new 007 car

after no time to die, is time that bond starts with another car.
it could the the aston dbs from QOS but in good shape, or another car that could be elegant and also sports.
wonder if for the time we get a new 007 aston martin will try to show a new car, or lotus will be back trying to work with 007.
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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I guess there’s a good chance it’ll be an electric or at least hybrid one. I would guess they’d stick with Aston but I suppose you never know.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    How about a film where Bond has no car? That would be fresh. (See YOLT)
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    QBranch wrote: »
    How about a film where Bond has no car? That would be fresh. (See YOLT)

    Also LALD, MR, OP, AVTAK, LTK....
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    He doesn’t wear a dinner suit in YOLT either, but I think that’s another thing that’s unlikely to happen! :)
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    QBranch wrote: »
    How about a film where Bond has no car? That would be fresh. (See YOLT)
    Also LALD, MR, OP, AVTAK, LTK....
    I mean, IIRC, in YOLT he doesn't drive a car at all.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    It's been my banshee wail through the ages but Bond needs to go back to driving a Bentley again.
    QBranch wrote: »
    How about a film where Bond has no car? That would be fresh. (See YOLT)

    Also LALD, MR, OP, AVTAK, LTK....

    Bond did drive a hire car (presumably) to the airport in LTK but it wasn't a fancy one. I believe that YOLT is the only Bond film where Bond doesn't drive a vehicle at all.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Likewise in MR I think..?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited October 2021 Posts: 15,495
    mtm wrote: »
    Likewise in MR I think..?

    He drives the yellow buggy after they dispose of the original crew, driving it in order to get to the space shuttle.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    QBranch wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    How about a film where Bond has no car? That would be fresh. (See YOLT)
    Also LALD, MR, OP, AVTAK, LTK....
    I mean, IIRC, in YOLT he doesn't drive a car at all.

    Little Nellie makes up for that 😁
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Likewise in MR I think..?

    He drives the yellow buggy after they dispose of the original crew driving it in order to get to the space shuttle.

    Well I guess it depends on your definition of ‘car’! :D
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mtm wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Likewise in MR I think..?

    He drives the yellow buggy after they dispose of the original crew driving it in order to get to the space shuttle.

    Well I guess it depends on your definition of ‘car’! :D

    Yes, true, though he did drive in that one. That's undisputable at least.
  • Would be nice to give Aston Martin a break for the next film. Though it all depends if they are sponsoring the film!

    Would be nice for Bond to visit Japan again, maybe a luxury Lexus? Something different!
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Would be nice to give Aston Martin a break for the next film. Though it all depends if they are sponsoring the film!

    Would be nice for Bond to visit Japan again, maybe a luxury Lexus? Something different!

    There's just something really Bondian about him driving an Aston. Just give him a nice up to date model. No more 'homages'
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Any new model of AM will do.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited October 2021 Posts: 3,497
    Would be nice to give Aston Martin a break for the next film. Though it all depends if they are sponsoring the film!

    Would be nice for Bond to visit Japan again, maybe a luxury Lexus? Something different!

    There's just something really Bondian about him driving an Aston. Just give him a nice up to date model. No more 'homages'

    The only people complaining about these "homages" are found here.

    Everybody I know personally who enjoyed Craig's run was always very enthousiastic about the DB5.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited October 2021 Posts: 10,540
    Would be nice to give Aston Martin a break for the next film. Though it all depends if they are sponsoring the film!

    I think that's the thing: if they're giving cars to the production and promoting it too, and it's a brand association which works really well for both of them (not just in terms of advertising but just straight branding- their values match up perfectly and tell us about the character of Bond, as well as the classiness of AM), then there's not much reason to change it.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    mtm wrote: »
    Would be nice to give Aston Martin a break for the next film. Though it all depends if they are sponsoring the film!

    I think that's the thing: if they're giving cars to the production and promoting it too, and it's a brand association which works really well for both of them (not just in terms of advertising but just straight branding- their values match up perfectly and tell us about the character of Bond, as well as the classiness of AM), then there's not much reason to change it.

    Spoken like a true insider.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Would be nice to give Aston Martin a break for the next film. Though it all depends if they are sponsoring the film!

    Would be nice for Bond to visit Japan again, maybe a luxury Lexus? Something different!

    There's just something really Bondian about him driving an Aston. Just give him a nice up to date model. No more 'homages'

    The only people complaining about these "homages" are found here.

    Everybody I know personally who enjoyed Craig's run was always very enthousiastic about the DB5.

    Whose complaining?

    I enjoyed the DB5 in Craig's run. Its by far my favourite car of the series.

    But I think the new Bond should have a new(ish) Aston. The homages in Craig's films are fine where they belong.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Would be nice to give Aston Martin a break for the next film. Though it all depends if they are sponsoring the film!

    Would be nice for Bond to visit Japan again, maybe a luxury Lexus? Something different!

    There's just something really Bondian about him driving an Aston. Just give him a nice up to date model. No more 'homages'

    The only people complaining about these "homages" are found here.

    Everybody I know personally who enjoyed Craig's run was always very enthousiastic about the DB5.

    Whose complaining?

    I enjoyed the DB5 in Craig's run. Its by far my favourite car of the series.

