As many as four Aston Martins will feature in the new James Bond movie 'No Time to Die.'
Ever since the DB5 appeared in 'Goldfinger' back in 1964, Aston Martin has been synonymous with the James Bond franchise. Taking this long-running partnership a step further, Aston Martin built the DB10 concept specifically for the last James Bond film 'Spectre' released in 2015. So how will the next film in the franchise, 'No Time to Die' starring Daniel Craig, top that? By featuring more Aston Martins than any other James Bond film in history.
Back in June, Aston Martin confirmed the classic DB5, V8 Vantage, and the Valhalla hypercar will star in No Time to Die. But now the automaker has announced Bond will also be getting behind the wheel of the DBS Superleggera in the upcoming spy film. As with the Valhalla, the DBS Superleggera will be making its cinematic debut in No Time to Die. This won't be the first time James Bond has driven an Aston Martin DBS model, however.
The Aston Martin DBS first appeared in the 2006 film 'Casino Royale,' where it famously set a record for the most cannon rolls in a car after it rolled over seven times during a stunt. Two years later, the DBS returned in 'Quantum of Solace' during the film's action-packed opening chase scene against a pack of Alfa Romeo 159s.
It isn't known yet what role the DBS Superleggera will play in the film or if it will be equipped with any gadgets, but at least Bond's car will have plenty of horsepower under the hood to outrun any pursuers. Thanks to a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 sending 715 horsepower and 663 lb-f of torque to the rear wheels, the DBS Superleggera accelerates from 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 211 mph. Let's hope it survives the film in one piece, unlike the DBS in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
Behind the scenes footage of No Time to Die has confirmed the DB5 will feature in an epic-looking car chase scene set in Matera, Italy. A poster for 'No Time to Die' was recently revealed too, which hopefully means a trailer will be released soon ahead of the film's theatrical release in the US on April 8, 2020.