Aston Martin DB5 tops ‘Favorite Bond Car’ survey in the UK

Article by Andrew Christian, on July 25, 2016

The James Bond series is probably the longest running spy series that started way back in 1963 with the first movie Dr. No. There have been more than twenty instalments released since the first movie, each one possessing the same spy-induced excitement as the rest of the movies.

The thrill and excitement in every series attract the audience but it cannot be denied that the different types of vehicles driven by Agent 007 draws in the crowds too. The James Bond series is probably one of the movies that are popularly watched especially because of the variety of vehicles featured.

Even when most of the luxury cars featured in the movies would probably meet an unfortunate end (like fall off a cliff or explode in one of 007’s race against time adventures), people like the thrill of seeing an Aston Martin or a Ford Mustang sprint in full speed on a race against one of 007’s rivals.

British price comparison site GoCompare recently conducted a poll on 2,000 random British drivers and asked them to pick their favorite Bond car. Despite Agent 007 driving the likes of a Sunbeam Alpine and a BMW Z8, it seems like the Brits have got some taste for the classics and so the results were heavily skewed towards the Aston Martin DB5.

The Bond car made its first appearance in 1964 on “Goldfinger” which starred Sean Connery for the role of the popular British spy. He was also seen driving the said car in the movie “Thunderball”. The Aston Martin DB5 was also driven by Pierce Brosnan when he played the role of 007 in the movie “GoldenEye” and “Tomorrow Never Dies” and also in the most recent installments with the new James Bond Daniel Craig in “Casino Royale” and “Skyfall”.

The latest sighting of the said vehicle was in the 2015 “Spectre” (also driven by Daniel Craig) for which its classic gadgets were still working pretty well to fend off Agent 007’s attackers. Being in seven of more than twenty Bond movies, it is no wonder that the Aston Martin DB5 has been chosen as the top favorite amongst the Bond cars.

Of course there have been other Bond cars and coming in at second place on this list is the 2015 Aston Martin DB10 Concept that appeared in “Spectre”. The other cars that came in the top 7 are the following: on third place is the 2007-2012 Aston Martin DBS V12 which was used for “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace”; the 1969 Aston Martin DBS in “Her Majesty’s Secret Service” came in fourth; the 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 in “Diamonds are Forever” and the 2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish in “Die Another Day” came in fifth and sixth place, respectively; and the 1976 Lotus Esprit in “The Spy Who Loved Me” came in seventh place. Judging from this list, it looks like Aston Martin has done a great job in creating some of the most memorable Bond cars in movie and automobile history.

Source: GoCompare

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