Over the past 53 years, Ian Fleming’s iconic secret agent/ playboy has toyed with virtually every single vehicle ever imagined, real or fictional – from a Russian tank to jetpacks to a NASA lunar rover.
And while beaming with action and full of gorgeous locations and equally outstanding women, James Bond’s true sidekick/ partner has always been his loved car – mostly thanks to “Q”, the fictional boss of the British’ Intelligence extreme gadget unit. Head over to the local cinema to see the latest installment – Spectre – and during the cinematic adventure one of the highlights will for sure be the chase between the Aston Martin DB10 tamed by 007 and the Jaguar C-X75 used by the villainous Mr. Hinx. Just think about it – we have a specifically developed car for our British agent and a multi-million concept for one of the main foes.
Naturally the James Bond franchise has come to identify itself with the British Aston Martin luxury supercar marquee – or actually the latter is identified with 007 and that alone might insure the survivability of an automaker that lacks the backing of a major group and thus has to deal with massive losses on its own. Most likely, the most iconic James Bond car is the Aston Martin DB5 used by Sean Connery in Goldfinger. But we can also highlight the underwater capable Lotus Esprit used by Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me, the remote-controlled BMW 750iL sedan from the Pierce Brosnan age or the Ford Mustang Mach 1 used by Connery in 1971 in Diamonds are Forever. Particularly, the Aston Martin DBS has been used through various installments throughout its life – the original back in 1969 when George Lazenby (for one flick only) took charge in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and the contemporary DBS in 2006 and 2008 with Daniel Craig at the helm during Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.