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Best Car Seat Brand – It may be easy for some of you to ramble on from many of the classic Bond cars of previous years – Aston Martin DB5, BMW Z8, and Lotus Esprit transformed into submarines, among others – but the wild rides driven by countless Bond Criminals during many years rarely see the same fame.
If you think long and hard through the 007 archive, there are a number of important rides that play a role in hunting Mr. Bond for years (along with many beds, to be fair). Of course, the latest James Bond movie hosted some people who would call the best Bond villain car of all time, but we backed up a moment to check out some of our personal favorites from the main spy franchise.
Specter – Jaguar C-X75
The Jaguar C-X75 has gone down in history as a brand halo car that never existed. Prototyped, scheduled for production, and then canned at all, the C-X75 gets 500 horsepower from 1.6 liters, a four-cylinder reinforced compound, and another nearly 200 horsepower from each pair of electric motors. However, in Specter, Jaguar switched its electric powertrain to a supercharged 5.0-liter V8, rated at 550 HP.
Though never destined for the road, it made the superlative car chase Bond drove through the streets of Rome at the helm of his Aston Martin DB10, while Hinx tried to chase him in the orange C-X75 fire. If you do not want this car to go into production before watching the car chase, you will definitely do it now.
Man with a Gold Pistol – AMC Matador
Back in 1974, this was a bad time for the auto industry across the board, so it’s safe to say that it is a slim result for cool exotics, whether we are talking about rides for criminals or for 007 alone. In connecting with AMC, a number of their cars end up in The Man with Golden Gun, including a Chocolate Matador driven by Bond Francisco Scaramanga criminals.
Those who have seen the clip know why the word “tested” fits here.Some of the way through the chase scene, Matador gets wings and takes the flight for 200 miles west of Bangkok, as Bond reports later in the movie. this action is that they actually built a winged Matador, capable of flying.Unfortunately, this operational unit can only fly / glide about 500 meters, so the team must build a 39-inch remote control scale model to film part of the required scene.
Die Another Day – Jaguar XKR
It is safe to say that Die Another Day is not one of the better films out there, arriving in an early and overwhelmingly god-infernal CGI era. That said, Ice Capades chases the car between Bond in Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, and Zao in the Jaguar XKR convertible with some serious weapons, is epic. A Gatling gun mounted behind a chair, and the number of rockets capable of launching out of the front and side skirts, plus a grenade in the trunk, was somehow unsuited to the vanquish-packed gadget as the two dukes were above about five minutes.
Not that I look to the 007 franchise for accuracy or realism, but it’s hard to believe that the sheer volume of weapons from the Jaguar XKR convertible is incapable of stopping Bond’s annoyance …
Renault 5 Turbo – Never Say Never Again
Easily become my personal favorite, 1983’s Never Say Never Again presents the pursuit of a killer car between James Bond (this time, back to Sean Connery) on Yamaha XJ 650 Turbo Seca motorcycle, and Fatima Blush at the wheel of a brightly red Renault 5 Turbo. This full-time hatch machine, well known for its position as a favorite of Group B rallies – is a very rare bird of late, and its short axle spacing and strange machine position make it a bit boisterous to watch on screen.
Adding a motorcycle to the mix further enhances the chase scene, as Bond somehow manages to find shortcuts involving multiple stairs. Back to the criminals, pwaying through the pursuit, Fatima joins a henchman driving the 1974 Chevrolet Camaro, which is not as cool as Renault, but still airs another layer of the car’s geek to the entire scene.
Goldeneye – Ferrari F355 GTS
As a pure chase scene, the decline between Pierce Brosnan’s Bond is back behind the wheel of DB5, and Famke Janssen’s Xenia Onatopp ripping something on the Ferrari F355 GTS is the sort of thing that almost rivals the epic scenes of Ronin or Bullit, but not enough . As Bond ran down the Monaco hills with a new ‘evaluator’ in the passenger seat, he was quickly accosted by Onatopp in bright red Ferraris as they raced against each other in blind corners, biker hordes, and almost came to a tragic end in hand agricultural tool junction.
Legend has it that both cars suffered considerable damage during filming, but watched the trip backwards from time to time again, I’m sure that’s worth it. The Ferrari 3.5-liter V8’s shout against Aston’s vintage row of 4.0-liter-six is a soundtrack like no other.