Some of the most classic automobiles of Bond have left an enduring impression upon the fans.
James Bond movies are enthralling for several reasons, but the majority of the Bond fans are always eager for the new release to find out what car the legendary agent will be driving. 007 movies were first featured in theatres in the year 1962, and since then, the Bond movies displayed several dozen cars with diverse features to depict pulse-pounding chase scenes. Some of the most classic automobiles of Bond have left an enduring impression upon the fans. So, let us have a look at some of the iconic cars that had featured in the 007 films.
Aston Martin DB5
Over the years Aston Martin has become virtually synonymous with 007, and undoubtedly the films depict the long-time friendship between the automobile brand and Bond. Time has revealed that Aston Martin DB5 has emerged as a legend in the movies as well as in the world of automobile. The Aston Martin DB5 featured in the 1964’s movie named Goldfinger, and the car earned sensational fame after it. The exceptional features of the car that were designed for the film included an ejector seat, machine guns, and revolving license plates. The esteemed car also appeared in the subsequent 007 films: Tomorrow Never Dies, GoldenEye, Thunderball, Skyfall, and Casino Royale.
Lotus Esprit S1
The only car that can challenge the iconic duo of Bond and Aston Martins is the Lotus Esprit S1. This spectacular car featured in 1977’s movie “The Spy Who Loved Me” and it depicted the most memorable chase scene in the history of Bond films. The Lotus Esprit S1 was armed impressively and it possessed the capability of transforming into a submersible watercraft. The appearance of the car was so majestic, that the Esprit received orders in advance for the coming three years, right after the movie premiered.
Toyota 2000GT is recognized as the first incredible Japanese supercar that featured in the 1967 movie named “You Only Live Twice”. However, this spectacular car didn’t belong to Bond, it was rather driven by an agent of the Japanese Government named Aki. This automobile was the first foray of Toyota into the world of sports-cars. Originally the Toyota 2000GT was designed as a coupe, but a special custom convertible model was created for the movie because Sean Connery failed to fit into the incapacious sports car. The Toyota 2000GT played a significant role in the movie and the story of how the car got there is very riveting.
Can you now decide which is your favorite Bond car?