Bond 25 Vehicles - thoughts, rumours and reports

JTMJTM Posts: 2,994MI6 Agent
Watching a few videos today of the astonishing Aston Martin DBS Superleggra got me thinking about the "Bond car", if there will be one, and other vehicles that are going to be featured in B25. With filming beginning soon, the models surely must have already been picked by B25 production and the relevant manufacturers and if they're going to be all new models, their production must be well underway.

Will we see Bond in a yet to be announced upcoming Aston Martin model, a special Superleggera edition, Aston's upcoming DBX SUV, a one off Aston like the DB10 in SP or something completely unexpected—maybe a model from another company?

What about other non-Bond vehicles? Is Jaguar Land Rover going to get another call up to supply vehicles for use by the villian, MI6/government etc? After watching Jaguar's great Rendezvous/It's Good to Be Bad ads from a few years ago, I wouldn't mind seeing a model from them featuring—possibly one of the sports car driven by the villain.
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  • Quentin QuigleyQuentin Quigley Terminal One, Hamburg AirportPosts: 965MI6 Agent
    It was hinted at, that an Aston will be seen in B25:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/aston-martin-pulls-rescue-even-james-bond-could-appreciate-n740021

    TBH I hope they keep it to a minimum, I'm tired of seeing them in every film! Beautiful cars of course, but there's more to Bond vehicles than that. Considering B25 follows on from Spectre, give us the Norton Dominator SS or speedboat seen in Q's lab. Bond could do with a Q-bike, or another personal vehicle that is not a car. In MR, Bond didn't drive a car at all. I'd like to see more variety in what Bond commandeers. -{
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,363MI6 Agent
    Wasn't there a statement from Aston Martin that they will supply the Bond car in Bond25? I'm not sure,but I think so.
  • Quentin QuigleyQuentin Quigley Terminal One, Hamburg AirportPosts: 965MI6 Agent
    Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,363MI6 Agent
    edited January 2019
    I do like the idea of Q supplying Bond with other vehicles than cars. What about a snowmobile from Q-lab?
    What would such a snowmobile be like? I understand several special forces units are looking for hybrid engine snowmobiles where they can switch to the electric engine for stealth mode. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/ottawa-testing-620k-stealth-snowmobile-for-arctic-1.1377270

    A head-up display on the windscreen showing a map linked to GPS would be nice, but a vehicle from Q should have more fun a and inventive features. Collapsable skis and telescope poles under the seat?

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    Some kind of weapon, perhaps? A machine gun under the hood lineked to sights on the head-up display would be cool, but perhaps too traditional. Any suggestions?

    These are Norwegian jeager soldiers near the Russian border:

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  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,994MI6 Agent
    Nothing new from Aston Martin at Geneva 2019 that I can see Bond driving in B25. Hypercars, supercars and a Lagonda SUV.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ZNmkfV6rE

    Even the new Vanquish (Vanquish Vision Concept)...that looks nothing like the previous stunning models in the Vanquish line...im my opinion looks far too much like a supercar for Bond to be using. https://www.motoring.com.au/geneva-motor-show-2022-aston-martin-vanquish-to-battle-ferrari-f8-tributo-117314/
  • MikeG77MikeG77 Posts: 1,595MI6 Agent
    edited March 2019
    JTM wrote:
    Nothing new from Aston Martin at Geneva 2019 that I can see Bond driving in B25. Hypercars, supercars and a Lagonda SUV.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ZNmkfV6rE

    Even the new Vanquish (Vanquish Vision Concept)...that looks nothing like the previous stunning models in the Vanquish line...im my opinion looks far too much like a supercar for Bond to be using. https://www.motoring.com.au/geneva-motor-show-2022-aston-martin-vanquish-to-battle-ferrari-f8-tributo-117314/

    Maybe an upgraded DB10 or a more then likely a DB11 Superlegerra. Unfortunately the new cars shown at this years Geneva show are nice but they're not exactly subtle :))
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  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,994MI6 Agent
    MikeG77 wrote:
    ...not exactly subtle :))

    That's the perfect phrase I was looking for! I couldn't imagine Bond, a member of a clandestine service, trying to stay incognito casually driving one of those around a city :))
  • MikeG77MikeG77 Posts: 1,595MI6 Agent
    JTM wrote:
    MikeG77 wrote:
    ...not exactly subtle :))

    That's the perfect phrase I was looking for! I couldn't imagine Bond, a member of a clandestine service, trying to stay incognito casually driving one of those around a city :))

    It just made think of this scene in The Dark Knight.....

