If you love cars then you will surely be a fan of James Bond! This popular movie series which has become a household name across the world was created in 1963. For more than four decades, they never cease to amaze us with technology aided films and the powerful cars they always feature on the movies.
For every one who loves this movie franchise, we can't deny the amount of thrills we get when witnessing the latest set of wheels introduced in their new movies because we know that the featured car will be loaded with the latest gizmos and gadgets. Bond cars might not be the fastest cars in the world, but they make up for it with fantastic effects.
Also, we can't seem to talk about the James Bond series and its exotic cars without mentioning the lead actors who played these roles and rode our favorite cars with ‘class'. They include Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Roger Moore, and George Lazenby. Isn’t it also amazing that each personality just seems to match the automobile he is featured with in the particular film?
Now, let's quickly look at the best James Bond cars, collected by Naijauto.com!
1. Aston Martin DB10
The Aston Martin DB10 was produced by the renowned British auto manufacturer Aston Martin. This car was built particularly for the 2015 James Bond movie “Spectre” when Aston DB10 was celebrating their fifty-year partnership with the Bond film franchise.
Aston Martin DB10 was featured in 2015 James Bond movie “Spectre”
2. Toyota 2000 GT
The Toyota 2000 GT was unveiled in the James Bond movie in 1967. The movie was named “You Only Live Twice”. This car was also the first Japan James Bond car.
This Toyota 2000 GT marked the first Japan James Bond car
3. BMW Z8
In the movie series “World is not Enough” which was released in 1999. The producer introduced a new makeover of BMW Z8 in the movie to their audience and they were not disappointed.
BMW Z8 is also present in 007's garage
4. Aston Martin DBS
The Aston's never seems to hamper the action whenever they are introduced in any James Bond series. In 2006, in the series ‘Casino Royale', this was the introduction of a modern take on James Bond cars. Though there was no gadget equipped with it and the soundtrack was standard.
Aston Martin was a typical name when it comes to James Bond's cars
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5. Lotus Esprit S1
If you remember the 1997 James Bond movie ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, you will agree with us how awesome this car was. This was one of the coolest cars in the series. Reason? Because it can be ridden in anywhere. The land, the air, and the water. It was attested that the underwater version of this car was actually real. It was specially designed for the movie.
Lotus Esprit S1 is rumored to have an underwater version
6. Bentley Mark IV Drophead
“From Russia with love“ was the second movie in the franchise, and in keeping with the Bond tradition set in Ian Fleming’s novels, a Bentley was necessary as the double “0” agent favored the car in the books. The car used was about 30 years old at the time in 1963.
Bentley Mark IV Drophead in 1963
7. Ford Mustang Mach 1
This was the wanna be Bond car both on and off screen. In the film, the 1971 "Diamonds are forever,” the vehicle was Bond girl Tiffany Case’s and her majesty’s loyal spy borrowed it. In real life, Ford Motors, fancying the same boost Bond’s endorsement had worked for other autos, basically crashed the party and bought into the Bond stakes.
This Ford Mustang Mach 1 was a star in 1971
8. Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II
This was the Bond car that graced two of the movies in the series, “Thunderball” where it had a bit part, and 1985 “A view to a kill” where it played a lovely central role. The car was also loaned to Bond by Bond producer, Cubby Broccoli.
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The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II was then loaned to movie producer
9. Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
"I am a serious Bond" Timothy Dalton cruised this vehicle in “The Living Daylights,” 1987. This would not be the first time an Aston Martin was making the cut in a Bond jamboree.
Another Aston Martin that contributed to James Bond's success
10. Ford Fairlane
Well, I guess once Bond gets inside it qualifies as a Bond car, but this gem just took Bond from point a to b without any gizmos. “Die another day,” 2002 is the film.
Ford Fairlane is used in 2002 movie "Die another day"
11. AMC Hornet
The AMC Hornet is the car that got to fly in one of Bond’s most iconic outing, “The man with the golden gun,” 1974. Not just the car, but Christopher Lee’s Scaramanga made it an unforgettable classic.
The AMC Hornet in a movie setting
As long as the Bond franchise endures. It will always be associated with cool cars.