Aston Martin steals show in James Bond No Time to Die

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The vintage doesn’t stop there. Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage has a scene too. This car was Aston Martin’s return to the Bond franchise after an 18-year hiatus. The Living Daylights debuted in 1987, with a new actor playing the lead man, Timothy Dalton. This car was widely considered Britain’s first supercar when it appeared in 1977, and for a good reason. Straight out of the factory, which only produced 38 of these to start, it clipped Ferrari Daytona’s 0-60 mph time. This beast did it in 5.3 seconds and had a maximum speed of 170 mph.

If you thought that was awesome, by the time Bond got it, the car had gone through the Q-lab. Q, the creative genius who outfits Bond with the latest gadgets, added missile launchers to the front end. The launchers were targeted by moving the air vent, and the cigarette lighter was the launch button. The car also had skis from the side skirts. It gave the car more stability while escaping a very snowy Russia with a defector. If the skis didn’t work out as planned, it also had tires spikes, lasers, and a rocket motor. Keeping true to Bond, the Vantage also had a self-destruct button.