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Cars are of great importance to the James Bond movies and to the car manufacturer that unveils their new car in the movie. In reverse chronological order, here are all the James Bond Cars.

Aston Martin DBS V12

2006- Present
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Summary: Built by UK manufacturer Aston Martin, this car is part of the 3 movie deal. During filming of Casino Royale the car was unavailable so they used a cosmetically modified DB9, but the centre of gravity was so low the crew was forced to increase the ramp height to 4 times the original, but it still refused to roll without flattening out mid-air. After installing a nitrogen air cannon, the car rolled 7 1/2 times, breaking the world record.

Specs:
  • 6.0 Liter v12
  • 510 horsepower
  • 420 lb ft torque
  • 3750 lbs
  • Carbon-fiber body
  • 0-60 in 4.3 seconds
  • Uses vented carbon ceramic brakes discs to reduce weight by 28lbs
  • $265,000 MSRP
Gadgets:
Satellite linkup, emergency medical kit including various anti-toxins and a defibrillator.
Aston Martin DBS V12 - James Bond Wiki

Aston Martin Vanquish

2002
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Summary: A grand tourer, built for distance, the Aston Martin Vanquish was built in 2001 and discontinued in 2007 for the DBS featured in future bond films. This car was named the 3rd best film car ever according to Uniroyal.

Specs:
  • 5.9 Liter v12
  • 460 horsepower
  • 400 lb ft torque
  • 4045 lbs
  • 6 speed clutchless tranny
  • 0-60 in 4.4 seconds
  • $220,000 MSRP
Gadgets:
Invisibility camouflage, forward firing auto-tracking dual shotguns, ejector seat, ice-traction spikes, heat-seeking missiles.



BMW Z8

1999
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Summary: This was the 3rd movie in a 3 movie product placement deal with BMW. The engine is located behind the front axle, resulting in near perfect 50/50 weight distribution. It was tested by Car and Driver and found to outperform the Ferrari 360 Modena in acceleration, handling and braking.

Specs:
  • 4.9 Liter 32 Valve V8
  • 400 horsepower
  • 363 lb ft torque
  • 3600 lbs
  • 0-60 in 4.2 seconds
  • All aluminum chassis and body
  • $128,000 MSRP
Gadgets:
Titanium plating, surface-to-air missiles, remote control (via keychain), infra-red tracking, high-sensitivity eavesdropping.


BMW 750il

1997
This Bond Car Featured in:
Summary: The only 4-door driven by Bond (and fittingly so, since one of the memorable scenes in Tomorrow Never Dies has Bond driving the car by remote from the back seat).

Specs:
  • 5.4 Liter v12
  • 322 horsepower
  • 361 lb ft torque
  • $91,000 MSRP
Gadgets:
Remote control (via Bond's cellphone), electric-shock burglar safeguard, bulletproof (and sledgehammer-proof) glass, security glovebox, GPS voice assist, cable-cutter, forward-firing rockets, tear-gas ejector, anti-tire spikes, self-inflating tires.


BMW Z3

1995
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Summary: The Z3 was BMW's first crack at a roadster. Its appearance in GoldenEye was the car's world debut, and the Z3 remained in production through 2002.

Specs:
  • 1.9 Liter I4
  • 138 horsepower
  • 133 lb ft torque
  • $28,750 MSRP
Gadgets:
Satellite linkup, image scanner & printer.

James Bond Cars Throughout History - James Bond Wiki

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

1987
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Summary: The V8 Vantage was introduced by Aston Martin in 1977 as Britain's premier high-performance car. In The Living Daylights, Bond's Vantage Volante starts out as a convertible, before being "winterized" into a hardtop (with plenty of ice-specific gadgetry) by Q.

Specs:
  • 5.3 Liter v8
  • 400 horsepower
  • 592 lb ft torque
  • 0-60 in 5.4 seconds
Gadgets:
Ice-traction spikes, outrigger skis, bulletproof windows, forward firing missiles, side-firing laser, rocket booster, self-destruct.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

Lotus Esprit Turbo

1981
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Summary: Introduced in 1980, the Esprit Turbo worked its way into the Bond franchise in For Your Eyes Only by replacing the original Esprit (from The Spy Who Loved Me) after its untimely self-destruction. Upon seeing his new Esprit Turbo for the first time, Bond remarks to Q, "I see you managed to get the Lotus back together again."

Specs:
  • 2.2 Liter Slant Four
  • 210 horsepower
  • 200 lb ft torque
  • 2,690 lbs
  • 0-60 in 5.6 seconds
Gadgets:
Unknown. Most likely the same assortment of gadgetry as its predecessor, the Lotus Esprit. We do know this Bond car had some gadgetry, though, as Bond pointedly warns Luigi Ferrara not to "play with any of the switches."

James Bond Cars Throughout History - James Bond Wiki

Lotus Esprit

1977-1981
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Summary: The unique look of the Lotus Esprit comes from the mind of Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. The car's wedge-shaped design lent itself perfectly to Q's most audacious bit of vehicular gadgetery: a car that transforms into a submarine.

Specs:
  • 2.0 Liter Slant Four
  • 160 horsepower
  • 2,690 lbs
  • 0-60 in 6.8 seconds
Gadgets:
Rear-firing windshield grease, submarine conversion, surface-to-air missiles, depth charges, inkscreen, forward-firing underwater explosive harpoons, automatic self-destruct.
Lotus Espirt Bond Car

Aston Martin DBS

1969
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Summary: A new Bond, a new car. With the introduction of George Lazenby to the series, they also replaced Connery's DB5 with the new DBS. Unlike the DB5, Lazenby's version didn't appear to have any of Q's gadgetry installed.

Specs:
  • 4.0 Liter Straight-6
  • 282 horsepower
  • 288 lb ft torque
  • 3,760 lbs

Gadgets:
Unknown. Sadly, it appears that this model did not have bulletproof windows -- if it had, they might have spared the life of Mrs. Bond, Tracy di Vicenzo.
James Bond Cars Throughout History - James Bond Wiki

Aston Martin DB5

1964-1995
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Summary: The original, the classic. Bond's DB5 first appeared in Goldfinger, and remained his standard car throughout Connery's run (although after Goldfinger the car never actually left England again). The DB5 reappeared as Bond's personal car (complete with a champagne chiller where the defense controls used to be in GoldenEye).

Specs:
  • 4.0 Liter I6
  • 282 horsepower
  • 288 lb ft torque
  • 3,310 lbs
  • 0-60 in 8.1 seconds
  • £4,248 MSRP

Gadgets:
Passenger ejector seat, rotating license plates, front-firing machine guns, bulletproof windows, rear bulletproof shield, rear-firing water jets, oil slick, smoke screen, homing-beacon tracker, tire-piercing blades.
Aston Martin DB5 Bond Car

You may notice some cars missing that Bond drove. For this list, we didn't include cars that were not his (i.e. stolen, rented, or borrowed). To see more of the cars used in the James Bond series, check out the James Bond Cars section.





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