License to drive.
There’s been a lot of speculation about which car James Bond will drive in the new untitled Bond film next year. Reports had suggested the secret agent will get behind the wheel of the fully electric Aston Martin Rapide E, but Aston Martin has announced on Twitter that not one, not two, but three Aston Martins will star in Bond 25.
It's now official: the new recently announced Aston Martin Valhalla hypercar will star in the new James Bond film. Developed in collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the Valhalla will be a more practical hypercar than the extreme Valkyrie, but it will still have plenty of power for James Bond’s needs. Limited to 500 units, the Valhalla will be powered by a turbocharged V6 engine and a battery-electric hybrid system, and is rumored to develop a combined output of around 1,000 horsepower.
It isn’t known what role it will play in the film or if it will be fitted with any gadgets, however, A previous report claimed it will replace the DB10 used in Spectre, however, which suggests it will be Bond’s primary car in the film. We can’t wait to see it in action on the big screen – let’s just hope it doesn’t get destroyed like the Aston Martin DBS in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.
Two classic Aston Martins will also appear in Bond 25. One will be a vintage Aston Martin V8 Vantage, which was recently spotted filming in Norway. It was last used in the 1987 Bond film The Living Daylights, where it was equipped with front-firing missiles, retractable skis, lasers, tire spikes, and an afterburner among other upgrades. The iconic Aston Martin DB5 will also appear in the film, which isn’t surprising considering it’s featured in every Daniel Craig film except Quantum of Solace.
The news was announced to coincide with the Royal Family’s recent visit to the set of the new Bond film, as Prince Charles can be seen posing with Daniel Craig next to the DB5 and V8 Vantage. Bond 25 will release in cinemas on April 8 2020.