Revealed on the 007 stage at the historic Pinewood Studios, the first new member of the Bond 24 film cast is the "built for Bond" Aston Martin DB10. The aggressively styled new sports car has been designed in collaboration between Aston Martin and the film's producers. Director Sam Mendes pulled the covers off the DB10 with the promise that "you will see what it can do when you come and see the movie." Spectre is the title of James Bond's next appearance on the big screen, and is scheduled for release in November of next year.
Aston Martin's press release notes that there will only be 10 DB10s produced, all of them manufactured to a bespoke specification. The company goes on to say that "the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins." You'll find more detailed closeups of Bond's new Aston Martin below, along with a history of all the other wild rides that 007 has been seen in over the years.
- Aston Martin DB5 The original and most iconic of all Bond cars, Aston Martin's DB5 made its debut in the third 007 film, 1964's Goldfinger. It has since reprised the role of Bond's favorite ride several times, including in the latest release, Skyfall. 2006's Casino Royale shows Bond winning the DB5 in a game of high-stakes poker, establishing his credentials as a savvy card player. The DB in the car's name represents the initials of longtime Aston Martin owner David Brown, under whose stewardship the brand rose to prominence.
- Aston Martin DBS Quantum of Solace may not be remembered among the best Bond movies, but its opening sequence featured one of the most visceral and engaging car chases in the long-running series. Aston Martin's DBS was the unfortunate victim of that violent pursuit.
- Ben Collins with Aston Martin DBS Ben Collins, the stunt driver sitting in for Daniel Craig during the epic Quantum of Solace chase scene, poses in the ravaged DBS.
- Bond bikes The exhibition includes a selection of motorbikes from the times when 007 didn't have access to a car. Pictured here are bikes from Skyfall, Tomorrow Never Dies, and GoldenEye.
- Lotus Esprit S1, aka Wet Nellie The Spy Who Loved Me debuted the iconic amphibious Lotus. Elon Musk spent nearly $1 million to acquire the sub in October 2013.
- Crocodile submarine About as silly as the movie in which it starred, this single-occupancy submarine made an appearance in 1983's Octopussy.
- Aston Martin V8 Volante and cello case sled Starring in 1987's The Living Daylights with Timothy Dalton, the V8 Volante was "winterized" as part of the film's storyline and included a self-destruct button that Bond had to deploy in the course of an escape. Also pictured is the cello case that served as the spy's subsequent mode of transport down a snow-covered mountainside.
- Little Nellie Bond's gyrocopter in 1967's You Only Live Twice. The Little Nellie was flown by its creator, British airman Ken Wallis, who stood in for Sean Connery's Bond.
- Bathosub Blofeld's Bathosub in Diamonds Are Forever is another example of the 20th century's expectation that we'd develop equivalents of the car for travelling via water and air.
- Chris Corbould with Jaguar XKR The man that's set to provide the special effects in Star Wars Episode VII, Chris Corbould, is a Bond film veteran. He has served as FX coordinator, supervisor, or director on multiple 007 projects.
- Aston Martin V12 Vanquish with hood-mounted machine guns If there's one recurring theme to all of Bond's cars, it's the inclusion of violent extras like rockets, machine guns, and tire spikes.
- Bombardies MX Z-Rev Ski Doo Die Another Day was rich on snow and ice, so inevitably there had to be a custom-designed snowmobile for James Bond to ride around on.
- Q Boat Another vehicle that featured prominently in a Bond opening scene, the Q Boat took a wild ride through the Thames in 1999's The World Is Not Enough.
- AgustaWestland helicopter A 1/3 scale model of a military helicopter that was featured in Skyfall. AgustaWestland's helicopters are built in southwest England, and the company has expressed its pride in supporting the "quintessentially British" James Bond franchise.
- James Bond's passport Sometimes, when rapid transport via exotic vehicles isn't strictly necessary, James Bond uses his passport just like the rest of us.
- Bell Textron jet pack Back in 1965, at the time of Thunderball's release, we all thought we would be travelling via personal jet packs in the future. Sean Connery enflamed that fantasy by using one as means of escape in the film's opening sequence.