James Bond will be driving a trio of Aston Martins in the new Bond 25; the Aston Martin DB5, Aston Martin V8 and Aston Martin Valhalla, reveals AML.
We had thought that Daniel Craig’s James Bond would be driving an Aston Martin Rapide E – Aston’s electric take on the four-door Rapide – in the upcoming Bond 25 film.
We weren’t overly impressed at the thought of Bond in the Rapide E, not because it’s electric, but because it’s a four-door saloon. But it seems the rumours were wrong.
Yesterday, following a visit by Prince Charles to the Bond set (pictured above) Aston Martin decided it was time to put us straight on Bond’s cars in the new film.
It seems Bond 25 will feature not one, not two, but three Aston Martins, two of them returning stars and the third something brand new and of the moment.
The first of the returning stars is the most famous of Bond cars, the Aston Martin DB5, last seen being obliterated shortly before Judi Dench’s M bit the dust in Skyfall (perhaps this is a ‘Continuation’ DB5?), and the second is the Aston Martin V8, last seen in Timothy Dalton’s Living Daylights, a perfect brute of an Aston Martin.
The newcomer isn’t the Rapide E, instead Bond looks to be getting to play with a proper mid-engined Aston Hypercar – the newly-named Aston Martin Valhalla.
Where the trio of Astons fit in to the plot of Bond 25 – and who will be driving them – remains to be seen. But a Bond film with three different Aston Martins seems a good enough reason on its own for the film to be a runaway success.