To celebrate the release of the latest James Bond film, Spectre, our resident car enthusiast and social media addict Carolanne asked, ‘What’s your favourite Bond car?’ on Twitter.
These are the top five Bond cars you voted for.
Is your favourite on the list?
Aston Martin DB5 as featured in Goldfinger (1964)
The most popular car on Twitter was the Aston Martin DB5, featured in the 1964 film Goldfinger, though it also went on to feature in Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall and can be seen briefly in the Spectre trailer.
The DB5 is one of the most recognisable Bond cars, and was released as a luxury grand tourer in 1963 by Aston Martin. The car is famous for its gadgets including a revolving license plate, an ejecting seat, water canons, machine guns, a tyre-shredding blade, a radar scanner and smoke screen.
Toyota2000 GT as featured in You Only Live Twice (1967)
The Toyota 2000 GT convertible was featured in Sean Connery film You Only Live Twice. The film is based heavily in Japan and was mainly driven by Bond’s girlfriend Aki. Only two prototypes were made especially for the film, no others were made. Reportedly, it is Daniel Craig’s favourite car from the franchise.
Lotus Espirit S1 as featured in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Undoubtedly remembered due to its unique feature of converting into a submarine, the Lotus Espirit S1 was featured in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me, driven by Roger Moore. The vehicle is a sports car built by Lotus in the United Kingdom and was featured in a long chase sequence on the Italian island of Sardinia. The car was known by Bond as ‘Little Nellie’ and along with being amphibious, it was fitted with cannons that spray cement onto vehicles, a missile launched from its rear deck and torpedoes shot from the front grille. In submersible mode, Bond was able to navigate the car with a small periscope, enabling him to drive at top speed, even underwater!
Aston Martin DBS V12 as featured in Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008)
The Aston Martin DBS V12 was first featured in the Daniel Craig film, Casino Royale in 2006. It was actually featured in the film due to a product placement deal with Aston Martin’s parent company Ford. In stark comparison to the Aston Martin
DB5 in Goldfinger, the only gadgets this car has is a field medical kit and a spare gun. The car is later destroyed during Bond’s pursuit of Le Chiffre.
BMW 750iL as featured in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The only Pierce Brosnan film featured on this list, the BMW 750iL was a member of the BMW 7 series of luxury, manufactured by the German BMW. What makes this car so unique is that it can be controlled via a mobile phone, a feature that Bond uses to drive the car from the backseat during the parking lot chase sequence. The car also has a number of gadgets including tear gas, a reinforced chassis, a rocket launcher and re-inflating tyres!