Over the years, James Bond has driven some sweet cars, but which are the best? You might assume the best James Bond cars are the supercharged Aston Martins and BMWs, but you’d be wrong. Sometimes, in car chases, Bond has had to settle for less than perfect vehicles to get the job done. From Dr. No to Spectre, he’s proven it doesn’t quite matter what vehicle he drives, just as long as he’s driving it. So, in theory, the best James Bond car is the car lucky enough to have him behind the wheel. Ready to strap in and become shaken but not stirred? Here are 25 Best James Bond Cars Ever.
Alfa Romeo GTV6
The Alfa Romeo GTV6 showed up in the 1983 movie Octopussy when Bond stole it from a woman at a telephone booth. He needed it to warn the NATO general of a Soviet plot. It featured plenty of hot 80’s trends in its design and was considered one of the “cheapest” sports cars in Europe.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
Released in 1977 and hailed as Britain’s first supercar capable of going 170 mph, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante appeared in the 1987 film The Living Daylights. Along with a fast speed, it also had a self-destruction mechanism, laser cutter emitters, and built-in missiles in the movie version.
Lotus Esprit Turbo
The Lotus Espirit Turbo appeared in the 1981 film For Your Eyes Only. Due to the more realistic tone of the film, this car only had a self-destruct mechanism. Fun fact, it’s pronounced “es-pree.”
Toyota 2000 GT Convertible
Bond rarely drives a Toyota. In fact, it’s the only Toyota on this list. Regardless, the Toyota 2000 GT Convertible was a sweet ride back in 1967 and is still pretty sweet today. It was featured in the film You Only Live Twice and driven by Sean Connery after he swapped his Aston Martin.
Aston Martin DBS
Driven in both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, the Aston Martin DBS is the kind of car you think of when you think James Bond car. Fancy, sleek, and supercharged, most people would give anything to drive in this thing of beauty.