James Bond Cars
James Bond movies have always had a flair for the extravagant, and the cars driven by the mysterious spy are no exception. There have been multiple high end cars used in the various movies, outfitted with special gadgetry, or utilized just the way they were made. This is far from a complete list of the cars of James Bond, but it does include some of the most memorable vehicles that have been used. Aston Martin is a common brand, but every movie has something a little different.
Aston Martin DB5
This car has been in the most James Bond movies, beginning with Goldfinger and coming back again in Thunderball, GoldenEye, Casino Royale and Tomorrow Never Dies. This vehicle was a first-production model, and required 6 weeks to transform it into the car used in the movies.
Lotus Esprit S1
Used in the The Spy Who Loved Me, the Lotus Esprit S1 was the car that turned into a submarine. There were 7 body shells for the underwater scenes, but only one road-worthy car. This car was later scrapped and then renovated to bring it back to life by the Ian Fleming Foundation.
In a break from tradition, this car became a favorite action scene, as it chased a Matador X Coupe, another model from AMC. The car did a complete roll crossing the river and landed upright, a feat that was performed in a single take. The car had to be widened in order to perform the stunt, and was actually driven by a stunt man in the center of the vehicle.
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II
The personal car of Cubby Broccoli was used in A View to a Kill. This legendary car is a challenge to navigate through narrow drives, and was driven by Patrick Macnee as Sir Godfrey Tibbet.
Mercury Cougar XR7
Another American car, the Mercury Cougar XR7, was used in the 1969 classic, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The car used a 428 Cobra Jet with Ram Air induction, performing some amazing chase scenes.
Aston Martin V8 Volante
The car used in The Living Daylight was actually the personal car of Victor Gauntlett, Chairman and co-owner of the company at the time. Rocket boosters, outriggers and other gadgets were special effects, not part of the actual car.
Die Another Day features a chase scene pitting this XKR against another Aston Martin. Driven by one of "the bad guys," this car was equipped with heavy artillery, heat-seeking missiles and more, all used in an attempt to take down Agent 007.