James Bond is one of the most iconic film characters of all-time. The James Bond films are still trendy today nearly 60 years after the release of the first film in the franchise. While there are a lot of things to admire about the character, his beautiful luxury car collection is undoubtedly at the top of the list. These are the four best James Bond cars of all-time.
Aston Martin DB5
When it comes to James Bond cars, there is not one more memorable than the Aston Martin DB5. The franchise was starting to boom in popularity when this stunning car was featured in the 1964 film “Goldfinger.” The car was such a big hit with the fans that it was immediately reused for the next film “Thunderball.” After a long break, the Aston Martin DB5 returned in 1995 for “Goldfinger.” Daniel Craig also drove the Aston Martin in Skyfall.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
The Aston Martin brand has become synonymous with James Bond at this point in franchise’s history. It only makes sense that the premier British luxury auto manufacturer is linked to the best British film character of all-time. While nothing will top the DB5, the V8 Vantage from “The Living Daylights” also came close. In addition to having a beautiful design and powerful engine, the V8 Vantage was loaded with fun gadgets that made everyone wish they were a secret agent.
The Lotus Esprit is the only other car to be prominently featured in more than one James Bond film. The Lotus was first used in the 1977 film “The Spy Who Loved Me” and functioned as a submarine. The Espirit returned four years later in “For Your Eyes Only.” With the franchise stepping away from comedy, the second Lotus Esprit was only used as a stunning piece of land transportation by James Bond.
It is impossible to mention the best James Bond cars without honouring the vehicle that started it all. The Sunbeam Alpine became the first exotic car driven by James Bond when it was featured in the franchise’s first film “Dr. No.” The Alpine had a refined elegance that correctly displayed the personality of James Bond to the new audience.