SINGAPORE – After a much anticipated wait, we finally see the latest instalment of the James Bond movie franchise opening in theatres. James Bond No Time To Die will be Daniel Craig’s final 007 appearance. Featuring alongside him are costars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, and Ana de Armas.
Originally scheduled for release in April 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic forced Universal to push back the film’s premiere. Today, we look at all the cool two-and four-wheeled machines featured in the 25th Bond film.
Tiger 900 Rally Pro
Step aside, Aston Martin. Triumph recently announced a new partnership featuring two new models in No Time To Die. Built with an all-new 900cc triple-cylinder engine and state-of-the-art ride-enhancing technology. The new Tiger 900 range is also significantly lighter than previous models. Check out CarBuyer’s review of the related model here: 2021 Triumph Tiger 900 GT Review: Not Just New Stripes. To make this even more unique, there’s only one allocated here in Singapore.
Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
This specially blacked-out Bond Edition boasts a 1200-cc parallel-twin engine that’s good for 89 horses. It even has a Bond startup sequence on the information display. The British motorcycle company is also no stranger to the silver screen, used by several top actors in numerous blockbuster films. Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible, Chris Pratt in Jurassic World and Daniel Craig in No Time To Die.
In one of the epic car chasing scenes, Bond and Swann were pursued by a range of vehicles. One of which included the Jaguar XF. Interestingly enough, a total of 140 vehicles were used in the production of this movie. If you’re interested in pursuing the XF yourself, there’s a newly-facelifted model that just launched in Singapore. You can check out our news story in this article.
Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition
The Land Rover Defender was featured in the ambitious car chase scene in Norway. Land Rover released a cinematic commercial on YouTube highlighting the new Defender with the iconic Bond theme music. We have the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 3.0P SE and the three-door Defender 90 review here if you’re into off-roaders like this.
Maserati Quattroporte IV
You might ask why a movie starring Aston Martins and Land Rovers features a four-door Italian car? Because they’re the Baddies, of course. In one scene, Bond is on foot pursued by baddies on motorcycles and a Maserati Quattroporte IV. That’s the version of Maserati’s sedan, which debuted in 1994 and was the first car built under Fiat’s brand ownership. Bond survives the encounter, of course, duh. He’s James Bond. You don’t have to be a Bond chasing assassin, but imagine cruising around Singapore in the Maserati Quattroporte GTS.
Aston Martin DB5
This has to be the car most would picture when imagining James Bond behind the wheel. The DB5 looks like it’ll take quite a beating by the end of No Time To Die. No wonder Aston Martin made 25 DB5s for the set of this entire movie. If you’d like to emulate Bond, the DB11 might help you get there for cocktail night. At the same time, the DBX would help with distinctly un-Bond-ish activities that are more challenging than being a super spy – yes, ferrying the kids around.
Land Rover Series III
Bond was seen driving off-road along the beach in Jamaica in this gorgeously retro Series III Land Rover. Almost every Daniel Craig James Bond film has featured a Land Rover. This, however, is the first time we’ve seen a vintage one. But we can’t blame Bond’s choice – we do wonder where he got it fixed. Early in the evolution of Land Rover, it made beautiful convertible SUVs for very un-convertible SUV purposes. Perfect for driving along beaches and putting down guerilla uprisings.
To bring us back to modernity, watch this video to find out five cool features on this four-wheeler explained to you by a man in a funny hat.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
In No Time To Die, Bond was caught whipping a sheet of what appears to be the V8 Vantage Volante, as driven by Timothy Dalton in 1987’s The Living Daylights. Coincidentally, both cars were spotting identical number plates. Could it be that the No Time To Die car may be more than just a tribute to The Living Daylights? If you’re into Aston Martins like Bond is, check out some pre-loved Astons that won’t cost you the living daylights here.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
We see this supercar feature when Lashana Lynch’s Nomi character picks up a stranded James Bond in the movie. Potentially, the Superleggera could be the breakout star (in terms of automobiles, at least) in No Time To Die.
Aston Martin Vahalla
Aston Martin’s revolutionary mid-engined sports car also makes a special cameo appearance in No Time To Die. Up close, it looks more like Batman than Bond. Its incredible wrapped design was developed in collaboration with Aston’s F1 partners Red Bull Racing, whose expertise in aerodynamics is clear. Only 500 Valhallas were built worldwide. That being said, the James Bond car can be yours, with left or right steering options available – each starting at USD$1.1 million. What better way to show that off than to have it star in a James Bond film?
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