Cars with Leading Roles in James Bond Movies
James Bond movies will never be complete without beautiful women, impressive weaponry and astounding cars. Of course, being a spy and all, he needs to drive a vehicle that’s amazing enough to attract women, and fast enough to escape the bad guys.
Aston Martin DB5
There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind why this car made it to James Bond movies. With its sleek appearance and powerful engine, the DB5 definitely deserves a starring role, along with James Bond himself. Using the car for the movie, however, wasn’t always easy peasy and required a lot of arm twisting. But after all the fuss, the Aston Martin DB5 made appearances in other different movies, including Skyfall.
This car starred in the 1999 Bond movie, The World Is Not Enough, where it got the most painful ending. Painful, in a sense, that it looked too good to be sliced in half by a helicopter. But it’s not like blowing it up provides a better option. The car was equipped with all the features that make it impressive, and a side rocket launcher.
Lotus Esprit S1
The Lotus Esprit S1 puts in an appearance on The Spy Who Loved Me. Remember the car that transformed into a submarine and comes complete with a periscope? Yes, that was the S1. It was also equipped with cannons that spray cement, missiles on the rear deck, and wheel arches that turn into fins. A car coming out of from the sea and on to a beach was an unforgettable scene in this 1977 movie. It’s not everyday you see this happen, anyway.
There were plenty of amazing cars that appeared in James Bond movies, all of which have certain things in common — sleek and powerful. Aston Martin, however, seems to be a favorite manufacturer, as several of its models was chosen as James Bond’s ride.