James Bond Cars: Spectre

Movie 22: Spectre (2015)
This is the last movie in our series as this is the latest Bond film starring Daniel Craig. There are rumors that this was his last movie as Agent 007. There is much speculation as to who will be next to replace him.

In the aftermath of Silva’s attack on MI6, Bond comes face-to-face with SPECTRE, a sinister organization. M fights political pressures that threaten the future of MI6. Bond goes from Mexico to Austria to Morocco as he confronts his enemies.

With all these countries Bond travels to, we are bound to see a few cars. Bond takes off with an Aston Martin DB10 intended for 009 from the lab as his Aston Martin DB5 is being repaired. M’s Jaguar XJ8 is destroyed. Spectre henchmen are seen in a Land Rover Defender Bigfoot. During some other scenes we see a Mercedes S-Class, and Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. One of the fun scenes in the movie is when Bond “drives” a Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander plane. He loses it’s wings in the trees and has to “drive” it on the ground.

James Bond Cars: Skyfall

Movie 21: Skyfall (2012)
In this 2012 Bond film starring Daniel Craig, Bond is missing and presumed dead after an operation in Istanbul. M faces questions over his ability to run the Secret Service and gets a government review. The Service is attacked and Bond has to return to London. He is sent to Shanghai and Macau to chase Patrice, a mercenary. Bond finds there is a connection to Silva, a former MI6 agent captured and tortured by Chinese agents. He blames M for his imprisonment and sets out to discredit and murder M. Bond tries to save M to no avail but he lures Silva into a trap. Gareth Mallory becomes the new M. Bond returns to active duty.

Aston Martin DB5 is again in this movie driven by Bond. This features an ejector seat, front firing machine guns. Patrice drives an Audi A5 in Istanbul. M drives a Jaguar XJ (S351). Range Rovers are seen driven by police and MI6. Bond briefly drives a Mercedes S400 in China.

Side note: The song for the movie, Skyfall, won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Original Song, 2013 Golden Globe for Best Original Song, 2013 Brit Award for British Single, 2013 Critic’s Choice Movie Award for Best Son, and 2014 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media

James Bond Cars: Quantum of Solace

Movie 20: Quantum of Solace (2008)
Once again, we find Bond is played by Daniel Craig. Bond and M interrogate Mr. White (from the previous Bond film) about his organization, Quantum. M’s bodyguard Mitchell is a double agent who attacks M which enables Mr. White to escape. Bond then traces his organization to Haiti and connects him to Dominic Greene, an environmentalist.

Bond then discovers a plot between Green and Medrano, an exiled Bolivian general, for Medrano to gain power in Bolivia allowing Quantum to have a monopoly to run the country’s water supply. He finds Quantum damming fresh water in order to up the price. Bond attacks them at their hotel and leaves Greene stranded in the desert. Bond finds Vesper Lynd’s (from Casino Royal) former lover and member of Quantum.

We find Bond chased by two Alfa Romeo 159s in Italy. He manages to escape in his Aston Martin DBS V12. A Ford Edge is driven by Dominic Greene and later by James. Mr. White and Dominic Greene are also seen driving their Jaguar XJ8s. Bond briefly drives a Range Rover Sport in London and another in Bolivia.

James Bond Cars: Casino Royale

Movie 19: Casino Royale (2006)
In this next film starring Daniel Craig as 007, Bond investigates the funding of terrorism. He kills a bomb-maker and takes his cell. He finds a text that is traced to Alex Dimitrios and Le Chiffre. Bond foils LeChiffre’s plan to destroy the Skyfleet airliner prototype. Le Chiffre finds himself in a poker game at the Casino Royale to try to recoup his loss but Bond is there to beat him aided by HM Treasury member Vesper Lynd.

Lynd and Bond are both kidnapped by Le Chiffre after the game. Lynd is ransomed and Bond is tortured. Le Chiffre is killed by a liaison between Le Chiffre and his clients. The winnings were never repaid to the Treasury so Bond establishes that Lynd was a double agent. As he goes after her he is attacked and the liaison takes the money. Bond eventually finds and captures White.

Now for the cars: once again we see the Aston Martin DB5, Aston Martin DBS V12, Bond damages a 1930 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre in a car chase with Le Chiffre driving a Citroen Traction Avant. Miami Police are seen driving a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and Bond also drives a Ford Mondeo 2.5 Litre ST. Le Chiffre and Mr. White are both seen driving their Jaguar XJ8s.

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James Bond Cars: Die Another Day

Movie 18: Die Another Day (2002)
In this last film featuring Pierce Brosnan as Bond, we find him investigating North Korean Colonel Tan-Sun Moon. Moon is illegally trading African conflict diamonds for weapons. Moon is killed and Bond is captured and tortured for over a year. On his return, Bond is suspended but decides to continue his mission.

Bond finds that billionare Gustav Graves has a mirror satellite called Icarus that can focus solar energy on a small area. Moon’s plan had been to use Icarus to cut a path through the Korean DMZ to allow North Korea to invade South Korea forcing the two countries to reunite.

In Die Another Day, Bond drives an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish equipped with front rockets between machine guns, target seeking shotguns on the hood, spike-producing tires, passenger ejector seat. It was able to right itself when flipped upside-down, and a cloaking device. Bond was also seen driving a Ford Fairlane in Cuba. Another car seen is a Jaguar XKR.

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James Bond Cars: The World is Not Enough

Movie 17: The World is Not Enough (1999)
Bond (Pierce Brosnan) recovers money for British oil tycoon, Sir Robert King, but the money is booby-trapped and Sir Robert is killed. The money is traced by Bond to Renard, a terrorist who kidnapped King’s daughter Elektra. Believing Elektra King is being targeted a second time, MI6 assigns Bond to protect her.

Bond is informed that Elektra’s head of security is in league with Renard. Renard steals a GPS locator and some wepons-grade plutonium to set off an explosion. Elektra goes on to try to create a nuclear explosion in a submarine in Istanbul to increase here own pipeline’s value. Of course Bond disarms the bomb and then kills Renard.

Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 is seen parked at Sir Robert King’s funeral. The British Secret Service uses a BMW Z8 (which is cut in half by a chopper).