Every Aston Martin Model James Bond Drives (and the Best)

Of all James Bond's gadgets, none are as iconic as his Aston Martin spy car, and Q has launched several different models.

Aside from his charisma and athleticism, the famed secret agent known as James Bond wouldn't be complete without his iconic Aston Martin spy car, and has been around for decades , the iconic vehicle has taken on many different forms. Agent 007 has an arsenal of weapons and gadgets ranging from laser watches to explosive tubes of toothpaste, but none come close to the iconic weaponized car. Throughout the James Bond series, Aston Martins have appeared in so many different models that it speaks volumes for the fact that 007 loves to ride in style.

As the James Bond films progressed, 007 has driven other spy cars besides Aston Martins - he has been seen driving a Rolls-Royce, BMW, Bentley, and even a Ford. However, given its archetypal nature, the series has always found a way to reunite James Bond with his Aston Martin in some way, shape or form, regardless of the actor playing the role. Here's a complete list of Aston Martin models featured in the James Bond films.

The 1963 Aston Martin DB5

Beginning with Sean Connery's original portrayal of the 007, Aston Martin's first model The recommended one is DB5. This car is undoubtedly the most recognizable vehicle, not to mention one of the most recognizable cars in movie history. After making its debut in the 1964 Connery film Goldfinger, the DB5 has appeared in a total of nine films, including Thunderbolt, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Spectre, and Most recently, 2021 has no time to die.

The DB5 was both iconic and deadly. Like most of 007's cars, it was upgraded by Q, Bond's inventor friend introduced in Dr. No. Like any car driven by a secret agent, this one is packed with tons of high-tech gear and weapons. It has front-mounted machine guns and tire cutters on the wheels for offensive capabilities, as well as oil slicks and smoke screens for defense. Other gadgets include a GPS tracking system, ballistic armor, ejection seats, and of course, rotating license plates. Essentially, it has everything a good spy needs to perform at his best on the battlefield.

The 1968 Aston Martin DBS

The next article is from George Lazenby, the next James Bond after Connery. Appearing in his only Bond film, In Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969, the DBS model Aston Martin not only did a good job of distinguishing Lazenby from Connery, but also did a good job of recalling his predecessor and his legendary performance. Unfortunately, unlike the DB5, the DBS is less tech-heavy as it doesn't come with as many gadgets as it did before. That's not to say it doesn't have anything, though, as it does pack a sniper rifle in the glove box.

The 1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

Turning to Timothy Dalton's depiction of 007, the next listed Aston Martin is somewhat a combination of the previous two. The V8 Vantage Volante from Dalton's 1987 debut film, The Living Days, included as many weapons as Connery's DB5, while retaining the darker paint job of Lazenby's DBS. This little figure features even more newer gadgets, including lasers, missiles, jet propulsion, and self-destruct capabilities. It also has equipment tailored specifically for the environment Dalton's Bond deploys in, as it has retractable ski runs perfect for traversing the snowy landscape of the Alps while dodging KGB agents.

The 2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

Aston Martin gets a sleeker update in Pierce Brosnan's last James Bond film, 2002's Die Another Day. 007's past few rides have featured unique features, such as remote control or transformation into a personal submarine. In the case of the V12 Vanquish, it's called the V12 "Vanish" by Die Another Day's Q (played by John Cleese) because it has a special stealth technology that makes the car invisible. Plus, the car has its own special cat-and-mouse chase, as Zhao, the main henchman of film villain Gustav Graves, has his own high-tech thermal-imaging Jaguar XKR.

The 2006 Aston Martin DBS V12

The next entry pertains to the latest and modern Bond figure, Daniel Craig, since it debuted with Craig in Casino Royale in 2006. Surprisingly, this model has fewer gadgets than other cars before it. The car is devoid of missiles and tire studs, its only secrets are a small defibrillator and a special compartment that holds Bond's Walther PPK pistol. While that doesn't seem like much, the car is better known for an entirely different reason as it holds the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive flips/rolls in a movie car crash (the number is 7).

The 2014 Aston Martin DB10

Due to Due to Aston Martin's relationship with the Bond films, they decided to go all out with this model, as it's one of the few cars that the manufacturer makes specifically for the Bond films. In the 2015 film Spectre, Craig's Bond was introduced into the DB10, a car Aston Martin built specifically for the film to commemorate the DB5's days in Sean Connery's James Bond films 50th anniversary of debut. Unfortunately, the model was never officially released to the public and only 10 of these cars survive: 8 were used for filming and 2 were used as show cars.

This model is an homage to Sean Connery's DB5. It has many of the same gadgets and weapons that the DB5 itself has under its classy exterior. This includes the return of the famous ejection seat. However, it still has its own special tools, which are not characteristic of DB5, the most prominent example being the hidden flamethrower Onion that 007 uses to fight Mr. Hinx (played by Dave Bautista in Guardians of the Galaxy and Glass), The main follower of the Specter main The villain, Ernst Blofeld (Christoph Waltz).

The 2018 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

This model is driven by 007, just not the 007 most people think it is. Now that Daniel Craig's James Bond has retired after the events of Spectre, a new agent takes over his 007 mantle in No Time To Die. This new 007 is named Nomi (played by Lashana Lynch in 2022's The Woman King), and since she's the new holder of the former Bond title, she'll have access to all the technology Q has to offer, including the new The Superleggera. Unfortunately, the car doesn't get nearly enough screen time, so the cool gadgets it may have are sadly not seen.

The 2023 Aston Martin Valhalla

This entry deserves more mention than any other, as James Bond, or anyone for that matter, never drove this Aston Martin. It's the all-new, yet-to-be-released Aston Martin Valhalla, and its open-market debut is still some way off. In No Time to Die, the stylish model appears in the MI6 wind tunnel when the agency's head, M, is on the phone with Bond to discuss the latest threat: Valdo Obruchev ( Valdo Obruchev's Hercules nanoweapon. Although it was originally It was awesome to see Daniel Craig behind the wheel, which sadly wasn't meant to be.

Why The DB5 Is James Bond's Best Aston Martin

While many of these cars are excellent in their own right, when it comes to the best of them all, the Aston Martin, the DB5 is the clear winner. There's a reason it's featured so many times in the James Bond franchise. The DB5 has become synonymous with Bond, not only because it's been around since Sean Connery played Bond, but it's also become the epitome of what a spy car should be. Its sleek styling and deadly arsenal fit perfectly with 007 and his gentleman first, killer second essence, which is why it has become so iconic.

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