The Most Iconic James Bond Cars

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James Bond is known for his beautiful women and drop dead gorgeous cars. With the new James Bond movie, Spectre, coming out a week from Friday, it made us want to take a trip down his luxurious memory lane. Here are the most iconic Bond cars from 1962 to now.

1962 Dr. No / Sunbeam Alpine Series II

We can’t neglect to post the first ever James Bond car on our list of the most iconic cars. British-made, this pioneer vehicle captured audience attention with its high speed chase scene involving a hearse—as did Sean Connery’s good looks.

1964 Goldfinger / Aston Martin DB5

In the third James Bond film, his loyal relationship with Aston Martins was forged forever. Although many different models would follow, Aston Martins became a James Bond staple—taking the leading vehicular role in 11 films, over the course of 50 years.

1967 You Only Live Twice / Toyota 2000 GT

This custom convertible starred alongside another Aston Martin and it’s blazing red paint job stole the scene. As one of Japan’s most famous vehicles, it will also go down in history as a top Bond car.

1977 The Spy Who Loved Me / Lotus Esprit

Bond shocked theaters with his car that was also a submarine. Only in Hollywood, right? This car really could do it all to get away from the bad guys and help Bond save the day.

1981 For Your Eyes Only / Lotus S Turbo

This type of sports car starred in three James Bond films, but this particular model became iconic when its white predecessor exploded outside Bond’s hotel. This red car was “rebuilt” by Q after that cringe-worthy mishap.

1987 The Living Daylights / Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Known as one of Bond’s most masculine cars, this Aston Martin was a showstopper with its modern look and gunmetal paint job. Packed with gadgets that only a spy could use, this car was an audience favorite.

2015 Spectre / Aston Martin DB10

The Bond franchise has grown so big that this Aston Martin was built especially for the film. In fact, 10 Aston Martin DB10’s were built for auction and stunt purposes. With top speeds of 190 mph, 0-64mph in 4.7 seconds, this is truly a Bond-worthy vehicle. Unfortunately for luxury/sport car enthusiasts, this model won’t ever be produced for sale to the general public.

 

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