These cars are just as incredible as the man who drives it, but which beauty is truly worthy of Bond’s attention? Here’s a list of the best cars James Bond has ever owned, selected from over 50 years of Bond’s filmography.
1. Ford Mustang Mach 1 (featured in Diamonds are Forever)
Bond is a man who knows how to wield power with grace. This Ford is best known for appearing in the Steve McQueen movie Bullet, but it’s Bond who effortlessly pulls off a two-wheel stunt in a narrow alleyway, and uses the car to its full potential.
2. Aston Martin DBS V12 (featured in Casino Royale)
The V12 is an outright beast of a car. Ushering in a new era of Bond films, in Casino Royale, Bond came back cool and without the ridiculous gadgets that made the past movies a bit silly.
3. Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante (featured in The Living Daylights)
Outfitted with lasers to cut the frame of a car and missiles with a high-tech windshield display, this car has every gadget a superspy can ask for. New Bond Timothy Dalton even acts all nonchalant, downplaying all the crazy maneuvers this car can pull off, and it doesn’t end here – the car can even ski. The car also has a timeless design.
4. Lotus Esprit S1 (featured in The Spy Who Loved Me)
Besides its cool sharp look, there’s one feature that sets it apart from the rest of the cars Bond has ever driven. While under pursuit by a helicopter, and with a Bond girl next to him panicking, Bond simply goes to the only safe space left – under the sea. The car’s underwater transformation into a submarine epitomizes Bond’s gadgets and smoothness.
5. Aston Martin DB5 (featured in Goldfinger)
Also appearing in Thunderball, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and the final battle in Skyfall, this is undoubtedly the most iconic James Bond car, packed with the most badass gadgets you can think of. It exudes pure class with its sleek curves, and has plenty of horsepower to back it up.
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