James Bond Cars

This is far from a complete list of James Bond cars, but it does include some of the most memorable vehicles from the films, including the famous Aston Martin DB5 that took six weeks to outfit with gadgets for Goldeneye. Read now for photos and facts of the most recognizable James Bond cars, from the Lotus Esprit from Spy Who Loved Me to the Jaguar XKR from the chase scene in Die Another Day.

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James Bond movies have always had a flair for the extravagant, and the cars driven by the mysterious spy are no exception. There have been multiple high end cars used in the various movies, outfitted with special gadgetry, or utilized just the way they were made.

This is far from a complete list of James Bond cars, but it does include some of the most memorable vehicles in the franchise. Aston Martin is a common brand, but every movie has something a little different.

Aston Martin DB5

This is the most recognizable James Bond car, and has been in the most movies, beginning with Goldfinger and coming back again in Thunderball, GoldenEye, Casino Royale, and Tomorrow Never Dies. The DB5 was a
first-production model, and required 6 weeks to transform it into the car used in the movies.

Lotus Esprit S1

Used in the The Spy Who Loved Me, the Lotus Esprit S1 was the car that turned into a submarine. There were 7 body shells for the underwater scenes, but only one road-worthy car. This car was later scrapped and then renovated to bring it back to life by the Ian Fleming Foundation.

AMC Hornet

In a break from tradition, this car became a favorite action scene, as it chased a Matador X Coupe, another model from AMC. The car did a complete roll crossing the river and landed upright, a feat
that was performed in a single take. The car had to be widened in order to perform the stunt, and was actually driven by a stunt man in the center of the vehicle.

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II

The personal car of Cubby Broccoli was used in A View to a Kill. This legendary car is a challenge to navigate through narrow drives, and was driven by Patrick Macnee as Sir Godfrey Tibbet.

Mercury Cougar XR7

Another American car, the Mercury Cougar XR7, was used in the 1969 classic, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The car used a 428 Cobra Jet with Ram Air induction, performing some amazing chase scenes.

Aston Martin V8 Volante

The car used in The Living Daylight was actually the personal car of Victor Gauntlett, Chairman and co-owner of the company at the time. Rocket boosters, outriggers and other gadgets were special effects, not part of the actual car.

Jaguar XKR

Die Another Day features a chase scene pitting this XKR against another Aston Martin. Driven by one of “the bad guys,” this car was equipped with heavy artillery, heat-seeking missiles and more, all used in an attempt to take down Agent 007.

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