James Bond has some pretty sweet gadgets, that much we know. But he is also iconic when it comes to cars, and over the years he’s had some real classics. Here’s a look through the top 5 cars Q has been able to whip up for 007:
5) BMW 750il – Tomorrow Never Dies
Sure it’s not a looker, but they can’t all be. This one more than makes up for it with a missile launcher sun roof, steel spikes that drop out of the back bumper, a conveniently placed buzz saw, ideal for cutting through ropes placed at just the right height.
Oh and did I mention it was remote controlled?! Every boy’s dream growing up (other than to actually be James Bond) was to have the coolest remote control car of all time. 007 get’s to live out all the dreams, the lucky bugger.
4) The Tank – Goldeneye
Ok, so yeah this wasn’t designed by Q branch and isn’t exactly a car but it makes the list because it’s a goddamn tank. Short of being a transformer (we’ll get to that later) it’s pretty much the coolest way you could hope to get around/smash your way through St Petersberg. This one doesn’t really have any gadgets but we feel the need to remind you that it’s James Bond driving a tank. Good luck world.
3) Lotus Esprit S1 – The Spy Who Loved Me
Remember playing with your action figures as a kid? You had Optimus Prime duking it out with James Bond who more than likely was mounted on a dinosaur (I wish) and you thought how awesome it would be if there was a crossover? Well this is the closest you’re ever going to get, that’s right, Michael Bay keep your grubby mitts off.
As 007 drives away from the heavy fire of a machine totting helicopter he crashes into the water before the car flips back it’s wheels and transforms into a submarine! It’s not the sleekest bit of kit out there but you sure as hell will never need to catch a ferry again.
2) Aston Martin V12 Vanquish – Die Another Day
This is where stuff gets serious. Two words every boy loves to hear, other than ice cream, are invisibility button! The Vanquish had two things going for it, the first being that it is a stunning looking car, the second would be the ability to activate “adaptive camoflage” aka go invisible at the press of a button.
The only downside is you need a particularly good memory to know where you parked it, but other than that this is one pretty sweet ride.
1) Aston Martin DB5 – Goldfinger, Thunderball
If someone could take the word classy and somehow fashion it into a car it would be the DB5. Even without the gadgets this would top the list purely for being one of the most iconic cars in the world, deservedly so.
Needless to say it comes with an ejector seat, tire slashing wheels, a bulletproof shield, machine gun headlights and smoke and oil slick sprayers out of the back. This is the dream car. And no one can rock it quite so stylishly as Mr. Bond.