I have to admit to being a little bit excited about the impending release next month of Skyfall, the latest instalment in the James Bond franchise, and judging by this video I’m not the only one.
Bond is rightly famous for girls, gadgets and guns but don’t let us forget the cars. Whether it be an Aston Martin DBS, Lotus Esprit, Toyota 200GT or even a Citroen 2CV, James Bond seems to cast a halo over any car he touches. He even made the BMW Z3 look good … for about a nanosecond.
Broadcaster Sky are more than aware of his magical touch and have compiled this collection of automotive cinematic highlights from the Bond archives. Yes, it’s just an advert for their new 007 HD channel, but when adverts are as good as this who cares?
Every actor to play Bond is featured behind the wheel from a number of the most memorable car chases, all edited into one action piece. No points for identifying the Bond actors but can you identify each of the films featured?
Bond fact – today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. No being released, the original (but not the best) Bond film.