured in the race against a Ferrari F355 in the film Goldeneye. Even for the first time in the series a V12 mounted BMW 750il was driven by Mr. Bond in the film Tomorrow Never Dies. Again in "Die another Day" Brosnan switched back to the Aston Martin which he drove in a fight sequence.

Last but not least as the latest Bond Denial Craig brought back the Aston Martin DBS to its former glory because it was the obvious choice for his tough look in Casino Royal. With the V12 inside and the modern body works the car took the top spot on the list. There was a small role of the Ford Mondeo in the film too. We even saw the Alfa Romeo 159 in the "Quantum of Solace". The Range Rover Evoque is rumored to be driven by 007 in Skyfall. But we have to wait to find that out until it hits the movies.
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