If only 007 could stop wrecking them.
One of the most enduring spy series in the world has just seen another era come and go. Of course we are speaking about James Bond here. Even though Daniel Craig brought a level of class and grit to the series that we hadn’t seen before, he did mention that he would rather slash his wrists than play Bond again, so back to the talent search it is. However, given the number of cool cars that Bond gets to drive, we can’t imagine why anyone would want to quit the job. It must be taxing to drive like the Stig while maintaining such a high level of class.
In a recent poll conducted by British price comparison site GoCompare, 2,000 British drivers were picked at random and asked which Bond car was their favorite. The results skewed heavily in the direction of Aston Martin, despite the fact that Bond has driven everything from an untouched Sunbeam Alpine to a rocket-shooting BMW Z8. We can’t argue with the top pick, though, because the Aston Martin DB5 is the quintessential Bond car. It even made a return in "Skyfall" where it proved that all of its classic gadgets still worked well enough to fend off attacks. Special thanks to Dan Cook for sending this survey our way. The full top seven list is as follows.
7) 1976 Lotus Esprit in “The Spy Who Loved Me” 6) 2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish in “Die Another Day” 5) 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 in “Diamonds are Forever” 4) 1969 Aston Martin DBS in “Her Majesty’s Secret Service” 3) 2007-20012 Aston Martin DBS V12 in “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace” 2) 2015 Aston Martin DB10 Concept in “Spectre” 1) 1964 Aston Martin DB5 in “Goldfinger”