    But I think the new Bond should have a new(ish) Aston. The homages in Craig's films are fine where they belong.

    Yeah I tend to agree that it's maybe time to move the whole series forward and not bring back any old stuff. I have liked him driving his old Aston though- it does sort of align with Fleming's Bond driving his old Bentleys (even if the DB5 is worth quite a bit more today than those were in the 50s! :) ).
    I think if the new Bond drives an AM we haven't seen it yet: I would imagine they'll do a CR and launch the car in the film.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    The DB5 is obviously great, but it was in Goldfinger because it was bleeding edge. The truest homage to the DB5 from Goldfinger is to just keep using the most bleeding edge model Aston Martin can provide. It’s why I think the DB10 was a fantastic (if underused) part of Spectre.
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    Would be nice to give Aston Martin a break for the next film. Though it all depends if they are sponsoring the film!

    Would be nice for Bond to visit Japan again, maybe a luxury Lexus? Something different!

    There's just something really Bondian about him driving an Aston. Just give him a nice up to date model. No more 'homages'

    This. The newest model.
  • I love the DB5, but I think they should lay off bringing it back so often. I am happy, though, that it got used in NTTD. Casino Royale was a cameo, Skyfall was a cameo, Spectre was a cameo, NTTD- she kicked some serious ass. That was very nice to see for the first time since 1964.

    I would LOVE to see the return of the Z8 as Bond's personal car and the newest Aston as his company car, but I don't think the Z8 will happen.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Ooh the Z8, that's an interesting call. They've certainly risen in popularity since TWINE came out and are very expensive to buy- as Bond's personal car it would actually kind of work, I like that.
    As an equivalent to BookBond's original Bentley it would kind of follow on: twenty years old; big, unnecessary engine; slightly more cruisery than out-and-out sportscar; and a convertible. Just get a battleship grey one and have it modded a bit and it would kind of work :D
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Why not just go for a modern Continental GT for his personal car? A return to BMW would seem really strange I think.
    I agree though it's probably time to move on from the DB5.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I must admit I find Bentleys a bit chintzy and kind of low rent (relatively- they're obviously still expensive luxury cars!). They don't have quite the style or sophistication of Aston: they're covered in quilting and chrome, even their headlamps are cut glass like crystal decanters- it's all a bit much.
  • mtm wrote: »
    Ooh the Z8, that's an interesting call. They've certainly risen in popularity since TWINE came out and are very expensive to buy- as Bond's personal car it would actually kind of work, I like that.
    As an equivalent to BookBond's original Bentley it would kind of follow on: twenty years old; big, unnecessary engine; slightly more cruisery than out-and-out sportscar; and a convertible. Just get a battleship grey one and have it modded a bit and it would kind of work :D

    Unfortunately I doubt Aston Martin would be happy if BMW was back in the series. A return to the Z8 would probably have to involve a new deal with BMW where he ends up in a new 8 Series.

    If we are to stick with Aston, which is most likely, I'd like to see the 1969 DBS make a return, or maybe even the 2002 Vanquish.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited November 2021 Posts: 10,540
    mtm wrote: »
    Ooh the Z8, that's an interesting call. They've certainly risen in popularity since TWINE came out and are very expensive to buy- as Bond's personal car it would actually kind of work, I like that.
    As an equivalent to BookBond's original Bentley it would kind of follow on: twenty years old; big, unnecessary engine; slightly more cruisery than out-and-out sportscar; and a convertible. Just get a battleship grey one and have it modded a bit and it would kind of work :D

    Unfortunately I doubt Aston Martin would be happy if BMW was back in the series. A return to the Z8 would probably have to involve a new deal with BMW where he ends up in a new 8 Series.

    If we are to stick with Aston, which is most likely, I'd like to see the 1969 DBS make a return, or maybe even the 2002 Vanquish.

    I think if you use an older car it doesn't necessarily mean a collaboration with the brand- like the older Maserati or Toyota in NTTD. But then again we also got the old Aston/Land Rover etc.
    NTTD is car-crazy.

    The Vanquish could be cool, or maybe the Ian Callum updated version. Although I wonder if a lot of folk wouldn't even know it was an old model: the new ones probably don't look much different to a lot of people! :)
  • The 2002 Vanquish has aged incredibly well.

    I doubt Aston cared about the Land Cruiser in NTTD. It's not like they have an alternative offering for an old SUV.

    The only mark I have against using old Bond cars is that they seem to overshadow the new cars. No one ever talks about the DB10.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    The 2002 Vanquish has aged incredibly well.

    I doubt Aston cared about the Land Cruiser in NTTD. It's not like they have an alternative offering for an old SUV.

    Well I don't think Aston expect to have the monopoly on being the only cars in the movie - there's a lot of Jaguar Land Rover stuff in NTTD.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited November 2021 Posts: 5,728
    mtm wrote: »
    I must admit I find Bentleys a bit chintzy and kind of low rent (relatively- they're obviously still expensive luxury cars!). They don't have quite the style or sophistication of Aston: they're covered in quilting and chrome, even their headlamps are cut glass like crystal decanters- it's all a bit much.

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    I don't know, I could see Bond taking to one of these. Although, I agree with you, taking a look at the interior, it's all a bit extravagant.

    This really is the only Bentley of them all I like the look of though.
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