Today film and car enthusiasts alike have been rejoicing with the news that James Bond is making a return to the big screen, bringing with him an exciting new cast and new car.
Aston Martin’s DB10 has been revealed as 007’s vehicle for the movie and it is easy to see why. The car is cool, stylish and the epitome of Bond.
So will the car live up to its predecessors? Let’s take a look at some of the best Bond cars that have come before it.
Bond’s first car was the Sunbeam Alpine, which featured in the film Dr No in 1962. Allegedly, the British-made vehicle was rented from a local owner on the island of Jamaica where the film was made to save on import costs.
Fast-forward to almost 40 years later and the vehicle of choice for 007 was the sleek Aston Martin DBS V12 that was used in the 2006 film Casino Royale. The car wasn’t filled with the usual gadgets the spy was accustomed to but did feature a defibrillator and a spare gun.
In the 1971 movie Diamonds Are Forever, James drove a Ford Mustang Mach 1 through the streets of Las Vegas. The car was used to escape the police in a high-speed chase.
We of course have to mention the most iconic Bond car of all; the Aston Martin DB5 from 1964’s Goldfinger. In the novel, Ian Fleming had Bond driving a different Aston Martin model but the DB5 was the company’s latest creation, that Ken Adam had designed especially for the film, and consequently was used in the film.
The 24th film in the James Bond series is titled ‘Spectre’, and will be hitting the big screen later in the year. There are whispers that a host of other cars will make an appearance in the film including the Fiat 500.
The great news for fans of Bond is that the Fiat 500 can be purchased right now at Arnold Clark. Take a look at the cars latest offers and prices for the Fiat 500.