The Sweetest Rides from No Time to Die—and Every Bond 007 Film Starring Daniel Craig
In his several turns as James Bond, actor Daniel Craig has enjoyed some awesome cars.
James Bond is the quintessential spy: An orphan-turned-assassin who likes to work alone, except when he's seduced by some pretty hot . . . um, sheetmetal. And 007 is back at it again—the first trailer for the latest Bond film No Time To Die dropped on Wednesday, giving us our first glimpse at the 25th flick in the storied franchise. The action-packed trailer has everything, from motorcycle chases to a Land Rover being chased by a helicopter. But, it's the classic Aston Martin DB5 with miniguns in the headlamps that left us drooling. The car seems like an appropriate cherry atop Daniel Craig's career headlining Bond movies; this is the actor's fifth and likely last turn as James Bond 007. It surely isn't the only cool ride Craig's piloted in the series, however, so we've put together a list of the coolest cars that have starred alongside his incarnation of the legendary British spy. Check them out below, but, first, be sure to catch the trailer included here:
The first installment of the Craig-led Bond film era features a 2006 Aston Martin DBS that is eventually rolled at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedford, England. Toward the end of the film, Bond is thrown into the back of a Jaguar XJ8 of the same vintage. The bad guys always drive Jags.
Quantum Of Solace
The second Bond film to feature Craig has the most "eclectic" assortment of cars on its roster. After Bond almost completely destroys his black DBS in the opening minutes of the film, the cars take a turn for the less exciting. Bond ends up driving a retro Land Rover and a black Ford Edge—powered by hydrogen—throughout the film. Quantum of Solace does feature a 1970s Volkswagen Beetle, though!
Skyfall doesn't feature many vehicles, but M (Judy Dench) and Bond take a long road trip to the orphanage where Bond was raised in an Aston Martin DB5. In their last stand against Silva (Javier Bardem), the DB5 is sadly destroyed. But I guess that's Q's problem, not ours.
Spectre featured a host of sweet sheetmetal. Bond pilots an Aston Martin DB10 concept—into the Tiber River in Rome—while being pursued by Hinx (Dave Bautista) in a Jaguar CX-75 supercar. Sadly, neither of the two cars ever made it to production, but it's a chase we're happy to have seen played out on the big screen. The previous generation Land Rover Defender also makes an appearance in a snowy action sequence in which Bond chases a de-winged propeller plane down a mountain.
No Time To Die
The newest installment in the Bond franchise isn't set to be released until April of next year, but a few sweet cars have already been revealed in the initial teaser trailer. The new Land Rover Defender, which made an appearance at the L.A. Auto Show, an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and an '80s Aston Martin V-8 Vantage that Bond will be piloting through London can be seen in the trailer.