Shaken Not Stirred: Ranking James Bond’s Aston Martins

Ahhh, yes, reader… I have been expecting you. Please, make yourself comfortable, pay no mind to the casual indoor pond of bull sharks or the plump feline I am sinisterly petting.

Sit back, relax, and check out this gallery of James Bond’s Aston Martins that I have obtained whilst I quietly start up the old phallic-shattering laser beam.

V12 Vanquish

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Appearances: Die Another Day

Gadgets: Hood air vent shotguns, radiator machine guns/rockets, tire spikes, Camo, Radial Thermal Imaging, Ejector Seat.

The V12 Vanquish is a powerful beast, but lacks an aggressive design to match its speed. In the Aston Martin family, this is the pup in terms of aesthetics.

DBS V12

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Appearances: Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace

Gadgets: Field Medical Kit

For a Bond car, it’s a bit short on gadgets… This may have something to do with Q transforming from a quirky, eccentric old professor to a Mac wielding, Nespresso pod drinking hipster toff, so we don’t really get the whole secret lab gadget testing cutscenes that we used to… Still, what a glorious Aston Martin.

V8 Vantage

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Appearance: The Living Daylights

Gadgets: Missiles, Heads up Display, Wheel-spinner Lasers, Rocket Motor, Outrigger, Tire Spikes, Radio Scanner, Self-Destruct Button.

An incredible vehicle that is possibly the most memorable thing about the Timothy Dalton one-off. Coined as Britain’s first supercar, the V12 Vantage hit 0-60 quicker than the Ferrari Daytona, and had a top speed of 170mph – not bad for a 1977 road legal car.

DBS

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Gadgets: Weapon Compartment

Appearance: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever

No gadgets were seen in the DBS other than a custom-built storage compartment. Neatly tucked away inside the passenger glove-box are, what appear to be, the disassembled components of an Armalite AR-7 survival rifle; a rifle stock, a suppressor, and a scope. Notably, the DBS also lacked the bullet-proof glass of its predecessor – in the final scenes of the film, Bond’s new wife, Tracy, is shot and killed while sitting in the car.

DB10

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Gadgets: Flamethrowers, Machine Gun, Ejector Seat, HUD, Body Armour

Appearance: Spectre

The DB10 was built specifically for Spectre and released as the movies first cast member. The 2017 DB11 and 2018 V8 Vantage will take influence from the car that Aston Martin built as an exclusive prop to the 24th Bond movie.

DB5

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Gadgets: Extending Rams, Revolving Number Plate, Ejector Seat, Machine guns, Smoke Screen, Rear Water Cannons, Bulletproof Glass, Oil Slicks, Radar Scanner, Tire Blades

Appearances: Goldfinger, Thunderball, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Spectre

The most iconic Bond car in the franchise, the DB5 stands the test of time as one of the most elegant yet deadly cars in movie history. Image Source: Wiki

Shimply Shpiffing… That concludes our countdown of the best Aston Martin Bond-mobiles. Whilst you were checking them out, you failed to that you were being chained to a table. Don’t look down, whatever you do, the laser is getting awfully close to the nether region.