It seems ironic that we’re applauding a new ‘lightweight’ Range Rover Sport – a whopping 420kg lighter than its predecessor – which still weighs…
Last month we featured an Infographic showing the Best of the Bond vehicle gadgets, featuring twelve of the film’s most clever cars. This time we’ve got a real test of your Bond-car knowledge with twenty-four of the wild, weird and wacky that have made an appearance since Doctor No. first appeared in 1962.
With the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, due for release in the UK on 26th October, we thought it would be fun to share an infographic which explores the history of Bond cars and their vehicle-related gadgets.
Compared to ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’, which bombarded us with images of Aston’s new (at the time) V12-engine DBS, the latest Bond film, ‘SkyFall’, seems much less of a car-fest for enthusiasts. Aston Martin’s 1964 DB5 is back, bearing the original number plate, BMT 216A, as used in the 007 classic, Goldfinger. But the DB5 looks like being the only Aston making an appearance this time, albeit as Bond’s personal set of wheels.
If a good looking race-car was also a fast one, then this new Aston Martin LMP1 race-car would already have the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) championship clinched. Named AMR-One, a total of six cars will be built, with the factory team running one car in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup which includes the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and two cars at selected events.
I had one of these when I was just a lad… a Matchbox model as opposed to a real car – I’m not THAT old! But it’s great to see the Interceptor gracing the roads again after a 35-year absence.
Such is the proliferation of single and double clutch paddle-shift transmissions it’s very easy to regard a conventional automatic as a soft and somewhat…