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5 of the best James Bond cars of all time

Thursday 11th October 2018

Most great movie franchises have a vehicle that is just as memorable as that actors who star in it.

The Millennium Bandit, the General Lee, Kitt and many more.

James Bond doesn't just have one, he has multiple—some absolute beauties, and some... not so great.

Here are the top 5 Bond cars of all time.

5. Bajaj RE Tuk Tuk

Starting off the list a bit light hearted, the Bajaj RE, or Tuk Tuk (see image above), as it is more commonly known starred in the 1983 movie Octopussy.

It may not be as flash as some of the other motors on this list, but my word did we enjoy watching it.

The modern version of this vehicle sports a 145cc two-stroke motorbike engine and puts out an absolutely massive 8.8 brake horsepower.

Don't deny it, you would totally have a go in one if you could.

4. Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The first Aston we have picked in the top five is the V8 Vantage.

Sporting an enormous 5.3l V8 engine, Timothy Dalton won our hearts in The Living Daylights with the B-reg motor. Top speed of 170mph, 0-60 in 5.3 seconds, no wonder this was hailed as Britain's first sports car.

Beating the top Ferrari of its day in speed is no small achievement. But most of all, just look at it. Pure British Class.

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3. Mercury Cougar XR7

Starting out life as a Ford Mustang, the Mercury Cougar XR7 wasn't officially a Bond car, but belonged to the future wife of 007, Tracy Di Vincenzo.

Given that Bond lets the future Mrs do most of the heavy driving in this, it's no wonder he ended up marrying her. Not only did she manage to keep the 400bhp engine under control in the snow, she actually joined a stock car race during the chase scene of On Her Majesty's Service.

2. Lotus Esprit S1

The absolute bees knees of Bond cars is the Lotus Esprit S1. A super-fast, stylish road car that made all the girls turn their heads... AND TURNED INTO A SUBMARINE.

Nicknamed 'The White Wedge', the Lotus appeared in the 1977 epic The Spy who Loved Me along side the late great Roger Moore. Interestingly enough the original movie car is now owned by Tesla founder Elon Musk.

Maybe the submarine feature is something he is thinking about for a future Tesla model?

1. Aston Martin DB5

Probably the most iconic 007 car of all time—the Aston Martin DB5. Even non-fans think of this motor when they think of Bond cars.

Debuting in the 1964 Goldfinger, Sean Connery had access to some of the best gadgets ever in this beautiful machine.

Machine gun indicators, bulletproof shield, rotating number plates, tyre slash spikes, ejector seat and the amazing smoke screen device.

Yes, the DB5 is the best there ever was, and probably the best there ever will be when it comes to 007's iconic vehicles.

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