The James Bond movie franchise has always been as much about the gadgets as it has been about the superspy himself. And the cars, of course, are Bond’s best toys of all. Here are four of the finest.
ASTON MARTIN V12 VANQUISH
Bond film: Die Another Day
Claim to fame: Thanks to Q, the Aston’s standard equipment includes forward-firing rockets, an assortment of guns, a front passenger ejector seat and even a cloaking device for some stealth motoring.
Engine: 5935cc V12, 466bhp
Bond film: The World Is Not Enough
Claim to fame: The retro roadster marked the end of a three-movie product placement deal with BMW, which started with the Z3 in GoldenEye.
Engine: 4941cc V8, 400bhp
Bond film: The Spy Who Loved Me
Claim to fame: A low-slung, mid-engine sports car for both driving and scuba diving – what more could James Bond ask for?
Engine: 1973cc inline-4, 160bhp
ASTON MARTIN DB5
Bond film: Goldfinger
Claim to fame: As the star car in one of the first Bond blockbusters, the DB5 single-handedly made Aston Martin synonymous with Agent 007.
Engine: 3955cc inline-6, 282bhp