The Coolest 007 Cars in the James Bond Franchise
July 24, 2018
What are the most iconic cars in the 007 filmographies?
- Aston Martin DB5
- Toyota 2000 GT
- Ford Mustang Mach1
- Lotus Esprit S1
- Renault 11 TXE
When it comes to boosting car aesthetics and performance, whether it’s a complete automotive makeover or a simple upgrade to a muffler for sale here in the Philippines or anywhere else in the world, there is nothing that truly captures the spirit of how cool car mechanics can be quite like the James Bond films.
The timeless formula for what makes the James Bond films such classics would be utterly incomplete without the incorporation of some of the world’s most stylish and powerful cars complete with zany gadgets and gizmos fresh from the secret laboratories of Q.
Let’s take a look at some of the most excellent cars to ever grace the James Bond universe:
Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger (1964)
We’ve mentioned this awesome car quite a few times here on the site, cars have always been an intrinsic subject and element in cinema, but the Aston Martin DB5 simply had a screen presence like no other. For many people, this is the first car that comes to mind when thinking of the James Bond movies.
In fact, this car is so influential and deeply associated with the 007 films that it made more appearances in Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale.
Toyota 2000 GT from You Only Live Twice (1967)
This car was called the first Japanese supercar. Worldwide audiences were first introduced to this striking vehicle when James Bond met Aki on the streets of Tokyo. Only 300 Toyota GTs were ever made, although they were never really convertibles, the movie version of the car was turned into one because Sean Connery was too tall!
Ford Mustang Mach1 from Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Easily one of the most insane Bond car-chase moments. This Mustang looked so killer as it sped through the colorful alleys of Las Vegas as the police try and catch Bond. Another fun fact is that this is also the car from Steve McQueen’s Bullitt (another established Roberts favorite).
Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
As far as gadgets and cartoonish features are concerned, this is definitely on the top of the 007 list. In The Spy Who Loved Me, the Lotus Esprit actually turns into a submarine! In all its cheesy but awesome glory and the stunning Barbara Bach in the passenger seat, the iconic essence of Bond espionage adventure was forever cemented in film history.
Renault 11 TXE from A View to A Kill (1985)
Although this one may not be a powerful sport or affluent luxury vehicle by any means, this hatchback variation of the saloon Renault 9 is definitely deserving of a spot on the list of greatest Bond cars. Seeing Roger Moore maneuver this box-type vehicle through the busy streets of Paris while being chased by the legendary May Day (Grace Jones) is nothing short of jaw-dropping wildness at its classiest and timeless.
The world of cars and car upgrade is definitely cool, whether it’s a fresh new set of wheels or a muffler for sale here in the Philippines if you are looking to get into the spirit of boosting your car design and performance, the James Bond filmography is definitely a great place to start!