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iSXL58MPPQc
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  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,994MI6 Agent
    While I couldn't imagine Bond driving the Lagonda concept SUV shown in the Aston Martin Geneva 19 video above, I could definitely see him driving Aston's DBX SUV. Check out this video from its testing in snowy Sweden...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iaVUTWO4aA

    Take off the camouflage wrap, throw another vehicle in there chasing or being chased by the DBX and you've pretty much got a Bond scene done.

    I'd certainly be all for it being the B25 "Bond car". Sure it would be the first main Bond car that's not a car but an SUV, but it could definitely work—I think it would be a nice change. Also a larger vehicle means a lot more space for Q Branch to install gadgets!
  • SomeoneSomeone Posts: 1,355MI6 Agent
    Electric Aston Martin for Bond25 says The Sun and Daily Mail.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/8621426/james-bond-aston-martin-rapide-e/
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6802169/Daniel-Craig-drive-250-000-electric-Aston-Martin-James-Bond-film.html

    I am guessing this means no reveal at the start of filming press conference unlike Spectre's DB10.

    I remember that at the end of Quantum, Bond is driving a hydrogen powered Ford after escaping an exploding hydrogen powered hotel. It's never explained how the hydrogen power fits in with the water supply control plot line. Can we expect electric power to be a plot line?

    Could an electric car have gadgets? Apparently Hinx's car in Spectre was a hybrid, so maybe not.
    https://www.iflscience.com/technology/bond-villain-s-200mph-jaguar-shows-electric-cars-can-be-menacing-too/
  • Arbogast777Arbogast777 Minneapolis Posts: 252MI6 Agent
    Someone wrote:

    Despite 2 links, the only source here is The Sun, and I've got to think if Aston Martin has such news it would be much more wildly reported...
  • ChateauBondChateauBond Posts: 3MI6 Agent
    Cut to Bond reading a newspaper while his car charges after an intense chase scene....

    Hopefully Aston Martin would produce and sell this vehicle unlike the DB10 from Spectre.... Time will tell.
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  • Arbogast777Arbogast777 Minneapolis Posts: 252MI6 Agent
    Cut to Bond reading a newspaper while his car charges after an intense chase scene....

    Hopefully Aston Martin would produce and sell this vehicle unlike the DB10 from Spectre.... Time will tell.

    Kind of funny to think about, actually - a car chase with an electric car would be... quiet...
  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,683MI6 Agent
    Cut to Bond reading a newspaper while his car charges after an intense chase scene....

    Hopefully Aston Martin would produce and sell this vehicle unlike the DB10 from Spectre.... Time will tell.

    Kind of funny to think about, actually - a car chase with an electric car would be... quiet...


    Just imagine what Nascar would sound like if everybody used a Prius?
    Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,363MI6 Agent
    edited March 2019
    Priuses are hybrid cars and have combustion engines. Unless I'm horribly wrong and I've been wasting money at petrol stations for the last 3-4 years :))
  • Arbogast777Arbogast777 Minneapolis Posts: 252MI6 Agent
    Mr Martini wrote:
    Just imagine what Nascar would sound like if everybody used a Prius?

    It would be very quiet because nobody would show up to watch.
  • MarkOOMarkMarkOOMark Posts: 91MI6 Agent
    Kind of funny to think about, actually - a car chase with an electric car would be... quiet...


    It's such a horrible idea :s I'm all for reducing fossil fuel use and going electric or hybrid personally, but how do you replace the visceral sound of an exotic sports car in a chase?... the howling sound of a powerful, well tuned engine adds so much of the excitement in such a scenario. Ramping up the music will not be a substitute :#
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,297MI6 Agent
    Well, BMW’s i8 has that roar... only it’s faked:

    “The i8, BMW's new hybrid sports car, generates some of that sound without having that classic engine. The i8 has an electric motor and turbo-charged three-cylinder engine. Buchko says they are powerful and energy efficient, but do not generate quite the same rumble inside the car. So, BMW plays some engine noise through speakers.... Lots of manufacturers are doing this now, although they have come up with some creative branding for the technique. BMW calls it “Active Sound Design.” At Volkswagan it is “Soundaktor.” “

    I gather the i8 plays this roar externally through speakers behind the door panels too - I wonder if Aston does the same?

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.marketplace.org/amp/2014/10/14/tech/roar-your-cars-engine-might-be-fake
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  • AugustWalkerAugustWalker Posts: 788MI6 Agent
    MarkOOMark wrote:
    Kind of funny to think about, actually - a car chase with an electric car would be... quiet...


