Besides the gadgets, guns, planes, and women, James Bond is best-known for his amazing taste in cars. Through the years, Bond has driven all manner of cars, ranging from the sporty to the luxurious. Here’s a short list of the top cars James Bond drove.
Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 is the one and only. Bond drove a DB Mark III in the original Goldfinger novel, but the producers of the 1964 film chose to go with something a bit newer. When it made its movie debut, the British luxury grand tourer (GT) was almost brand new, and it reappeared in a series of sequels. Since then, the DB5 has become the most-recognized James Bond vehicle—and one of the most iconic automobiles in cinematic history. And while it hasn’t yet made an appearance in the movies, may we say that the next iteration, the DBX, is a beautiful car we’re hoping to see in future James Bond movies!
Aston Martin DBS
In 1968, a new Bond was introduced, and with this introduction came a new Aston Martin for him to drive. George Lazenby played Agent 007 in the 1969 cult favorite On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, in which the DBS features prominently in some of the plot’s most significant situations. The DBS would also make a cameo appearance in the next film, Diamonds Are Forever, where it was being fitted with rockets in Q’s lab.
V8 Vantage Volante
After a long hiatus, Aston Martin returned to the Bond series for Timothy Dalton’s debut as Bond in 1987’s The Living Daylights. In terms of sheer gadgetry, the V8 Vantage Volante takes the cake: lasers, missiles, tire spikes, outriggers, an all-band police radio receiver, a self-destruct timer, a missile guidance display, and a rocket propulsion system were among this vehicle’s (fictional) features. In No Time to Die, an Aston Martin V8 Saloon appears as a nod to Dalton’s Bond vehicle.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our short list of some of the cars James Bond drove—now why not rewatch the films? They certainly offer a lot of fun for anyone who loves a good bit of action in a car!