When talking about movie cars, there’s always mention of James Bond films and the agent’s penchant for Aston Martins. Such is the relationship between the two brands that both have become synonymous to each other following twenty four films in the Bond franchise. In order to celebrate Global Bond Day today, October 5th, Aston Martin will be parading and displaying several bond vehicles throughout London for fans and spectators alike.
Truth be told, the relationship between the two brands would possibly not have come to fruition way back. When Goldfinger was being made in 1964, Aston Martin was on the fence with lending the folks behind the third James Bond film a then-new DB4. Thanks to the persistence and persuasion in part of the filmmakers, they were able to get a DB4 to modify with all the trick gadgets that took the car towards star car fame.
For the parade around town, Aston Martin have prepared four cars – each being part of an era of Bond movies in their own right. The DB10 from Spectre, V8 Vantage from The Living Daylights, DB5 from Goldfinger and the DBS from Quantum of Solace will be driven around the capital, taking in a number of landmarks and Bond filming locations. On top of that, a Vanquish used in Die Another Day (one of seven used in the movie) will be on display at Aston Martin's dealership at Park Lane. Another static display of one of 12 DBSs used in Quantum of Solace – complete with battle scars from Bond's getaway in the Italian lakes – will be at Aston Martin Works’ heritage showroom on Dover Street.
"The connection between James Bond and Aston Martin reaches back through the decades so we are delighted to be supporting Global James Bond Day 2018," said Aston Martin Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Sproule. "London is the home of 007 and fans should be on the lookout for some of the most exciting cars used by James Bond this Friday 5th October."
The next Bond film is slated for release likely around February 2020, and while Daniel Craig will still play the famed secret agent we’ve yet to hear news about what particular vehicle he’ll be behind the wheel of – or if he’ll be driving any cars for that matter.