    It's such a horrible idea :s I'm all for reducing fossil fuel use and going electric or hybrid personally, but how do you replace the visceral sound of an exotic sports car in a chase?... the howling sound of a powerful, well tuned engine adds so much of the excitement in such a scenario. Ramping up the music will not be a substitute :#


    Probably wiln sound like this: :))

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9k-dz7Bqw
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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,546MI6 Agent
    I would welcome an electric car chase. Electric cars are the future, and Bond needs to be ahead of the game. And I think it could add a touch of needed humour to the Bond films.

    The DAD Vanquish could never have been properly invisible with a loud motor and exhaust. With an electric car it's more believable.
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  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,278MI6 Agent
    I seem to recall having read somewhere that there's a Tesla in B25 (although no suggestions that it will be driven by Bond himself). Therefore, I can't help but wonder if the rumours of Bond driving an electric Aston Martin is actually just a combination of "Aston Martin" + "Tesla" = Bond driving an electric Aston Martin, and nothing more than that.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Like Jeremy Clarkson, you could pay someone
    To sit behind you and make v12 engine noises ;)
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,363MI6 Agent
    I seem to recall having read somewhere that there's a Tesla in B25 (although no suggestions that it will be driven by Bond himself). Therefore, I can't help but wonder if the rumours of Bond driving an electric Aston Martin is actually just a combination of "Aston Martin" + "Tesla" = Bond driving an electric Aston Martin, and nothing more than that.

    A Tesla has been seen in the Langvann location in a situation that could be test filming. I too want to see Bond25 driving electric. It's the future and electric cars are now competitive with traditional cars.
  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,592MI6 Agent
    I completely understand why people drive electric cars. I will never own one, however, until I am compelled to do so. I suspect Bond would feel the same.
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,546MI6 Agent
    I completely understand why people drive electric cars. I will never own one, however, until I am compelled to do so. I suspect Bond would feel the same.

    I used to feel this way, but that was before I could see where the technology was going. That was at a time when the only hybrid cars available were the ugliest cars on the market, like the people who made hybrid cars thought they had to look ugly. But cars are changing, and electric cars are now able to do what high-performance petrol cars can do. I think today's Bond would appreciate the electric car, as long as he could also keep his DB5. Even Roger Moore drove a hybrid in his personal life.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,363MI6 Agent
    Aston Martin are making electric supercars, so do other brands. It's time we get rid of the old image of ugly, slow and impractical electric cars.

    This is what I got when I searched "Electric supercar" on Google Images:
    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=electric+supercar&FORM=HDRSC2
  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,592MI6 Agent
    I guess it’s about more than looks for me. I like the sound of a real engine; the vibration of a good exhaust. Even the smell can be evocative. At least with a hybrid I suppose you can have your foot in both worlds.

    Fleming’s Bond drove what was a vintage car even at the time, and he worked on it himself. While I could see Moore’s Bond or Brosnan’s Bond going all in on electric, I don’t think it would be a deliberate choice of the others.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,363MI6 Agent
    I completely understand what you aere saying, and there is something about the sound and feel of a non-eletric car.
    It's much more than the looks for me too. Some electric cars perform superbly, and performance is important to Bond. The movie Bond has always been on the forefront of technology. We must remember Fleming lived in a time when Electric cars were fifty year old granma Duck cars and it was acceptable to use the N-word about people. The world around Bond must change, but the essence of Bond must remain, I don't think poluting cars is a part of who Bond is at the core.

    Someone somewhere suggested a joke wher eBond was given the electric Aston Martin, totals it as he often does with his cars and returns to Q with the charging cable. I would like to see that :))
  • MarkOOMarkMarkOOMark Posts: 91MI6 Agent


    Probably wiln sound like this: :))

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9k-dz7Bqw

    Yep.... :))

    Matt S wrote:
    I would welcome an electric car chase. Electric cars are the future, and Bond needs to be ahead of the game. And I think it could add a touch of needed humour to the Bond films.


    Ahhh noooo.... the humor in the SPECTRE car chase was more than bad enough thanks. What a terrible suggestion :s

    I'm all for electric cars and would own one myself in a heartbeat, but please... no silly, done for laughs, quiet chase in DC's last Bond.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,363MI6 Agent
    There is this new thing in movies where they play cool music during some scenes, including car chases. Might work in Bond25 too :D
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