THE TOP CARS OF THE NEW JAMES BOND FILM
No Time To Die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, and the final one starring Daniel Craig as 007, finally premieres on October 8th, 2021 after delays due to the cornavirus pandemic. But finally we picked out the biggest and best cars to lookout for in the spotlight. There are some old and some classics, but you can find them all out here!
1. Aston Martin DB5
It’s arguably the most famous film car of all time, and Bond’s silver Aston Martin DB5 is back in a leading role in No Time To Die. While the legendary Aston Martin met a bullet-ridden end in Skyfall (2012), Bond was reunited with the restored machine at the end of Spectre (2015).
This time around the DB5 is in the thick of the action, with the pre-release trailers showing Bond being chased around the city of Matera in southern Italy, with Bond shooting his way out of trouble using front gatling guns and deploying a smoke screen to mask his escape... we think every Aston Martin should come this way now!
2. Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Another Aston returnee to the James Bond franchise is a mid-1980s V8 Vantage, previously seen in The Living Daylights (1987), when Bond was played by Timothy Dalton. Information about its appearance is scarce, apart from a clip in one trailer where Craig exits the car in London, though it was spotted in Norway for filming.
We’ve missed the old V8, and what better way to signal an impending dust-up than by rolling out Dalton’s rather delightful brute in a suit. Please try and bring this one back in one piece, 007.
3. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
A newcomer to the franchise is Aston’s latest flagship, the DBS Superleggera. Little information is known about its use, aside from a brief clip of one performing a J-turn, while ‘new’ 007 Nomi is also seen driving a DBS. Forget chewing up the scenery, the DBS will almost definitely chew up its rear tires. And fuel.
4. Aston Martin Valhalla
Even less is known about the appearance of Aston Martin’s new mid-engined hypercar. It has been spotted during the film’s production but the 950hp AMG V8-powered two-seater’s role is still a secret, since its only appearance in any of the film trailers has been but a brief glimpse in a dark wind tunnel shot with Bond’s boss, M, standing in front of it.
5. Land Rover Defender
The new Land Rover Defender has been a key part of the promotion of No Time To Die, so much so that a special edition model has been released to tie in with the film.
The Defender V8 Bond Edition gets an all-black makeover outside, aside from bright blue brake calipers, special 007 badging and 22-inch black alloy wheels. It’s limited to 300 examples and looks smashing!
6. Range Rover Sport SVR
As with the Defender, the supercharged Range Rover Sport flagship has been a star of the pre-release trailers leading up to No Time To Die’s release. Special behind-the-scenes clips have shown two SVRs in a chase along dirt roads, with both cars launching into the scenery to meet their demise. This British made vehicle will play a big role in the upcoming film and fly to new heights... literally.
7. Maserati Quattroporte
The bad guys in recent Bond films seem to be dished out with Italian wheels. Back in Casino Royale (2006), Daniel Craig’s first chase scene featured him in a DBS being chased by Alfa Romeo 159s. This time around, we’ve seen them driving fourth-generation Maserati Quattroportes in pursuit of the famous DB5 on Italian city streets.
8. Jaguar XF
Yes, that is an XF, this screengrab suggesting some form of mild disagreement and harsh exchange of words between the driver of the so-called ‘Aston Martin DB5’ and the Jag. One suspects the driver of said XF might later retire and rethink one's life choices following deployment of mini-guns!
9. Triumph Scrambler
Yep, it’s the bike doing that simply extraordinary jump up a flight of stairs, seemingly bound for the moon. It may not be a supercar, but it is doing super big things in the new film!
We can not wait for this movie to come out, and know it will not disappoint!