Ever wondered what makes James Bond, Britain’s topmost sleuth, the envy of men and the ultimate desire of all women? Well, agreed, this slick spy got has got insanely high levels of charm, savvy gadgets, sharp suits, snarky one-liners, a debonair demeanor, high-life and a license to kill and thrill. But it’s his impeccable taste in cars that makes him what he is — the much adored 007. Faster, sleeker and sexier — it surely takes more than just power to make a quintessential Bond car. Listed below are some of his favorite hot wheels that will ignite your boyhood automobile fantasies.
1964 Aston Martin DB5 – Goldfinger, GoldenEye, Thunderball, Tomorrow Never Dies and Casino Royale
Bond’s fixation with Aston Martin is legendary. The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 has starred in as many as five Bond movies till date and has more screen time to its credit than the sultriest looking Bond girl. From machine guns to champagne cooler to ejector seat, the custom-made 1964 Aston Martin DB5, especially fashioned for Sean Connery in ‘Goldfinger’, is enough to make you drop your jaws in wonder.
1976 Lotus Esprit Series I – The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only
The classic white Series I Lotus Esprit is yet another awe-inspiring Bond car that has inspired iconic cars like Lamborghini Countach and Lancia Stratos. From generating fins to getting transformed into a submarine, the car accomplished several inconceivable feats.
1997 750iL – Tomorrow Never Dies
The luxurious 750iL was a far cry from the sportier hot wheels that Bond’s so accustomed to. It was equipped with hands-free option – remote control capability using a mobile phone. Plus, it boasted of re-inflating tires and rockets, meant for that easy getaway.
2006 Aston Martin DBS – Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace
One of the most stunning looking and “lifesaving” Bond cars ever to hit the screens, the Aston Martin DBS, with its understated elegance, is a car worth dying for. One surprising thing about it was that it came with no frill and fancies. It had no special gadgets but secret compartments instead that held his deadly Walther P99, and an emergency med kit.