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The Iconic Cars of James Bond: A Journey Through the 007 Garage and what Granville oil would he have used

Everyone’s favourite Martini drinker - James Bond, the quintessential British spy created by Ian Fleming, is renowned for his suave demeanour, sharp wit, and impeccable taste in cars. Over the decades, 007 has driven some of the most iconic and luxurious vehicles, each equipped with an array of gadgets that would make any car enthusiast's heart race. Let's take a tour through 5 of the James Bond's cars.

 1. Lotus Esprit S1


Featured in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), the Lotus Esprit S1 is another standout in the Bond car lineup. This vehicle's claim to fame is its ability to transform into a submarine, navigating both land and sea with equal finesse. Its aquatic capabilities were highlighted in a thrilling chase scene that showcased the car’s versatility and the creativity of Bond's Q Branch.

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2. BMW Z3

The BMW Z3 marked a new era for Bond vehicles in "GoldenEye" (1995). Although its screen time was brief, the Z3 left a lasting impression with its stylish design and high-tech features, including stinger missiles and a self-destruct system. This car represented Bond’s transition into the modern automotive world of the 1990s.

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3. Aston Martin V8 Vantage

In "The Living Daylights" (1987), Bond drove the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, another classic from the British automaker. This car was equipped with an array of gadgets like lasers, rocket propulsion, and retractable skis, making it an all-terrain vehicle suited for Bond's high-stakes missions.

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4. BMW 750iL

"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) saw Bond behind the wheel of a BMW 750iL, notable for its remote control capabilities. Bond controlled the car using his cell phone, navigating through a parking garage while evading enemies. This scene highlighted the increasing role of technology in Bond’s arsenal.

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5. Aston Martin DBS V12

The Aston Martin DBS V12 made its debut in "Casino Royale" (2006) and appeared again in "Quantum of Solace" (2008). This car, embodying power and sophistication, was involved in some of the most intense chase scenes in Bond history. It featured advanced weaponry and defensive systems, reflecting the modern Bond's reliance on state-of-the-art technology.

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James Bond's cars are more than just vehicles; they are an extension of his character. Each car, with its unique blend of style, performance, and gadgetry, has contributed to the legend of 007.

Article first published Wednesday 19th Jun 2024 08:30:00